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    3.x Solved - Vixen 3 Choppy Performance - Looking for a fix

    As others have said, do your sequencing in Vixen and then export and run your show off a pi using FPP. I have been doing this for years. Very simple process with the added bonus that you can continue to work on your sequencing right through the light season without affecting your show and you...
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    ESPixelstick - how to override effects

    I will take a couple :)
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    Tips of getting the best station for FM transmitter.

    This is an old thread that discussed sound quality when using a Pi and is where I got the fix for my problem by adding a mixer https://auschristmaslighting.com/threads/pi-audio-quality.9332/
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    Tips of getting the best station for FM transmitter.

    I would park out the front of your house and scan the frequency range looking for an "empty" frequency. (Doing it a few nights around show time as some broadcasters seem to come and go around my place) And what sort of issue are you having? Could it be your transmitter is the issue or even...
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    Vixen VS XLights midlife crisis

    My old computer was sluggish when sequencing with Vixen but I replaced it last year with a i5-4690 processor and 16GB of ram and it is fine now. Show runs off a Pi 3B
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    I need a good source for Pixel mounting strips (NZ)

    My mid size tree is nylon webbing with eyelets. Blatant copy of Ruprechts one
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    Voltage tolerance of 12v pixels

    If you want to a cheap voltage stable power supply for testing you can use a computer power supply. https://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-an-ATX-Power-Supply-Into-a-Regular-DC-Powe/ I actually have three in my house setup and have zero issues over many years.
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    Converting a ropelight star to pixels

    They move while being handled during setup but once the wireframe is mounted it takes less than a minute to roughly straighten any that are way off. Not really an issue.
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    Converting a ropelight star to pixels

    Here is a close up of one of my wire frames with square pixels.
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    Converting a ropelight star to pixels

    I have changed some of my wire frames to pixels using square pixels. Attached using a thin cable tie on the diagonal, works well.
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    Which connectors for new display?

    I put a band of yellow heatshrink on to the connectors of any 12v props I have and the same with both ends of their designated power cords.
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    Display location : FM frequency error

    yes I initially fell to the same issue, found a nice quiet frequency, had a Tune To sign professionally printed and then found out about the odds rule. Fixed the sign with duct tape and a sharp knife.
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    Hi Shane, Thanks for the call out. I had time issues this year along with a few problems and...

    Hi Shane, Thanks for the call out. I had time issues this year along with a few problems and did not fire the show up till last night, I was just running patterns when you can past. Jon
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    Newbie here.

    Yes Vixen will send E1.31 for the pixlight or other controller to act on. But you also need to configure your controller so that it knows how to use that data as in which lights/channels are on such ports. I think Keith is hinting that xlights can send that configuration data as well which is...
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