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Greg.Ca

Can 500+ Lor Channels Be Imported Into Setup Of Xlights?

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We have over 40 standard LOR controllers running in standard LOR mode. I want to import my 500+ channels into the setup tab of nutcracker/Xlights and have Xlights run both my LOR sequences as well as my nutcracker RGB sequences in E.1.31. I ran into a problem trying to set up my LOR channels into the setup tab and found a limitation of only being allowed 47? channels that Xlights could accept in standard LOR mode. HUGE disappointment and a show stopper. Must I run my large LOR network in DMX mode in order for Xlights to accept and acknowledge my LOR hardware?

 

If this is the case, what exact steps do I need to do quickly in order to run everything in Xlights?

 

My current hardware is 40+ standard LOR 16 channel controllers running in standard LOR format. This runs out of a USB port to a USB-RS-485 that is daisy changed to my 40+ coltrollers.

 

My E.131 RGB runs out of a Ethernet port to a Ethernet switch where my 3 J1sys P12s's work. Everything works fine separately but I wanted either LOR to run everything or Xlights to run everything. I'm very disappointed to find out the hard way that Xlights wont run LOR in native LOR mode.

 

I need to find out a easy solution for either LOR to run everything or Xlights has to accept 500+LOR channels.

 

Another option is to convert our LOR network to DMX mode and I'm not sure exactly how to do that or have the necessary cable change to do that. I might need a quick course in order to do that,

 

Can somebody help me out who is running both LOR and Xlights-Nutcracker together? --Greg--.

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I feel your pain, I only have 64 LOR channels with 2 P12S's and a couple of DMX universes coming off the P12S's to some 27 channels RGB decoders. maybe all total just under 8k channels. I am running LOR this year but it is very slow. The file size gets big and takes for ever to open and save. A couple times I have had the show stop for a minute between sequences. I would be interested in the solution also.

 

Lee

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I found the same issues with the time lags between songs but did a couple things that helped it quite a bit.

 

One, I ran the 4gb patch on all the LOR programs (.exe), this seemed to help.

Then I set the show to have a 5 second delay between songs and also under options set Sequence Loading with sequences are loaded before they are played.

Now only occasionally do I see the delay and those are mostly on the songs that are videos.

With a 10 second delay between songs I almost never saw any noticeable delays but the 10 seconds of darkness bugged me so I took it down to 5.

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Please explain this 'patch' thing. Does this allow LOR to work better? I really want to run everything in Xlights. Anybody running lots of LOR controllers in Xlights in LOR mode? --Greg--

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