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Q Light Controller (QLC)


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QLC is a lighting controller for Linux. Started as a university project by Heikki Junnila, it has now evolved with an active development community. The latest version adds support for external fader devices such as the Behringer BCF-2000. In 2009 it was released for Mac Os and Windows also.

DMX output is provided using:

  • the driver system LLA (via a plugin to QLC), allowing DMX ouput using various DMX over IP protocols. (for Linux and Mac OS, not yet ported to windows)
  • the DMX 4 Linux library (Linux Only)
  • the Peperoni USBDMX21 interface, plugin named usbdmx (Linux and ?)
  • the Enttec Open DMX USB (or other hardware with just a FTDI chip), plugin name is FTDI DMX (Windows and Mac OS?)

At the moment there are most drivers for Linux and fewest for Windows. In v. 3.0 the plugin for LLA is not included/enabled per default

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