Embedded audio in WATCHOUT

Embedded audio is to be avoided.

Always try to keep your video files free/separated from audio. 

Embedded audio, even when muted or with a silent audio-track, can cause issues! Especially looping videos are sensetive to this and we have seen cases where a looping video is playing fine for several hours and then suddenly crash. 

Sometimes you may not even be aware of the silent audio track in a video.

Thus, if your video is acting in an unexpected manner, use a good tool e.g. ffmpeg to strip out any embedded audio.

When playing audio files in WATCHOUT, make sure you are using one of the supported formats, see below, and place your audio files on a separate layer in your show.

Supported formats:

  • WAV (8, 16, 24 & 32-bit)
  • AIF (8, 16 & 24-bit)
  • MPEG Audio (16 & 32-bit)
    • MPEG-1 layer 1, 2 & 3
    • MPEG-2 layer 2
    • LPCM
    • AES3

Unsupported formats:

  • MP3

From version 6.2, WATCHOUT supports Windows Audio Session API (WASAPI) and Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) protocol, up to 24 output channels. This feature offers individual channel volume and routing.


Last Updated: March 3, 2020 12:01