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Running more than one copy of i-Catcher Video Server
i-Catcher Video Server can be run more than once on any computer it is installed on. This is useful if you have more than one supported capture card installed, and wish to take advantage of both cards.
To facilitate this, i-Catcher Video Server supports a system of Profiles. Profiles store all settings related to one particular application of i-Catcher Video Server. For example, you may have one profile that holds the settings to use 3 out of the 4 ports on a Euresys card, with monitoring tured off, while also having a profile that instructs i-Catcher Video Server to use all 4 ports of a ViewCast card with monitoring turned on. Loading profiles can be done in one click.
The Profiles Manager
All management of profiles is done with the profile manager, which can be accessed using the "Profiles" button on the main window.
This button creates a new profile. The profile is created with sensible default settings.
This button creates a new profile, but the profile contains the current settings.
This button deletes an existing profile. Neither the default nor the active profile can be deleted. If you wish to remove either of them, you must select another profile as default or active first.
This button will rename an existing profile. The active and/or default profiles can be renamed. If you attempt to rename a profile to be the same as an existing profile, an error will be given informing you of an existing profile name, and the profile will not be renamed.
This button makes the selected profile the default profile. The default profile is the profile that will be used when i-Catcher Video Server starts, unless it is overridden by supplying a profile name on the command line (see below).
This button switches i-Catcher Video Server to the currently selected profile. i-Catcher Video Server will be stopped, and then restarted, in order to take into account changes in the selected capture card.
Overriding the default profile
When using multiple profiles, it may be preferable to start i-Catcher Video Server with a profile other than the default, especially if the default is set for automatic start, or minimise on start. The way to do this is to specify the name of the profile you wish to use on the command line you use to start i-Catcher Video Server. For example, if you have a profile called "Security" which you would like to start, but your default profile is "Wildlife", and is set to automatically start and minimise to the system tray, then you can override the default "Wildlife" profile by starting i-Catcher Video Server with something like:
This will start another instance of i-Catcher Video Server, which will then switch to the "Security" profile.