Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Lincoln.NB Pop 492,823
Alas, when Aurora needed beta testers, I was one of them. Now I have a version of Aurora which can't convert the sequences as it uses those stupid API modules.
I have given up trying stuff. I have tried Virtual Box (it doesn't like to run Aurora as it will throw a memory exception error at whatever address and close the virtual win 7 running inside the Virtual Box. I have tried with VMware as well, but it appears to me that even though it is virtual, the API's crash anyways. The only way to run Aurora, it seems without any problem, is with a dedicated computer running Window 7.
The program is actually called Aurora Borealis. Aurora is the sequencer and Borealis is the sequencer player. I used to have the sequencer on one computer (more powerful to sequence) and the player on another (not as powerful) computer and it runs ok.
So this is what I'm going to do. When I upgraded my powerful computer this year to an i7-7700K, I had Aurora running on my i7-4790K just fine. I was going to install that MB/CPU combo inside my home theatre PC but ran out of time. So I'll just leave the MB/CPU besides my monitor (4K TV) and have the basics installed and go from there. I am running out of time so this is the best and quickest way for me.
I was going to use XLights but life got in the way and ran out of time so I will use last years sequences and move stuff around inside of them. Maybe next year, Xlights will be for me.
Home Theatre: Yamaha HTR-6190, Klipsch Speakers, SANYO PLV-Z4, TOSHIBA HDDVD, LG BD555C, Cerwin Vega HTS12 Sub, VIP2300, XBox 360, HTPC.