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    Default Timer control freezing Vixen after 2 hours

    Newer PC. Old hard drive died.:mad:
    Lenovo 2.8GHz Intel 512M memory WinXP Pro. All known updates installed.

    New install of .net and Vixen from website then allowed to update to 2.0.9.0

    Two sequences placed into a program using a named profile.
    Program scheduled to start at 6:30 and repeat until 11:00pm.

    Sometime between 8:45 and 9:00pm the second song will finish and and the first will not appear to start. I have actually heard this happen.
    There is no audio. no output to renard or DMX.

    The PC shows no errors and the timer control says it is executing the first song.
    When I use "stop all" I can return to vixen.
    If I open a sequence it will not play. When I press play nothing happens.

    If I close and reopen Vixen I can restart timers.
    All will return to normal for about 2 hours.

    All power saving features are set to not activate for at least 6 hours.

    Today I opened a sequence in the editor and had it continuously loop for 4 hours today with no issues.

    Has any one else experienced this or have any suggestions?

    Joel
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    Default Re: Timer control freezing Vixen after 2 hours

    I've only heard of this on this (new) version of Vixen. Recommend going back to a known stable version and turn off the auto update.

    Heres KC's post of version 2.0.5.
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    Default Re: Timer control freezing Vixen after 2 hours

    Reverted vixen back to 2.0.5.1.

    Allowed the timer to start the show at 6:30.
    Show just froze at 8:50. 2 hours 20 minutes later.

    No difference.

    Starting to believe it may be my pc, but what?
    Lets get serious, I have over 10,000 channels on my back, just where do you want to start counting.

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    Default Re: Timer control freezing Vixen after 2 hours

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    Question Where do we stand on the scheduler issue?

    Where do we stand on the scheduler issue?:?:

    I never could get 2.0.5.0 to work correctly.
    If 2.0.5.0 is my only option I will have to start figuring out why it is having issues.

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    Default Re: Timer control freezing Vixen after 2 hours

    Have you checked the Vixen Bugzilla site? KC wants to use that for starting and tracking Vixen "bug" reports.

    More info:
    http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com...ead.php?t=4846
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    Default Re: Timer control freezing Vixen after 2 hours

    We're having the same problem with the timer control freezing. However, it freezes at different time intervals. Any solutions?

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    Default Re: Timer control freezing Vixen after 2 hours

    I’ve had similar problems with the timer and using a master profile; except that the music still plays. Sometimes I can stop and restart, sometimes I have to restart Vixen and sometimes I have to blow it away first.

    Instead of using a profile for a program, use a profile for each sequence. Set the program to use each sequence’s plug-in setup.

    This seams to be working and I haven’t had problems in the last two days.
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    Default Re: Timer control freezing Vixen after 2 hours

    I had to do exactly the same thing, and it ran fine. I have a question about using the crossfade between sequences. I run into Com port errors if it is set anywhere above 0 sec. Is any one else seeing the same thing? Is there any other easy way to get a bit more time between sequences?

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    Default Re: Timer control freezing Vixen after 2 hours

    Already changed the program to use each individual sequence plug-ins - detached the sequences from the profile as suggested in an earlier post.

    Just moved everything to a faster computer (XP P4 2GB Ram) and it does the same thing. First pc was a win 2000 P3.

    Observations.....software seems to be a resource hog, wondering if this might be a memory leak issue. It's never frozen during the middle of a song, always freezes before starting a new sequence and/or at the end of the program. Occasionaly get a frame.net error.

    NEED A SOLUTION PLEASE...... HOUSE DECORATION JUDGING IS BOTH MONDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHTS and we have kid committments and can't be home for both evenings:? So need the Program/Scheduler to work.

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