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What means? 'midi i/o error : buffer overflow'

midi error midi controller buffer overflow Error Buffer WO 5.5.1

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#21 DavidPatrick

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 01:34 AM

v 5.5.1

No MIDI (Error only said "Buffer Overflow" - no mention of anything else.

No inputs or outputs. No external control.

Only two outs from a single machine.

Got a couple Aux timelines, but they aren't doing much. Almost all the show is in the Main Timeline.

A couple comps, but I can't isolate it to that.


Message would pop up while I'm sitting paused in the timeline...I don't recall it happening while I was playing anything. Also popped up once after I refreshed changed media.


Like I said, hasn't affected anything. Just curious what it means so I can avoid...that box popping up always makes me a touch nervous.

#22 limeworks

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 08:20 AM

I received this message recently (5.5.1). But it was because i was switching between different MIDI monitoring tools / USB midi vs standard MIDI etc, when using a combination of controllers together.


I haven't had the same problem using standard MIDI devices via a PCI-E Midi port. It seems to be much more stable than connecting via USB (it also means watchout can see more than one controller).



#23 Jonas Dannert

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 09:26 AM

WATCHOUT can only use 1 (one) MIDI-device.



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