Defragment all Drives

Over the course of lengthy use, data on hard drives devoted to audio and video storage tends to become fragmented, which degrades playback performance.  Defragmenting will correct this condition. 

You could think of your hard drive as being like a shelf in your library.  As time goes along, the shelf fills with books.  Some are quite large, others smaller – just as TriCaster media files may be larger or smaller.

As time goes along, you decide to remove books you have finished using from the shelf, in order to make room for new additions. You remove a book here, another there, opening up gaps between the remaining books.

This makes some shelf space available by creating gaps between the remaining books.  Sadly, another large new book may be too big to fit in any one of the gaps.

A foolish librarian might tear the new book into smaller sections, just big enough to fit into the open spaces on the shelf.  This would obviously be unwise.  When you wish to refer to the book later, you will waste a lot of time locating and assembling its sections before you can access it.

How much better it would be to slide the remaining books closer together, combining all the free space first.  Unfortunately, computers are ‘foolish librarians’.  They tend to want to fill in all the gaps in their storage areas, even if this requires literally shredding your ‘book’ (in reality large video files from your TriCaster sessions) into tiny fragments.

Defragmenting the storage volume has the same effect as sliding the books together, resulting in one or more larger gaps.  The end result is that TriCaster doesn’t have to frantically search in many different places to assemble the video streams from your recorded session.

  • Backup or Restore System – A complete set of Backup and Restore features are available to help in the event of an unforeseen problem.

We strongly encourage you to protect against any unforeseen occurrence by using the Backup feature soon after registering TriCaster.  Please refer to Section A.5.7  in Appendix Chapter 21 for details.

  • Command Window – Open a system command line window, allowing you (among other things) to use advanced commands to manage your system and network settings.
  • Swap Primary Monitor – reverse the monitor assignments currently in use for TriCaster’s interface and Multiview displays.


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