Does anyone have a suggestion on how to keep OLP display from freezing, due to the Web Remote (used via my tablet and/or phone) freezing/lagging in displaying service manager/playlist contents on the fly..frustrating!? Any suggestion on making it run smoother? Thanks
Having said that, make sure the computer doesn't have a lot of other things running in the background and make sure it isn't running Windows updates either. The only way I know how to avoid that on Win 10 is to make sure it's updated through the week.
As much as I would like to carry on using OLP, the one thing I am still searching for in a Worship Presentation Program is a seamless and smooth use of a remote facility that is able to not only advance slides back and forth, but also able to search and display songs and bible passages on the fly. While OLP has this facility, its constantly freezing/lagging remote functionality has unfortunately made it pretty useless for me.
I have recently been trying out SongPro, but its remote functionality is alas pretty basic and no more than just advancing slides back and forth.
I have been happy to date with Easyworship, but disinterested because of its total lack of remote functionality.
I have had a recent try with PROCLAIM too, impressive software, but not also meeting my requirement in terms of FULL REMOTE FUNCTIONALITY - just slides advances - remote app not able to search and display songs and bible passages on the fly.
I hate to give up until I find my need and requirement fulfilled. So any help, suggestions, guidance, and signposting from anybody would greatly be appreciated.
Thanks a lot
This way you can pretty much remote control any software, this could even work better than the OpenLP remote itself.
(Disclaimer: I haven't used remotes to control OpenLP or other lyric projectation software)
Thanks also Azaziah for your suggestion. I will be trialing this (teamviewer) out in the next few weeks.
Everything works fine so long as i keep interacting with the web remote client 'frequently'. i.e. more often than once every 5 to 10 mins or so.
If there are no interactions for about 20 mins or so (not measured, just gut feeling - typically from start to finish of sermon), then in the next interaction, the web remote freezes and is unable to control the server. Restarting the browser (Chrome) does not fix it. I have to go back to laptop and interact with server directly. After that, the web remote is functional again. Interestingly, this only happens in about 75% of these scenarios. 25% of the time the web remote continues to function normally throughout.
Is there some kind of activity timer somewhere in OpenLP? I doubt it's that because issue is not consistently repeatable. I don't feel it's the WiFi dropping out. There's no indication that's the case.
OpenLP 2.4.5 on a Windows 10 (Ugh!) laptop with web remote access via Chrome on Android 7 phone. Connected via WiFi network. These are the only two devices on the network.
Any bright ideas?
Good, and reassuring to know you've not experienced the issue i'm seeing. It's such a common use case that I guess if it was a problem with OpenLP then there would be more on it in this forum, in the bug lists and on the IRC channel.
OpenLP is a great product but this issue is a real pain because it makes me a bit nervous that slides etc won't show at a critical moment.
I'll keep investigating, changing things one at a time. Though that's a bit painful because each test is going to take 20 to 30 mins :-(
I had thought i was on latest version, but will upgrade as suggested. I see that i can generate a log file too (https://manual.openlp.org/troubleshooting.html), so i'll also try that and take a look at it.
I'll update here if i find out anything worth sharing.
Sometimes we have the same freezing problem. Our solution is to refresh the web page - make a new handshake from our Android with OpenLP on our laptop (Win 10 - hurray...). After refreshing al works fine again. The Edge browser has a refresh option in the address bar. When we use the Google browser we just pul down on the screen to refresh.
Hope this works for you.