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  1. Glad it worked out, Lucas! And you will find a wast amount of knowledge in this forum. And people who want to help.
  2. Hi Ronald! Dataton does not provide hardware recommendations for WATCHOUT media servers. However, you will find plenty of threads in this forum where you find great advice on what components to chose. Best regards, David / Dataton
  3. No, there are no commercially available OS with more than 64 bits. There are numerous online resources to be found on the topic, here are a few links. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/128-bit https://www.quora.com/Are-there-any-128-bit-operating-systems
  4. Hi! Windows 7 is not officially available from Microsoft and we have moved to Windows 10. Here you can find our official Windows 10 (Enterprise) tweak list: https://response.dataton.com/watchout-windows-10-tweaking-guide Best regards, David / Dataton
  5. All, the forum upgrade is now done. Please report any issues as soon as possible.
  6. Dear fellow forum user, this is just to inform you that the Dataton WATCHOUT forum will be down Monday (June 3rd) afternoon and possibly into Tuesday (June 4th) because of planned maintenance. We are moving to a hosted, cloud based solution, provided by the developers behind the forum software. If you have any questions, let me know! Best regards, David
  7. Yes, a WATÇHOUT setup is made of two units, a production computer and a display computer (media server). Here is more about the minimum setup: https://www.dataton.com/watchout-overview-minimum-system-configuration-1 I suggest you follow the advise of Rainer that you read the user guide and the forum. When it comes to hardware you can buy a WATCHOUT media server from Dataton (WATCHPAX, WATCHMAX) or build your own. I do not recommend self-build unless you REALLY know what you are doing. Dataton does not recommend hardware for self-builds but we have made a Windows 10 tweak list. In the forum you will find a LOT of good threads with high quality information. When asking questions, make sure you have searched for answers first - people are helpful but not helpful with people who do not care to search and look first. Good luck on your WATCHOUT experience!
  8. Hi! If you can find Windows 7 versions in the market, why not. Generally people have reported increased performance in Win 10 but it does take time to setup a Win 10 system.
  9. As Rainer says, it is two different locations you need to set. One under "Change Resolution" and the other is "Adjust video color setup". Both places have the "limited" or "full" or "16-235" or "16-255" option. They need both to be set. But, as mentioned earlier, with RTX 2080, this did not work. Or rather - it did not stay at full...
  10. I have ran into the same problems but on a RTX 2080 card. Where there are two different outputs - 2 x DP and 1 x HDMI. The HDMI card outputs 16-235 default. Changing in the NVIDIA settings does not work well. It kept getting overridden - perhaps by a magic Windows 10 feature that I was not capable of identifying (Win 10 Pro). Any help on getting this fixed permanently would be good. Latest drivers applied. The card is the ASUS version. But the p4000 should have DisplayPort and should not be affected by this setting?
  11. As Daned wrote in the post of January 4th: Best regards, David
  12. Hi! You have to decide on the compression rates yourself as I have no idea on how your system is setup nor what you want to achieve. Here are an example to convert to HAP. set input="E:\video\test\smple.mp4" ffmpeg.exe -i %input% -an -ss 120 -t 30 -c:v hap -format hap -chunks 4 -y bbb_2160p30_hap.mov ffmpeg.exe -i %input% -an -ss 120 -t 30 -c:v hap -format hap_q -chunks 4 -y bbb_2160p30_hapq.mov Where: -i = input file -an = no audio -ss = start stream time (seconds), you can skip this option -t = duration (seconds), you can skip this option -c:v = codec for video -format = codec specific format (can be hap, hap_q or hap_alpha) -chunks = number of chunks for multi threaded decoding -y = over-write output file without prompting, you can skip this option
  13. Hi! Albeit at tad (quite a bit, actually) out of the scope of the WATCHOUT forum, here is my take. I would recommend you to approach a company that specialises on building stands and trade show booths - the company you link to seem to be a company that does not build stands/fairs but will deliver printed materials to those companies who designs and build stands. Among these companies you find Freeman (https://www.freeman.com) and Worldstage (https://www.worldstage.com) and a bunch of others. They can also either support on content creation or you can reach out to https://www.pixelmosaic.com When it comes to quality of displays, you should not worry about that - you are renting them for the fair.
  14. Hi! You can find FFmpeg here: https://ffmpeg.org Best regards, David
  15. DavidA

    Better forum?

    Hi! No, we do not have any other options like Slack (except for our internal use) or Discord. Best regards, David
  16. DavidA

    Better forum?

    Hi Brian! There are some other sources of WATCHOUT knowledge and they are on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pawanvishwakarma/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/746866825374405 Are there anything specific you are searching for? Best regards, David David Aleksandersen Commercial Support Manager Dataton AB +46 70 552 32 30 david@dataton.se www.dataton.com
  17. Dear MisterK, we have NVIDIA P4000 cards running well with 4x4K outputs on our servers. So it should not be a problem with the GPU - nor the WATCHOUT version. The Windows 10 tweak list will be updated with some minor changes in the near future. The reasons for not make a major update are many, but mainly because making and maintaining a fully up-to-date tweak list is incredibly time consuming: Each windows version needs to be tested and tested with a wide range of drivers for various hardware components, such as graphics cards. And it is not only the single Windows version, it is with all the KB updates in variation with different drivers as well. At point of release, the Windows tweak list is accurate, but with different GPUs, Windows versions, KB versions, etc - it is inevitably going to be less accurate. We have built a wide range of WATCHOUT media servers that is pre-tweaked and setup by our developers. They are locked down to avoid having people updating drivers - to make sure the media server performs as well as intended and so we can provide full support on them. Our reasoning to use the LTSB is also to avoid having to force our users to update Windows with new features and not only security updates. I see from our support log that you have received an answer by our support team. I hope it helps - if it does, please let us know so we can post the same here. Good luck! Best regards, David
  18. Dear all, two of the Dataton developers are visiting the Geneva car show this weekend, to experience our customers use cases (and support - if needed) some of the many WATCHOUT installations there. If you have WATCHOUT in action there and want to say hi - shoot either Daniel or Tim an email! (Or post in this forum!) Daniel Johansson: daniel@dataton.se Tim Brodin: tim@dataton.se Have a great weekend!
  19. Hi Malte! For Dataton to try to recreate this, please send your WATCHPAX 20 S/N along with project files and a as detailed description as possible to support@dataton.com. Best regards, David
  20. As Merten writes, the card is correctly from Deltacast. If you are installing the card in a custom server, WATCHOUT will only be able to use all connectors as input only (using DirectShow).
  21. Dear WATCHOUT users! DATATON.COM is now up and running again after the upgrade. If you notice any strange behaviour or problems, email webmaster at dataton.com. This is to inform you that the dataton.com website will be down business hours Thursday this week (January 17th) for planned upgrades. We strive to keep the downtime to a minimum. This will only affect dataton.com, so you will still be able to access the Dataton forum. Any questions? Email me (david@dataton.se) or post here. Best regards, David
  22. Hi! It is a Kensington slot, but it is the MiniSaver version. https://www.dataton.com/products/media-servers/watchpax20 Best regards, David
  23. Hi Jeff! On a site note: We have experienced various problems with AMD’s 2018 drivers and we are running the 2017 Q4.1 drivers. If you run into other problems, that might be worthwhile checking out that version of the AMD driver. Best regards, David / Dataton
  24. Hi! Yes, there are some folders you need to delete manually. Shows, logs and dump files are left - with all the files you added to your show. Some of the other folders that can be left are: Codecs Codemeter Documentation dupg it ja MultichannelAudio ndi ru tr zh All of them can be deleted before downgrading.
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