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  1. We have actually not seen this behavior although we have done similar things in our recent projects. To make it easier for the support team to help here, pls. elaborate a bit which Windows version you're using, the codec specs of your video and whether this happens using the main timeline or an auxiliary timeline.
  2. If you do not close the command with \r, WATCHOUT will ignore it until the incoming buffer is full. BTW, the gotoTime command would look like this: gotoTime "00:00:01.000" timeline or gotoTime 1000 timeline if the name of the aux timeline is timeline.
  3. The CR (\r) is important since this will tell WATCHOUT that the command is complete and can be analyzed. TCP/IP has the benefit that the sender will get a receipt. UDP just sends but does not care whether the receiver is listening. If you have trouble making unity3D talk to WATCHOUT, try a telnet client like PUTTY and send RAW messages to WATCHOUT. You'll see all responses and it's easier to troubleshoot problems. Once you've figured out what to send you can go to your application and build it from there.
  4. Actually we do this at times when transferring very large files to display computers. In this case we usually transfer one file first since this will build the correct structure in the show folder on the display computer. Then we connect an external SSD to the display computer and copy the rest of the files directly into this folder. This doesn't work that easy with locked systems like WATCHPAX or WATCHMAX but open systems should accept this. Once all the files are on the display server, you connect the SSD to your production computer so that WATCHMAKER also sees the files. On going online WATCHMAKER will just compare the files with those on the server.
  5. Are you sending a CR at the end of your control command? x0D? Have you tried using TCP/IP?
  6. What jumps into my eye are these time stamps. { "date" : "2019-01-25", "time" : "3:04:35:186", "severity" : "error", "error" : { "kind" : "Network", "code" : 0, "excuse" : "Display computer: Disappeared", "source" : "Display \"Display 2\" of Stage Tier \"Base\" of Stage" } }, { "date" : "2019-01-26", "time" : "3:04:35:450", "severity" : "error", "error" : { "kind" : "Network", "code" : 0, "excuse" : "Display computer: Disappeared", "source" : "Display \"Display 2\" of Stage Tier \"Base\" of Stage" } }, { "date" : "2019-01-27", "time" : "3:04:39:981", "severity" : "error", "error" : { "kind" : "Network", "code" : 0, "excuse" : "Display computer: Disappeared", "source" : "Display \"Display 2\" of Stage Tier \"Base\" of Stage" } }, { "date" : "2019-01-28", "time" : "3:04:39:896", "severity" : "error", "error" : { "kind" : "Network", "code" : 0, "excuse" : "Display computer: Disappeared", "source" : "Display \"Display 2\" of Stage Tier \"Base\" of Stage" } }, What is happening in your installation at 03:04 every day. Are you shutting the computer down at this time? If not, I would investigate the Windows scheduler. There are numerous things happening in a computer in regular intervals and if errors happen at the same time every day it might be something triggered by the scheduler.
  7. I think the app only makes use of the camera while meaman wanted to show the iOS and some iOS app. So what he would need is to mirror his screen.
  8. You do not need to install the vidvox HAP codec. WATCHOUT uses it's own codec and this is integrated in WATCHOUT. Installing the HAP codec might only make sense on a production computer in case that you want to use QT based software to transcode media. WATCHOUT does not need it. If I understand your description correctly, you are playing more than one video back-to-back in a timeline and then, after a couple of videos, you want to transition back to the beginning at 0:00.00? Using a control cue to jump back to the beginning will only work if you place one control cue appr. 1/2 frame inside the video at the beginning and a second control cue 1/2 frame before the end which points to the name of the first control cue. How much you have to stay away from the video edges depends a bit on the power of your system. Here ideally you have a looping video where the last frame is identical to the first frame. The reason is that once the timeline has reached the real end of your video the graphic card will kick it out. When you now jump back to 0.0 and your video starts here as well, WATCHOUT will have to load the video again without any chance to do this before showing the first frame. Usually WATCHOUT reads the video slightly before it gets rendered. Note that this way of looping only works when you play one clip only and you should normally avoid this approach. The normal way of playing loops would be to set the video in free-running and looping mode and stop at a pause cue. If you do this with one clip it should not show black. In this case WATCHOUT will load a second instance of the file to do the looping transition. This also means that your hardware needs to be able to play two instances of the file at the same time! If you have more than one video in a row and want to play the complete part in a loop, you'd need to first build your show in a timeline and then copy it to a composition. Make sure that the length of the composition is exactly as long as the videos! All videos inside your composition should not be set to free-running and looping. Instead you'd put the composition in free-running and looping mode. There are thousands of reasons why a computer or software might crash and no software can find all the reasons why it might crash. This is one of the main reasons why Dataton started to build WATCHMAX and WATCHPAX servers since here the dev team can do long time test runs and tweak Windows and all drivers to make the system stable and fast. Changing the version of a single driver can dramatically change the behavior of a software. But there is some help. WATCHOUT writes a couple of log files, both on the production computer and on the display computer. They are placed inside the folder logs in the WATCHOUT folder. Read those files and possibly this might get you a hint. Windows also writes log files of the Windows system. >> Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Event Viewer/Windows Logs It is also a good idea to double check the tweaking of your system. I've seen crashes where the owner of the system swore that it was fully tweaked and in the end it was a tiny settings which he overlooked which caused the crashes. BTW, when posting here it always helps to mention the version of WATCHOUT 😉
  9. If it can be connected to a cable, you could use an adaptor to HDMI. AppleTV should also support mirroring mode and has a HDMI output. The HDMI signal can then be used through a HDMI capture card or by converting it to NDI.
  10. Why would you use a proxy anyway? It's in the nature of a proxy that WATCHOUT does not really analyze the file and therefore can't see how many channels are used.
  11. The S400 sync board is an extension to the W/WX series of graphic cards and intended to framelock physical outputs on those graphic cards. What the MST hub does when it gets a signal from the graphic card is outside of the control of the S400 sync board.
  12. The hardware looks powerful enough and we have a few MSI gaming notebooks with Win 8.1 for WATCHOUT programming. How fast is your disc? Which graphic card is used with WATCHOUT? What falls into my eye from your long spec list is: Why do you have virtualization active? Resolution 1920 x 1080 x 120 hertz Is your display running on 120Hz??? This could indeed be a problem since WATCHOUT would need to render everything in real time to 120Hz.
  13. It looks like a network issue. Make sure that you've turned off all network ports except the one which you use for WATCHOUT. Otherwise TCP commands and UDP commands might use different paths and this would look like your description. It is also a good idea to get rid of any bloatware installed on your computer. Those can lead to astonishing effects.
  14. Indeed, this points more to a network issue I guess. Free-running means free-running, so WATCHOUT will not keep track of the files after starting them.
  15. Hi, It looks more like a hardware/driver or network issue. I've just tested three UHD clips with 50 and z60fps on a WX7100 set to UHD@60fps. Though the clips have the same content, it's actually three individual files each. The server runs Win7 Pro 64 and the AMD driver is from Q4/2017. We had severe issues with drivers from Q1/2018 but have not tested any from this year yet. UHD@59.94p-HAPQ.MOV UHD@50p-MP4.MOV
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