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Manny Knowles
"What are these things and WHY are they BLUE???"

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From: Bloomington, IN, USA
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 - posted 08-14-2013 11:54 AM      Profile for Manny Knowles   Email Manny Knowles   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm not sure about the other servers/processors but the user interface on the Dolby DSS200 provides the option to view local content as either "clips" or "packages."

I always select "packages" and ingest from that view -- but is there truly a difference?

A recent screening of a feature had trouble with subtitles. This was the first subtitle issue in a little over a year (since I replaced an unshielded cable with shielded). Hence, I think the cause of this particular issue is different from what we had been previously experiencing.

Other venues that used the same hard drive were not affected, so I don't think we can blame the content or the drive.

Is it possible that this feature was ingested as a "clip" instead of a "package"? (I didn't ingest it, and the operator wasn't paying attention to that.)

I can't seem to find anything definitive to explain why that option exists, and what the key differences are.

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Manny Knowles
"What are these things and WHY are they BLUE???"

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From: Bloomington, IN, USA
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 - posted 08-17-2013 11:59 AM      Profile for Manny Knowles   Email Manny Knowles   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Looks like I'm not the only person who doesn't know the answer. I'll report back when I find out.

BTW: Our current feature has subtitles, ingested as "package" and is playing fine.

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Steve Guttag
We forgot the crackers Gromit!!!

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 - posted 08-17-2013 01:34 PM      Profile for Steve Guttag   Email Steve Guttag   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I believe "packages" is a throwback to the days when movies were larger than a single drive. The package allowed one to span the installation over several drives.

Clips is the proper way to ingest all content now.

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