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2.1.44 Build 490- Players don't play except 3
« on: April 10, 2008, 17:39:15 »
Hi.

I have copied over layout files, skins and what not to another computer whcih we use as play-out. Strangeley, every time we start up the program and drag a file over to play on player 1, it will not play at all, it loads but doesn't play. Same if i attempt on player 2, it will not play (and these can all be different audio files), then i drag onto my third player, which plays! After player 3 has started playing, the rest will begin too and then be fine after that.

I hope that makes sense.

It works fine on the laptop (which strangely is Vista Home Premium!), but does not work on a desktop PC, which runs XP Pro SP2. I copied the config files directly over too (the essential ones after designing primarily on my Vista laptop, suhc as skin, layout etc.)

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Re: 2.1.44 Build 490- Players don't play except 3
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2008, 18:20:00 »
Perhaps the sound device settings do not match between computers ?

Go into mAirListConfig on the 2nd PC and re-define all the sound outputs...  However, as it's a laptop - chances are it was all set for Device0 which is the default, so it *should* work on a PC with multiple outputs.
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Re: 2.1.44 Build 490- Players don't play except 3
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2008, 18:28:46 »
We have configured the aounds properly for our console and our audio outputs, they work great. It's not that we can't hear sound, it's that when you click play it physically doesn't do anything, no duration countding down etc i.e. nothing happens until the 3rd player is played (which works) and then the rest work after that.

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Re: 2.1.44 Build 490- Players don't play except 3
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008, 18:31:30 »
Hmm... attach your mairlist.ini file and I'll have a look.
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Re: 2.1.44 Build 490- Players don't play except 3
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2008, 18:41:52 »
Works fine on good 'ol Vista!  ;) :-\

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Re: 2.1.44 Build 490- Players don't play except 3
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2008, 18:48:56 »
Works fine here on XP SP2 with an SB Audigy (I have a Realtek onboard as a 2nd device).  The Player options seem to match with each other - I clicked the Play button on Player1 and it played.
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Re: 2.1.44 Build 490- Players don't play except 3
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2008, 18:51:16 »
You seem to have
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AutomationSinglePlayer=onin Playlist 1.  I believe this is the config. option for a Playlist: Use single player in Automation mode.

Try turning that option off using mAirList Config on the 'problem' PC, and let us know whether or not it fixes the problem.
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Re: 2.1.44 Build 490- Players don't play except 3
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2008, 18:53:10 »
Very strange.

Next time i'm in the studio, which i think is next Tuesday, i will test it and have a fiddle and maybe post from there and see what happens. And just for your information, we are using an M-Audio Delta 44 as our outputs (soon to be two of them once our order goes through).

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Re: 2.1.44 Build 490- Players don't play except 3
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2008, 13:56:53 »
I've tried doing what you said Cad, but unfortunately it is still having the same problem in the studio.

Really strange. If i try to play something on PLAYER0_0, then it recognises it is playing, as when attempting to exit, the "one player is playing" pop up box appears.

Thanks.

EDIT- Seems like a problem with our soundcard config which mAirList doesn't like. At the moment we have-

Player 0- MAudio Delta 44 OUT 1-2
Player 1- MAudio Delta 44 OUT 3-4
Player 2- (awaiting soundcard)

If i set Player 0 to play, it doesn't play, but then i start something playing in Player 1 at the same time, then suddenly Player 0 plays. Weird!

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« Last Edit: May 01, 2008, 14:04:37 by ryani210693 »
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Re: 2.1.44 Build 490- Players don't play except 3
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2008, 15:19:15 »
Do the two output pairs of the Delta 44 show up as distinct devices? Or do you select them with the "speakers" setting in mAirListConfig?

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Re: 2.1.44 Build 490- Players don't play except 3
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2008, 18:01:06 »
I used the mAirList configuration program and they come up as "M-Audio Delta 44 1/2" and also "3/4" (Stereo)
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Re: 2.1.44 Build 490- Players don't play except 3
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2008, 21:56:43 »

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Re: 2.1.44 Build 490- Players don't play except 3
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2008, 22:10:22 »
Interesting - the Delta drivers (I use a 410 card) are quite hit and miss.  Certainly back in 2004 under Windows 2000 I had a few problems when using the AudioEnhanceDPS software. The main issue was when stopping a player and starting another - a single "blip" of audio from the stopped track would appear at the start of the 2nd track.  So starting and stopping players became a nightmare - to ensure a click-free start, you had to stop the player during silence.
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Re: 2.1.44 Build 490- Players don't play except 3
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2008, 22:15:25 »
Thanks very mcuh Torben. When i'm back in the studio tomorrow morning i'll give the solutions a go.

It seems like a common problem with Delta (especially 44) audio cards.

and Charlie i don't think i've experienced that before. Very odd these Deltas! At the moment we have XP proffesional/ (legacy? :s ...something like that)

Thanks. Ryan.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2008, 23:25:37 by ryani210693 »
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Re: 2.1.44 Build 490- Players don't play except 3
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2008, 23:29:51 »
Hi Ryan, I had a related problem tonight with a soundblaster 7.1 card.  The same sound come from all outs on each player (we use 3).

Fixed by using the ASIO driver option. Might be worth a try.

Kind Regards Tony

btw:using the latest version/build of mAirList
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