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MThomas56  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:29:03 AM(UTC)
MThomas56

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We have been testing and utilizing the Elgato Stream Deck' and Companion 2.1.2 software for the past 3-4 months with both VMix 23 and VMix 24 with similar connection issues.

When we first start up any of our ASUS laptops and open the Companion 2.1.2 software, we select either the localhost connection or the IP of the VMix machine if different from the local laptop connected via USB to the Stream Deck. Once VMix is launched, the Stream Deck GUI says Vmix is connected, but none of the buttons will take any actions in Vmix.

We found that going into the Vmix Settings/Web Controller is the key. We make sure the port is 8099, and make sure the Web controller is enabled. Our best results finds us then Closing out VMix, and then Re-open Vmix. The Companion GUI is then connected to Vmix, and then we have to go back to the Settings/Web Controller, and then Disable the web controller. The Companion GUI then shows VMix disconnected for a second or two, then reconnect. Now all the Vmix buttons on the Stream Deck work.

This can't be normal, and we have to be missing something somewhere. We have tried using the IP's listed in the Web controller and Localhost 127.0.0.1, and the results are almost always the same.

Has anyone had this same or similar problems using the Stream Decks and Companion 2.1.2 in VMix?

Thanks,

Matt Thomas
filadelfiavennesla  
#2 Posted : Sunday, April 11, 2021 5:21:54 PM(UTC)
filadelfiavennesla

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We are facing the exact same problem as you on vMix 24. Only way to get it to work is by going to the web controller, disable it, close the settings dialog, wait for a few seconds, the re-enable it again.
We are on a PC with an Asus motherboard, but not sure if that has anything to do with anything.

Regards
Filadelfia
MThomas56  
#3 Posted : Monday, April 12, 2021 11:26:20 PM(UTC)
MThomas56

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We did find that keeping the default ports set in the Companion software work best, event with Localhost. I think we have this problem licked now.

Bit Focus Companion Setup:
Localhost: 127.0.0.1
Port: 8000

VMix module in Companion
IP: 127.0.0.1 (Localhost)
Port: 8099


Vmix Web Controller Setup
TCP Port: 8088 (Default)
Web Controller Enabled

If there is any freakiness still, our trick was to restart VMix, and then untick Web Controller (Enabled).

Matt Thomas

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