Hello, I've just received 7 HD210 controllers. I need them for 1 purpose: to continuously loop a single 4 hour video while keeping sync across all 7 players. In other words, each unit has a 4 hour video and each needs to play this video back while keeping in sync with all the other players. They need to maintain close synchronization as there will be speaking audio coming from one of the units and all the other units have mouths and movement to match.
I've read the documentation and various relevant posts, but still don't have a clear idea of the process. I understand the process involves a script on the master unit and a slave script on the other units; adjusting the IP address of the slave scripts and the slave units; downloading beta firmware; connecting the units together via either a custom cable or Ethernet; MPEG transport streams; etc.
It would be great if there was a sticky of PDF outlining the sync and loop process as this type of question does get posted frequently. Mostly, I would like some thorough instructions.
Beyond this I have a few questions:
1. Should I use the beta firmware? if so, please specify the version or link.
2. As the video is very long would I achieve better sync if I segment the video into several files? (Is there a new sync event at the start of each file)?
3. It seems MPEG2 has been better tested than MPEG4 (h.264). For best results with synchronization and looping am I better off keeping with MPEG2 transport streams as opposed to h.264 transport streams?
4. If I'm syncing them together via Ethernet I assume I would connect them to a simple switch and have an offline LAN?
Looking forward to some clarity ...