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WatchOut 5 and Windows 10

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No. It precedes Windows 10 by a long time.

It may be possible to get it to work if you replace the license key driver with a newer version that supports Win 10.

But you will still encounter other issues that are unique to Win 10.

Not recommended for any version of WATCHOUT at this time,

but Dataton is working on a new version 6 variant to address that. 

i.e. coming soon ....

 

BTW Microsoft does provide downgrades rights to Windows 10 Pro owners.

So a Windows 10 Pro license owner may use Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8.1 Pro

in lieu of Windows 10. Since proper tuning and OS preparation dictates the drives

be reformatted and the OS installed from scratch,

switching to a more compatible OS is no different amout of work.

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I also tried using Windows 10 as production, but every time I checked the option "free running" and / or "loop" in the video cue-advance, always get "Wachout not responding". 

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I also tried using Windows 10 as production, but every time I checked the option "free running" and / or "loop" in the video cue-advance, always get "Wachout not responding". 

 

Does not happen with my Win 10 as Prodn PC with Watchout 6.02.

Do you have more details?

- Watchout 6 version

- system specs: cpu, motherboard, harddisk, etc

- type of media file and encoding details - codec, wrapper, datarate, etc

- Are you online/live update when it happens? Does it happen when offline?

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I also tried using Windows 10 as production, but every time I checked the option "free running" and / or "loop" in the video cue-advance, always get "Wachout not responding".

 

watchout version means a lot on this one, what you describe is a known bug in v6.0, since corrected in the next release.

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Does not happen with my Win 10 as Prodn PC with Watchout 6.02.

Do you have more details?

- Watchout 6 version

- system specs: cpu, motherboard, harddisk, etc

- type of media file and encoding details - codec, wrapper, datarate, etc

- Are you online/live update when it happens? Does it happen when offline?

I'm on Wachout 5.5.1.

MP4 video format with bitrate on 10Mbps.

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Running without problems as I write this -

Prodn PC:

WO 5.5.1

Win10 i5 laptop

mp4 file with 21.3Mbps

Free running & Loop enabled without any error message

 

Display PC:

WO 5.5.1

Win7 Celeron laptop

Stage/Display resolution 1366x768

 

Without further details, difficult to suggest further where your problem may be. Tweaked to Dataton recommendations? Media Centre off? Firewall off? Any 3rd party codecs installed? Online or offline when it happens? Cat sitting on the keyboard? :)

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