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  1. I finally got WO to work with Dante and my explanation is a bit embarrassing. Here is what happened. I created an input to control the volume and to mute the volume in WO. I made the input so BLOCKS from pixilab could control WO. At some point, before testing DVS, I or someone pushed the mute on the BLOCKS kiosk and unknowingly reset mute input to zero (see image). I never bothered to look at the inputs because I had sort of forgotten I made them. When I created a new WO file with nothing but sound media the DVS worked and that was my clue that there was something in my file causing the issue.
  2. I'm having an issue using Dante Sound Card and WO. I have a two NIC motherboard and I'm running windows 10 and WO 6.4.4. I have set an IP address on NIC one for WO I have also changed the metrics priority to 1. The second NIC is for Dante and is set to auto obtain IP and the metric priority is set for auto. WO sees Dante VSC and is set to use it and Dante controller sees the computer but no sound shows as playing. I am playing 5.1 sound using a multichannel WAV file in WO. I have also used the DVSC before on earlier versions and Windows 7. Does anyone have any experience with this sort of iss
  3. I have been loading separate WO shows using the tenet. When the first show is loaded it works fine when I ask the second show to load it crashes and goes to the splash screen and I must send the load command again to get the new show loaded. Ultimately I discovered this issue using pixilab Blocks but I wanted to test it without Blocks. I was consistently able to reproduce the issue using telnet. Any idea why this is happening? I'm happy to upload the logs if you need them. Show*Server WO v 6.2.2
  4. Thank you for your quick reply Quim. That did the trick. A few more questions if you don't mind. When I did this before I to used a USB dongle as the Dante NIC, simply because that was the only way it seemed to work. If I have two NIC's on the motherboard do I need and USB NIC anymore? I was using WAV files using the “Wave Format Extensible” file format. is that still the best format to use on multichannel audio files? Thanks again
  5. It's been awhile since I have set up DVS for multiple channels. The last time I set it up the server was a Win 7 server. I am following what I did the last time, but the menu does not show the name of the NIC, it shows services. So I'm confused on how to get WO to have top priority and the Dante NIC to be second. I wrote about how to set up Dante in this post. Has anyone used DVS on a windows 10 machine successfully and if yes, could you explain how you did this?
  6. That looks like a windows issue to me. Dataton recommends that you use the Enterprise edition of Windows 10 (preferably Win 10 LTSB) and tweak the OS to their spec sheet and adding no additional programs to the computer with the exception of a recovery tool.
  7. As a power user of WATCHOUT software I am wondering when Dataton will be releasing a version 7 that has significant upgrades. It seems to me that the competition is not only gaining on WO but has surpassed it in many ways. Some communication from Dataton would be appreciated and I think much needed right now. I see the competition having webinars, instructional videos and engaging with it's users for feedback. Can you please communicate with us on the status of a serious upgrade? Thank you
  8. His experience and guidance helped me with many WO projects. I will miss him very much.
  9. I have been seeing two instances of WATCHPOINT running after boot up. I close the first one with IP address and version # (6.5 in this case)then another on appears with no IP address or version just the WATCHOUT logo. In earlier version this used to be caused by the program launching before the computer was fully operational. I would put a delay in the start up menu and this would solve the issue. In windows 10 the operation is done by using a Task schedule. Once I create one I can't change it to to have the task delay because I get an error "One or more of the specified arguments is inv
  10. What kind of displays are you using? Image IMG_0700.HEIC doesn't look blurry it looks doubled. Are these projectors and are they aligned properly?
  11. Can you give more info on he OS and video driver you are using. Is the a server you built or one built by a Dataton dealer? Also, have you tried version in between, like 6.4.1?
  12. I terms of PowerPoint, the resolution of the output card is the deciding factor to whether you get a particular resolution. You can create content at 8k but if the video card on the PPT computer is only capable of a 4k output then the output would remain 4k and no higher. You would then be creating content that is beyond the capability of the video card and making the PPT computer work harder that it needs to because of the excess pixels. From my experience, even if you were able to attain an 8k output from PPT I doubt it will make much of a difference from an audience perspective, but th
  13. Thanks for producing more advanced tutorials. Very helpful.
  14. In a show I was working on with a main and a backup both production laptops crashed several times doing different things like re-arranging a task or moving some media on the main timeline. I did not feel comfortable with this version.
  15. Just an FYI, you are using the program WATCHNET to schedule a WATCHOUT Cluster. It's hard to tell with so little information how the scheduler and scripts are set up. Somewhere in the start up sequence it looks like there is a line to run an Aux timeline which doesn't exist. Check the Scripts to see if there is a line for the Aux timeline. If you don't need it then remove it and make sure you have a line to start the main timeline at zero or whatever point you want it at. Can you take a image of the script being used at start up?
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