I have been digging through the forums all day again. I have been experiencing the dreaded un-smooth video playback. At first I thought maybe it was the sli connection on my video cards, but as it turns out, this is a known problem discussed in the forums back in 2013 in Arena 4. Well here we are in 2016 with Arena 5 and it is still an issue. And I have the type of clients that are not ok with jumpy video.
When I first learned about this software, I couldn't believe all of the features it had. I only wanted to use it as a media player and for the screen warping and blending for live corporate events, so a large chunk of the software I don't use. But I was so impressed with its features that I spent a large amount of money and built a beast of a machine to run it, and started a company to facilitate renting the machine out for shows. Only then, when I was doing a show and was serving media across a giant curved screen did I notice the little skips in the playback. And so did my client.
After trying countless hardware configurations, media file types, forums, ect.... today I see that it is a known issue that has been going on for years. After hearing my favorite client tell me that if my media server can't even play video smoothly they won't be able to use my system anymore, and then to find out that this problem has been going on for years...it is very frustrating.
I'm sure you guys are tired of fielding this question, but I have to ask.... It is 2016, Arena 5.0.1 is out, what's the update on video playback? Is this product going to remain only viable for VJ's who's videos can play badly?
I am sorry if I sound harsh. This is a BIG deal, and I have a lot on the line with this product. I just need to know if there is an actual fix in the works, or if I need to look elsewhere for a serious video player?
It would really irk me if that is the case. I have invested a lot of time and money into this. There really should be a disclaimer on the sales page.
Please tell me a patch is rolling out.
Last edited by Supernova
on Sat Feb 06, 2016 14:45, edited 1 time in total.