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The Social Zone! => The Lounge. No business, just chit chat. => Topic started by: milky on June 27, 2018, 04:01:58 pm



Title: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: milky on June 27, 2018, 04:01:58 pm
Hard to believe that the last post in here was back in February. I know that many have moved over to the (super secure  :laugh: :laugh:) Face Book, but it surprises me that at least some of you don't have something to contribute.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Jigger on June 27, 2018, 11:25:26 pm
It certainly is quiet Milky, I check in usually a couple of times a day.
Like yourself I don't use face book, someone may be able to tell us how busy it is.
In the meantime still here.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Ed on June 28, 2018, 05:01:39 am
Nothing much on FB either. The whole OTS thing has pretty much died unfortunately. What is their to contribute? 


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Jigger on June 28, 2018, 02:58:24 pm
Of course with no updates or new features there is nothing to discuss.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: DJArt (Baby Boomer DJ) on June 30, 2018, 10:49:19 am
Isn't there supposed to be a revision of the current program?


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Jumpin' Jeff on July 01, 2018, 09:05:50 pm
The FascistBook page isn't busy at all. Just slightly busier than here, but nothing like this site in it's hayday. The Ots guys haven't been here since Mid March, and other than the sales notifications in emails, that's all we get anymore. I try to get in here a couple times a week, but Politics have become my primary concern these days. I'm all in, fighting the NWO, and trying to keep our Constitution alive. I'm at the point that if we do see another update, it will likely be the last.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Dj Buik on July 02, 2018, 11:42:49 am
Hi there,

What can i say, i'm still using OtsAv occasionally for weddings and stuff.
And all these years it has never let me down one time.
(I started using it from the Otsjuke time back in 1999)

But the last couple of months i'm also using Virtual DJ with my new Denon DJ MCX8000 running on a Intel NUC i7.
This combination is also very solid.

I'm slowly shifting to VDJ because i think OtsAv is almost 'abondonware'.
It just lacks features, like for example support for new midi controllers.
Please correct me if i'm wrong.
I say this with pain in my heart, and i do not want this to be a rant towards Ots.

'You want it fast or you want it good' isn't working anymore for me.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: milky on July 02, 2018, 04:50:59 pm
Sadly DJBuik, I am leaning towards agreeing with you.

It used to be that, to write something as complex as OtsAV would have taken many man-months to complete. However, there are some amazing development tools around now which dramatically cut the time-consuming tasks of designing control screens and assigning tasks to buttons. etc.

The DSP engine in Ots hasn't changed significantly in many years, and the last release was just a partial catch-up to convert audio and video formats which have been around as long as the smart phone.

Compare that with the complexity of programs such as BreakawayOne which took a man-year to re-write completely to a new platform, but is immensely more complex than Ots. The DSP engine alone is multi-channel, multi-band, the EQ is parametric, the displays are selectable - oscilloscope, bar, RTA, FFT System Analyser etc.

Furthermore, it is not just an audio processor, but a very complex broadcast controller - from the mixer desk to the final transmitter, either terrestrial or streaming.
Since the initial release in December, 2016, over forty updates have been released, as feedback from all over the world pours in suggesting improvements, enhancements and occasional bug fixes.

I could go on, but, like you, Buik, I don't want this to be a rant, just a comparison between one company's lack-lustre performance, and another in a similar industry over the same time span. I continue to visit daily, and will help whenever asked, but the requests for assistance come very rarely these days. I assumed that the reason was the move to FB, but apparently there's not much happening there either.

I will finish on a high. I recently had to move my Ots licence to a new tablet. Not long afterwards, the tablet was destroyed and I had to move the licence again. Ots staff were very understanding and helpful.
I was then notified that one of my licence numbers had been released into the wild and was being used for cracks. Once again, Ots staff quickly shut down the licence and issued a replacement number, so I have to give them ten out of ten for support.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Lane on July 02, 2018, 08:29:51 pm
Ya know. It's actually 9 years ago I started my community FM station with different software. I was forced to do that because I needed certain features to be there or I wouldn't be able to go on the air. Unfortunately, literally nothing I needed then has since been added to Ots software so I still can't use it today. I still check in here fairly regularly to make sure 'stuff is working' since I'm hosting the forum on one of my servers, and I'm happy to continue to do that for the fine folks here. I'm not able to contribute much otherwise since I've forgotten most everything I once knew about Ots software.

I'll tell you the one thing I don't need that I miss just cuz it's cool. The way Ots can slow down the tempo of a song while keeping it at the same pitch and still sound awesome. Not a lot of call for that on a community FM station, but fun, and so well done!

If y'all want to know a nice buttertart recipe, I could share that! (NOPE! LIES! No one gets my recipe!)


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: clover-leaf-productions on July 03, 2018, 08:01:13 pm
Would you people hold it down!  This is supposed to be a quiet forum, and some of us are trying to get some sleep here. :laugh:

I used to come just to see, and chat with all of my good friends here.  Many have moved on, and as mentioned, those of us who are left have nothing new to talk about.  You still can not pry my old 1.85 Ots out of my cold, dead hand.  It is just to reliable on that big XP machine.  I have no reason to give up something so reliable at gigs just to try the latest flashy come lately program.

Be well my friends, and keep those tunes coming either over the air, or in your favorite club, or party venue.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: milky on July 04, 2018, 02:43:23 am
Great to hear from some of the old regulars! If we added up the number of years the few respondents to this thread have been members here, it would make quite a tidy sum.

Maybe we should start planning a party for "This was the forum that was".


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Jigger on July 04, 2018, 05:50:18 am
Never mind the years we have been members here how about our combined ages :thumbsup:


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: DJArt (Baby Boomer DJ) on July 04, 2018, 09:10:21 am
Even an old NEW guy has noticed the decline in inquiries and upgrades.  I'm in my 70's and still actively hitting the Wedding and Party scenes.  Would be nice to have an upgrade to make the laptop screen more visible in direct reflective sunlight.  Also, a better tutorial on how to convert OTS files to Studio for "beat mixing".  I've tried to conquer but seem to be losing the skirmishes.  I suppose the technique needs to be in layman terms for mixing.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Ed on July 05, 2018, 07:34:54 am


I'm slowly shifting to VDJ because i think OtsAv is almost 'abondonware'.



Exactly, Ots is very out of date and simply collecting dust..It's a AS IS product now. I am not sure who is running the show anymore and some rumors have Adam Ots very ill.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: milky on July 05, 2018, 01:37:01 pm
Never mind the years we have been members here how about our combined ages :thumbsup:

Well, I'm 70 and DJArt has professed to being "in his 70's", and I know that you, Jigger, are no Spring chicken, so we are well on the way to 200 between the three of us alone.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Jumpin' Jeff on July 05, 2018, 04:16:11 pm
Another 53 for me!


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: DJArt (Baby Boomer DJ) on July 05, 2018, 04:45:58 pm
73 to be exact.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Jigger on July 05, 2018, 11:13:53 pm
I am 68 Milky, Its good to be the young one.

 


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Dj Buik on July 06, 2018, 04:33:44 am
Well i'm almost a teenager compare to some of you guys  :)
I'm 58 years young

(Excuse my Dutch humour)



Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: socialdancer on July 06, 2018, 05:56:24 am
One more 70 year old :)

I don't need the radio stuff or fancy controllers, just something that won't over tax my old XP laptops.
I play live to ballroom dancers so the speed change is handy and I can change speed on the fly without anyone noticing.

I put some effort into organising my music, added a few ahk's, and the combination of codes in the titles, ots categories and searching works just the way I like it, while a modified now playing tool drives an LED message board.  Logs and play history help me avoid continually playing just my favourites.

I see no reason to change.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Jigger on July 06, 2018, 08:11:33 am
Ah DJ Buik beat me.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Ed on July 06, 2018, 08:52:59 am
Otsusers, where all the old farts meet


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Tim Gainer on July 07, 2018, 05:23:05 am
WELL, WELL!! Seems the old cave still has some life after all!

Howdy, gang! Couldn't help but chime in. Milky's right - things here are mighty quiet. Ots hasn't has an up date in who-knows-how-long and it doesn't seem to be in the works from what I surmise.

I haven't done the FB thing yet (heh, Jeff called it "FacistBook"..) and to be honest, I just got back on FB after a LOOONG absence from it. It wouldn't seem the same...I prefer the old forum pages, m'self.



Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Dr.J on July 08, 2018, 12:56:25 am
Good to see some of the "old" crew still hang-out here ;)

Been retired from DJ'ing for about 5 years now, miss the ol' OtsJuke DJ.

Still have several licenses kicking around, just haven't had the time to make use of them. And updates are too few and far between to be concerned with.

Visit this site every couple of weeks or so; habits are hard to break :)


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: milky on July 08, 2018, 05:20:14 pm
70 + 53 + 73 + 68 + 58 + 70 = 392

392 / 6 = Average age 65 (of the respondents).

We probably discovered Ots in our mid-forties, so it might explain why we are missing the high life that Ots enjoyed back then.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Ed on July 09, 2018, 07:17:31 am
70 + 53 + 73 + 68 + 58 + 70 + 63 = 455



Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Tim Gainer on July 09, 2018, 10:47:40 am
...and add another 60 here! (GAW, i can't b'lieve I just admitted that publicly!) :ohmy:


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: HOTHITS on July 09, 2018, 11:15:46 am
Hey don't count me out  :thumbsup: 60+ & loving it & thanks guys & gals for all your support  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: milky on July 09, 2018, 04:15:16 pm
Ooh, the average age is sliding back towards 63. It still confirms my theory that Ots has lost its appeal with the youngsters.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Audioot on July 10, 2018, 01:46:22 am
Oh, I could easily lower that (57 next month :)  )  still using OTS 24/7 and still waiting for that 2.0 release :)


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Ed on July 10, 2018, 06:15:48 am
Ooh, the average age is sliding back towards 63. It still confirms my theory that Ots has lost its appeal with the youngsters.

That's not a theory, that's a fact


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Jumpin' Jeff on July 10, 2018, 06:20:22 am
My Mind claims to be 21!


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: scott hanna on July 12, 2018, 09:47:12 am
Just a baby here at 52.

I still use ots, but most of my djs have switched to vdj.

It's disappointing. I do believe there is enough djs that would not have a problem paying for upgrades if they showed true value. In some ways they did.
But coming out with upgrades EXTREMELY slow opened the door for others.

It seemed they believed the Dj market was a dying one and it became a self fulfilling prophecy for them.

Vdj and serato have shown the market is far from dying.

I've begun playing around with vdj at home, still not ready to use it at a gig. But I can see the possibility where the were times I never could


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Ed on July 12, 2018, 11:56:20 am
Just a baby here at 52.

I still use ots, but most of my djs have switched to vdj.

It's disappointing. I do believe there is enough djs that would not have a problem paying for upgrades if they showed true value. In some ways they did.
But coming out with upgrades EXTREMELY slow opened the door for others.

It seemed they believed the Dj market was a dying one and it became a self fulfilling prophecy for them.

Vdj and serato have shown the market is far from dying.

I've begun playing around with vdj at home, still not ready to use it at a gig. But I can see the possibility where the were times I never could

It's a real pity to see a once thriving Ots now expiring a slow death. Frankly, I am looking for something else but so far have not found anything I really love enough to replace ots....it's SO dependable and solid as a rock it makes it hard to switch even tho so many other products have the features I crave.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Jigger on July 13, 2018, 09:57:17 am
It's a real pity to see a once thriving Ots now expiring a slow death. Frankly, I am looking for something else but so far have not found anything I really love enough to replace ots....it's SO dependable and solid as a rock it makes it hard to switch even tho so many other products have the features I crave.
You are right Ed
I have finished Djing now but still use Ots every day.
I still get the feeling that the DJ market isn't as big as we think, there is professional software for broadcast about and a lot of so called DJs just dabble a bit and then stop.
A Lot of us here worked for many years even before Ots came along, and continued form vinyl to cd then Ots. How many of todays DJs will be working say in five years time?

I think basically there is not enough income to warrant Ots developing further, even if they did they are behind other programs and to generate new users would be a huge task.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Lane on July 13, 2018, 09:16:02 pm
Iíll say something unkind about DJs as a group based on my observations. Around here, most of them pirate. The software, and the music. Any time Iím at a gig, I end up behind the desk to talk a little shop. Iíve seen the tell tale markers, and will outright ask. And most freely admit they pirate the software. They justify it based on feeling they arenít paid enough. The market for DJ software isnít as big as it should be if this is typical other places too.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: scott hanna on July 16, 2018, 11:23:29 am
Iíll say something unkind about DJs as a group based on my observations. Around here, most of them pirate. The software, and the music. Any time Iím at a gig, I end up behind the desk to talk a little shop. Iíve seen the tell tale markers, and will outright ask. And most freely admit they pirate the software. They justify it based on feeling they arenít paid enough. The market for DJ software isnít as big as it should be if this is typical other places too.
I don't think DJ's are any different than any other group. A lot of People will steal if you let them. They will easily justify it.
I've read some letters from bill Gates chastising people for copying his software early on. He quickly realized that if he didn't lock it down, people will steal it.   It's nothing new and not particular to any group. Still wrong.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: milky on July 16, 2018, 05:50:32 pm
There is DJing, and DJing. In the good old days, I dragged crates of vinyl and tapes to gigs. They were the good old days when people just wanted good music, and were happy to wait on the dance floor for the DJ to find and cue their track.

Then we moved up to CD and multiple decks, so we could have one track playing and be frantically searching for something else which would keep people on the floor.

Then digital music systems, like Ots came out. Magic started to happen. We could pull up all sorts of tracks almost instantly, cross fade between them and. in general "put on a show". This is when I bought my first copy of Ots, and the sheer convenience of not carting crates and crates of media with me made it a no-brainer. However, along with digital came beat mixing, flashy lighting and all the other smoke and mirrors that patrons demanded. That's when other software developers started to gain an edge over Ots, who seemed to stagnate with limited capabilities over and above a simple library search and track replay system.

I thought that they had abandoned the DJ industry, because they released a radio and TV version of Ots, so I surmised that a management decision had been made that there was a bigger future in that direction. A quick worldwide count of the number of terrestrial stations alone would substantiate this, without even considering streaming.

However, they have not moved with the times, nor the demands that the broadcast industry place on their playout systems. It's not just a matter of selecting and playing tracks. There's  programming, logging, accounting, rotations - all sorts of things that aren't there, but are in other systems out there. As Lane said, he had to make a choice on a presentation system years ago. I too had to look intently at what was out there and what provides the best turnkey solution. Sadly, it's not Ots.

Once again, none of the above is a criticism, it's an observation. I will continue to use Ots privately, and support this forum as long as it exists. It is such a pity that it is so quiet in here, but I think I can see the reasons why.







Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Jigger on July 17, 2018, 05:04:34 am
Well said Milky


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Jumpin' Jeff on July 17, 2018, 12:05:05 pm
Agreed!


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Nicolee on July 17, 2018, 12:35:30 pm
I still use Ots whenever the need arises, but I have been looking at other software mainly VDJ.

My problem is simply not being able to migrate my OTS video library back to their original format. I still have a vast majority of my original MP4 and .VOB files, however 20% of my original video library was lost due to a NAS failure on a QNAP NAS.

So while I have the lost 20% in .ots files, I have no means to convert them back.... So basically stuck until someone kindly releases a tool to complete the reverse process. I know it can be done for audio but not for video which is disappointing.

Either the guys at .ots need to get development back on track or release a tool to let those move on if they so choose.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Mike Sinclair on July 17, 2018, 07:09:11 pm
I am now using a Pioneer DDJ-SX3 with Serato DJ Pro 2.0 on a MacBook Pro. It hasn't hiccuped once. The features are great. I used Rekordbox DJ a bit too, but find myself back to Serato. I do have one Windows laptop with Ots on it for backup purposes and if I need to play some cocktail hour music away from my Reception site. I bought an LD Maui 5 GO speaker for Ceremonies and with bluetooth, Ots is a great choice to "keep it tight" unmanned and let it do its thing. But, for my main DJing, I prefer the Serato route. There was a time I never thought I'd say that.

By the way, I'm 50. I too bought OtsJuke DJ back in 99. At the time, it was the greatest thing since sliced bread!

And, you guys have always been super polite and helpful. This is a great group of people.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: clover-leaf-productions on July 18, 2018, 08:21:09 pm
My baby, puppy dog eyes are a mere 53 years old. :thumbsup:

For our Dj work we still are happy with Ots 1.85.  It works perfect with our old beefy XP systems.  So if it isn't broken, why try to fix it.  Simple can be best; but then I am the guy who prefers my cars to be at least 20+ years old, and my daily driver is 36 years old.  So I am happy with my old Ots just fine.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Ots_Steve on July 19, 2018, 01:35:18 am
Hi Guys,

Just logged in and saw this thread after Ed sent me a message.

Exactly, Ots is very out of date and simply collecting dust..It's a AS IS product now. I am not sure who is running the show anymore and some rumors have Adam Ots very ill.

You know what they say about rumors. That one is completely false. He is working hard as usual, as CEO and Chief Software Engineer, as are all of our team.


Our last major release came out just 12 months ago. We are working on the next one and despite some of the negativity and speculation expressed in this thread, I can say we have many new customers trialling, enquiring and buying OtsAV for the first time every day as it suits their needs well. We understand many of the participants in this thread have been using OtsAV for a long time and now their needs have changed and grown to where other tools are better suited. We have always said anyone should use whatever tool is best for their particular needs - it only makes sense to do so. Yes, there are other tools that offer features OtsAV does not have. OtsAV has always been focussed on the core principles of high-quality mixing, dynamics, and technologies which work stably and professionally. For many customers today those are the qualities they are looking for and they are not after speciality features which may be offered in some other products. They just want a solid core experience for their automated mixing needs.

I can confirm we are absolutely continuing to work hard developing the next OtsAV for all the markets OtsAV services.

All the best,

Ots_Steve




Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: milky on July 19, 2018, 05:03:18 am
Hi Ots_Steve! Always great to hear from you.

I started this thread as a social comment that things have been quiet, and they *have* been. In the early days, I and several of the Admins could spend hours per day answering queries, but it has dropped off to the point where, although I check in every day, several days may go past without a new post.

What inevitably followed was a comparison on the "good old days", and then 'mine is better than yours".

As I stated several times, this was not intended to to be a criticism of the "tool" at all. I'm right out of the DJ scene now, but I still use and love OtsAV in my home studio almost daily. We trialled Ots in a Community Station and it worked well, but the volunteers had a lot of external accounting to do for "OzCon" reports to keep their licence. As you said, "Other tools are better suited."

Looking forward to what goodies Adam has up his sleeve.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Jigger on July 19, 2018, 05:37:24 am
As Milky has said. Nice to hear from you Steve and good to know you are still developing the program.
Maybe when the new developments come it will get a little busier here again.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Ots_Steve on July 19, 2018, 06:31:54 am
Hi Ots_Steve! Always great to hear from you.

I started this thread as a social comment that things have been quiet, and they *have* been. In the early days, I and several of the Admins could spend hours per day answering queries, but it has dropped off to the point where, although I check in every day, several days may go past without a new post.

What inevitably followed was a comparison on the "good old days", and then 'mine is better than yours".

As I stated several times, this was not intended to to be a criticism of the "tool" at all. I'm right out of the DJ scene now, but I still use and love OtsAV in my home studio almost daily. We trialled Ots in a Community Station and it worked well, but the volunteers had a lot of external accounting to do for "OzCon" reports to keep their licence. As you said, "Other tools are better suited."

Looking forward to what goodies Adam has up his sleeve.


Hi Milky,

Yes, totally understand you using some other tools for your radio needs due to traffic and reporting requirements. Hopefully this is an area we can expand in the future for the Radio product line.

Yes, no doubt been more quiet on here. I'm guessing it's partially because of the split with many using Facebook Groups instead (just like with many other products) and also perhaps because many of the type of users who would actually use a forum or FB group have moved on to more exciting fancy products (as they tend to be the more adventurous user type). It is important to remember that only a very small percentage use forums/groups. We have thousands who just go about their business using OtsAV and don't hear from them much except for a new license or machine transfer. It is a testament to the stability of the product that many don't even need to use the technical support service. But we are obviously aware of the active use of our product via many metrics and new purchases and I can assure you it is healthy and the products are doing fine.

Good to hear you are loving OtsAV in your home studio.  :)

Thanks too Jigger.

All the best,

Ots_Steve






Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: powerjam on July 20, 2018, 12:44:45 am
It's been a long time since I've posted here but I just wanted to say I have no plans to switch from OtsAV, I am loving the latest update and the tiny file sizes with awesome clear video! I use OtsAV for all my DJ shows with the MC6000 (version 1) and I love the rock solid stability and the ABM mixing. I'm actually using a 2011 Alienware beast of a laptop with Core I7 and AMD video card and even though it's 7 years old it is still rock solid with the 720p videos in ED mode, no hiccups. I look forward to more updates and I'm always excited to hear from the Ots team that they are working on the latest, greatest version.

Thanks Ots_Steve for all you do!

Joe Hakim


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Ed on July 20, 2018, 08:59:34 am
Nice to hear from you Ots_Steve! My statement about Ots was more of a "Devils Advocate" in hopes you and Adam would respond and let us forum folks know whats going on, my strategy worked! I hope what you say will happen soon and we finally see a updated version of Ots that will turn things around for all the dedicated fans and customers that have been waiting so long. I still have hope.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Jigger on July 20, 2018, 01:10:24 pm
Nice to hear from you Ots_Steve! My statement about Ots was more of a "Devils Advocate" in hopes you and Adam would respond and let us forum folks know whats going on, my strategy worked! I hope what you say will happen soon and we finally see a updated version of Ots that will turn things around for all the dedicated fans and customers that have been waiting so long. I still have hope.
You are devious ED


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Ed on July 21, 2018, 09:16:07 am
You are devious ED

It worked, but havent heard from Adam on the forums since 2013


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Jumpin' Jeff on July 21, 2018, 04:28:42 pm
Yes, no doubt been more quiet on here. I'm guessing it's partially because of the split with many using Facebook Groups instead (just like with many other products) and also perhaps because many of the type of users who would actually use a forum or FB group have moved on to more exciting fancy products (as they tend to be the more adventurous user type). It is important to remember that only a very small percentage use forums/groups. We have thousands who just go about their business using OtsAV and don't hear from them much except for a new license or machine transfer. It is a testament to the stability of the product that many don't even need to use the technical support service. But we are obviously aware of the active use of our product via many metrics and new purchases and I can assure you it is healthy and the products are doing fine.
Good to hear from you again Steve!
That's pretty much how I see it! Most of the traffic is on the FB page, even though it is much harder to find what you look for with a search of the page. I still prefer the forums for search ability!


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Ed on July 23, 2018, 06:55:52 am
Most of the traffic is on the FB page

There are only a few guys that post on FB very infrequently. I guess compared to how dead it is here it's something


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Jammin' Adam on July 25, 2018, 08:36:00 pm
Good to hear from you Adam! Say hi To Steve.



<-------- This guy, does not do FB. That's the wife's job!


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: milky on July 25, 2018, 09:52:04 pm
Did I miss something, Jammin' Adam, or have you got your wires crossed? It was Ots_STEVE who commented.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Jumpin' Jeff on July 29, 2018, 11:29:50 am
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Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Lane on July 29, 2018, 04:20:08 pm
You know it is. People get old. They forget names. Even their own. Itís a good thing our profiles tell us who we are.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Jumpin' Jeff on July 30, 2018, 06:24:49 am
I do that to my kids all the time. I call Mike, Tyler, and Courtney, Megan.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Ed on July 30, 2018, 06:29:53 am
(http://www.tseac.ie/img_formats/LOLinNaulSmall_300w.jpg)


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Jigger on July 30, 2018, 12:58:30 pm
I do that to my kids all the time. I call Mike, Tyler, and Courtney, Megan.
That's a good story John  :rolleyes:


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: milky on July 30, 2018, 03:35:10 pm
I've got a "Title Identity Crisis", because I am variously "Doctor", "Professor", or "Mister", depending on the environment or the company I am in. Very rarely do I get it right. I also have a surname which is a common Christian name, so my first and last names often get reversed on name tags.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Jumpin' Jeff on August 01, 2018, 07:41:45 pm
Glad you like it Jerry!  :laugh:


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Ed on August 02, 2018, 05:07:40 am
I've got a "Title Identity Crisis", because I am variously "Doctor", "Professor", or "Mister", depending on the environment or the company I am in. Very rarely do I get it right. I also have a surname which is a common Christian name, so my first and last names often get reversed on name tags.

Good to know Mark


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: c.t.carter on September 15, 2018, 05:41:21 am
Hi the last time I had any in put was about using otsav DJ on windows 10 but not successfully. So I just went back to windows 7. I had problems with play back and saving media files. Was there a patch or update i missed cos I'm thinking going back and starting again with windows 10. I'm only putting it up here cos it's so quiet in here (ha ha) Cheers Chris


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Jigger on September 15, 2018, 11:51:03 am
Well I have 3 computers all running win 10 with no problems, you can check if you have the latest version of Ots  should be 1.94.027
It also will be worth making sure you have  your graphic card drivers up to date.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Jumpin' Jeff on September 23, 2018, 10:18:32 am
All my PCs/Laptops have 10 running on them.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: markebenson on September 24, 2018, 04:28:14 am
I would still recommend upgrading to windows 7.  Windows 10 has so many useless services for a dj computer that you have to turn off to make things efficient.

 My win 7 setup  with ots auto startup included boot time is at  16 sec.

  0 failures

Yes you can go in and critique 10 but why?


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Ed on September 24, 2018, 07:48:22 am
I still use 7 for ots but have a laptop for other things thats on 10. I find 7 much faster and less intrusive than 10. I highly dislike the fact you can not turn updates off on 10 as well.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: Jumpin' Jeff on October 01, 2018, 10:22:31 am
Problem is that Ots has coded the newest versions of Ots to be more efficient with Windows 10 and it's video overlay. If you're not doing video, then no biggy.


Title: Re: WOW! It's quiet in here!
Post by: clover-leaf-productions on October 11, 2018, 03:06:59 pm
Long live Ots 1.85, and Windows XP!  :beer3: Ots gig machines never touch the Internet so no need to fix what is not broken.