Diagnosing jerky output

whatthej

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Hi all, I have a basic setup and sequence. 1 circle, 241 pixels and say sequence is 2-3 layered 'single strand' effects.
It intermittently gets very jerky movements. The model/house preview on xLights is perfectly smooth. How do I diagnose whether it's my network output or if there is some output lag in my system?
 

Mark_M

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Are you outputting to lights from the xLights editor?
Concentrate on the preview, once happy save the .fseq and use xScheduler to play back.

If it's still flickering it's probably a lose wire from the pixel controller to the strings.
After that I would then look at network. Particularly a WiFi controllers signal.
 

whatthej

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Apologies for the late late response. It took a while for some stuff to reach me before I could do further tests!

I did your suggestion for fseq and it fared a little better. Here's the latest update
  • Set up a separate router and both the PC and Wemos running ESPixelstick are on WiFi
  • Running a 20ms sequence from xLights directly with only the 1 display on a chase pattern, I get perfectly good latency
  • Running a 40ms sequence from xLights directly with a bunch of other displays on 'null' in the network setup, there is some jittering
  • Ditto with xSchedule
What else can I test?
 

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There are a number of reasons why this might happen that is best resolved in a zoom session. Pop in tonight’s after 8pm Sydney time and ask the room. Someone is bound to be able to help.
 

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There are a number of reasons why this might happen that is best resolved in a zoom session. Pop in tonight’s after 8pm Sydney time and ask the room. Someone is bound to be able to help.
Keith. I’ve never been on a zoom. Is that at xlights?
 
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