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Discussion in 'xLights (Nutcracker)' started by johnty, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. johnty

    johnty New Elf

    Sep 23, 2013
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    I want to play effects in random order. Since I’m not using music, my idea is to make a Playlist of one or two effects and check the “Random order” box in the Schedule Playlist window. A XSEQ file for a 10 second sequence w/4096 channels is about 800Kb. 100 Playlists would be 80Mb, 1000 would be .8Gb. Other than memory constraints, is there a parameter somewhere that would limit the number of Playlists?

    Also, does checking the Random box in the Schedule window execute all Playlists before starting over? In other words, if I have five Playlists, will it play all of them before starting over?

    2 4 5 1 3 or 1 3 4 5 2 or even 1 2 3 4 5 would be valid.
    2 4 5 1 1 or 1 3 3 5 5 would not.

    As a Playlist is executed, is it temporarily flagged until it cycles through the entire set, then the flags cleared and the entire set is played again?

    John Tyson

    Arvada, CO

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