Can receive... but can't transmit

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Can receive... but can't transmit

Postby sreams » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:31 pm

I've tried OSC-Commander on both my 2nd gen Nexus 7 and my HTC One M8. I can get it to respond to received changes from TotalMixFX, but when I move a fader or press a button in OSC-Commander, nothing happens in TotalMixFX. Both devices work fine using Touch-OSC with the iPad/iPhone templates for TotalMixFX. I am using the same IP and port settings in both apps. Any idea what the problem could be? Thanks ahead.

-Scott

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Re: Can receive... but can't transmit

Postby frederik » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:48 am

Hi Scott,

please make sure that only one application (TouchOSC or OSC-Commander) is running at the same time or let them use different ports (ports are sometimes blocked by apps).
Is the OSC-Commander icon in the status bar blinking red when moving a controller?

Best regards,
Frederik

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Re: Can receive... but can't transmit

Postby sreams » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:41 am

I have made sure that only OSC-Commander is running. I do see the icon blinking red when moving a controller. The messages just aren't being received by TotalMixFX. I can't imagine that the ports I have specified would be blocked for any reason, considering the fact that Touch-OSC works fine.

Using Task Manager in Windows, I can see an increase in Ethernet activity when moving a fader in TotalMixFX, but no activity at all when moving a fader in OSC-Commander. It looks like the packets are getting to the router, but not making it to the host system. Using Touch-OSC, I do see activity in Task Manager.

Here's the strange thing... When I move faders in Touch-OSC, the Wifi and Ethernet lights on my router blink (the host machine is connected via an Ethernet cable), as expected. When I move faders in OSC-Commander, the Wifi and Internet/WAN lights blink, but the Ethernet light for the port the host is connected to does nothing. Any thoughts on why the packets would be going out to the Internet?

Thanks for the help!

-Scott

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Re: Can receive... but can't transmit

Postby frederik » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:37 am

What happens when you change the IP to the UDP broadcast address (255.255.255.255), which sends the packages to any machine in the local network.

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Re: Can receive... but can't transmit

Postby sreams » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:02 pm

Interesting... After changing the IP to 255.255.255.255, TotalMixFX is now receiving messages from OSC Commander, but OSC Commander is no longer receiving messages.

-Scott

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Re: Can receive... but can't transmit

Postby sreams » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:07 pm

Now, after switching the IP back to that of the host/server, everything seems to work fine in both directions. Any thoughts on why this step would be required?

-Scott

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Re: Can receive... but can't transmit

Postby sreams » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:15 pm

Well, the behavior is not consistent. If I change the server address to 255.255.255.255 and back to 192.168.1.100 on my Nexus 7, the behavior described above occurs.

On my HTC One M8, if I set the IP to 255.255.255.255, it works in both directions, but reverts to only receiving when the IP is set back to 192.168.1.100.

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Re: Can receive... but can't transmit

Postby frederik » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:14 pm

So in summary:

Nexus 7:
After OSC-Commander startup with 192.168.1.100, it receives but does not send. When switching to 255.255.255.255 it sends but does not receive. When going back to 192.168.1.100 it receives and sends.

M8:
After OSC-Commander startup with 192.168.1.100, it receives but does not send. When switching to 255.255.255.255 it sends and receives.

Is this consistent?

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Re: Can receive... but can't transmit

Postby sreams » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:57 pm

No. It appears that it is not consistent.

Now both devices seem to work correctly 100% of the time. Even after rebooting them. I'm not sure what to make of it. At least it's working! Thanks for the continued help.

-Scott


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