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How to send ASCII commands over TCP/IP?

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How to send ASCII commands over TCP/IP?

Post by benyig » March 11th, 2018, 10:01 am

I need to control FreeStyler from another application (Processing), and I can do it using midi but I need to use another method to get better resolution when fading.

I know I can use ASCII commands over tcp/ip but I cannot find out how. Obviously, I'm very new to this....

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Re: How to send ASCII commands over TCP/IP?

Post by Keibir » June 29th, 2018, 12:12 pm

You have to open a TCP/IP Socket to freestyler on port 3332 or 3333 and then sent the commands over this socket. For more details you have to tell us your programming language.

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Re: How to send ASCII commands over TCP/IP?

Post by dmxlighting » July 9th, 2018, 5:37 pm

Just been looking at using Crestron to do this. Works quite well although ive not tried using and fade control yet. Button pushes are fine.

For testing you can use something like Hecules by HW to send commands into FS, you may need to set this up on a machine that is not running your FS app. Point the connection to the IP of the machine that IS running FS with the port number of 3332. Then send this command - FSOC002255
That should make FS blackout. Sending FSOC002254 will take blackout off again.

A full list of commands can be found in the FS installation folder on your laptop.
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