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General

misc options & setup

Start-up options

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'Start minimised to tray'
When checked, MX Light will start with the main GUI minimised & visible only as a try icon.  nb. This does not affect the visibility of the status display.  The main GUI can be opened by double-clicking on the MX Light icon in the try on by pressing the Config hotkey.

'Auto preview on start'
When checked, MX Light will automatically connect to the device & begin previewing the hardware AV stream

'Auto record on start'
When checked, MX Light will automatically connect to the device & begin recording the hardware AV stream.

'Auto stream on start'
When checked, MX Light will automatically connect to the device & begin streaming using the streaming preset selected when the configuration was last saved.

'Auto 'test / set' encoder on start'
When checked, MX Light will automatically send the saved hardware encoder settings will be sent to the device.

UI options

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'State display active'
[Yes/No]    [Position]    [Alpha blend value (160..255)]    [Font-size]

'Remember screen position'
If checked the MX Light will remember it's last position on screen & start in the same position. If un-checked MX Light will start positioned in the centre of the screen.

'Enable RC over IP'
For information see : RC-IP - Using remote control over IP

Streaming options

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'Auto hide streaming console windows'
If un-checked, each streaming process will have a console window attached to the main GUI.  These display the last line of the streaming processes console output.  nb. These can be double-clicked to view more lines.
If checked, these console windows are hidden.

'Save streaming console log reports'
If checked, any streaming preset using VLC or FFmpeg will generate detailed log reports, which are saved in the main MX Light directory.  These can be used to help debug streaming presets during creation & possibly help pin-point problems with streaming.
nb. These files can get very large, so only use this option if required.

'auto clean-up'
If checked, MX Light will destroy all previously saved log reports on start-up.

'optimise network settings for streaming'
When clicked this will set the default TCP/IP send window to 64k.  This can dramatically improve streaming bitrates.
If this does not work from within MX Light.  Please run {MX Light directory}\utils\MXLnetopt.exe as administrator directly.

External automation options

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'on record start'
the command line entered to the right will be run when recording starts.

'on record stop'
the command line entered to the right will be run when recording stops.

'on stream start'
the command line entered to the right will be run when streaming starts.

'on stream stop'
the command line entered to the right will be run when streaming stops.

paths in the command lines should be entered in full & any paths with spaces should have double-quotes around them eg.
'"C:\My Directory\PlaySound.exe" "C:\Sounds\mySound.wav"'

Setup / maintenance options

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'Restart BMD streaming server'
This can be used to rectify connection & stability issues without having to unplug, reset the h.264 Pro Recorder & manually restart the server.
This is not guaranteed to work, but will work in a majority of cases.
nb.1. The server must be already running to restart it!
nb.2. This operation usually takes a few seconds to complete, during which time no other controls are accessible, so please be patient.

'Edit config'
This will open MX Light's configuration file in a text editor.
nb. Changes to this file must be saved & MX Light must be restarted for any changes to take effect.

'Enable HD interlaced recording'
When checked MX Light enters a special mode that bypasses the resampler so that full HD interlaced content can be captured.

For best results it is recommended to follow these operations to engage the feature:
  • set option checked
  • save config
  • exit MX Light
  • power off machine
  • power off device (ATEM TVS / H264 Pro Recorder)
  • power on device
  • power on machine
  • start MX Light