Can you loop a show?

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Luis García-Tornel

Can you loop a show?

Post by Luis García-Tornel » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:46 pm

It worked for me... but I haven't the audio so this can an issue with that

We need some more info:

- Which OS are you using?
- Which version of QLC+?
- What format is your audio?
- What crash errors appear?
- Any other info you can provide

Luis García-Tornel

Can you loop a show?

Post by Luis García-Tornel » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:50 am

Ok, made some quick tests, and there is in fact some strange behavior in Windows. When the audio is ends later (or at the same time) than the last sequence there is a crash.

In my Ubuntu machine everything works fine even if the audio is longer.

As a walkaround for Windows:

-Create a new "dummy" sequence (with all channels at zero) that surpasses the audio.
-Make the chaser's hold time a little bit longer than your audio. In my machine and my test files I had to make it 0.30s longer than the audio to avoid crashes.

Check the test files that I'm attaching

or better still ... get linux! ;)
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Caroline Lacroix

Can you loop a show?

Post by Caroline Lacroix » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:36 pm

Thank you. I am using a Mac though… and it seems that I am not able to adjust the hold time for the chaser.. it just automatically is set to the end time of the show..I will try your dummy sequence fix and let you know how this goes. Thanks so much for helping me out! This is so very stressful!

Luis García-Tornel

Can you loop a show?

Post by Luis García-Tornel » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:28 pm

So, you're on a Mac, then I must warn you, I think QLC+ is kind of buggy on MacOS. In the past Massimo had a hard time making it work on MacOS (and if I don't misremember whith audio).

Unfortunately, with a Mac I can't be of much help since I don't have one.

And with a project of such importance I would play safe and try to get a linux machine

EDIT: If you provide some specs of your machine (OS version, etc.) you may get better help

Massimo Callegari

Can you loop a show?

Post by Massimo Callegari » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:58 pm

There's a known nasty bug on OSX and audio end-of-stream.
https://github.com/mcallegari/qlcplus/issues/231

You have two options:
- go with another OS. I suggest Linux
- try to add a few seconds of silence to your audio track to pass the chaser total duration. See if it works

Caroline Lacroix

Can you loop a show?

Post by Caroline Lacroix » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:55 pm

Thank you! I tried it on a Windows computer and the end of audio bug was still present, so I simply made the chaser loop before the end of the audio and it works fine now! Doing a 8hr test run tonight, then it's exhibition time! I'll post the video once I have one.

Thanks again for all the help!
Cheers!

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Re: Can you loop a show?

Post by thespfxman » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:06 am

This is probably long solved, but this thread helped. I too was crashing at the end each time, then I realized I set my audio track to loop instead of single shot, after switching back it worked great.

Thanks all.

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