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DDP and E1.31

Started by Ed Slonka Jr, October 18, 2023, 05:53:07 PM

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Ed Slonka Jr

I have three Falcon controllers in my show 2 older that only use E1.31 and 1 newer that has E1.31 & DDP.

I am running FPP 7.0.

My question is; Can I set the newer controller to DDP and the other 2 to E1.131 or does it all need to be E1.31?

Attached are my FPP and xLights setup but when I changed the first controller to DDP this was the result.

I originally had all the controllers set to E1.31 

Thanks for any information!


You can use both. I have for the last 2 years and will this year.
The only thing I will mention is don't send two DDP channel ranges to the same controller.

As in - If you are sending channels 1 thru 400 and then skipping to channels 700 to 2100, you should send a single entry of 1 to 2100.

Unless that's been fixed (I haven't tried), you'll get hundreds of error messages.
Long time Falcon, FPP and xLights user


On your E1.31 controllers do you have individual universes defined? How about a screen shot of your controllers tab in xLights for each controller? And most Falcon controllers have updated firmware to allow DDP
If to err is human, I am more human than most people.

Ed Slonka Jr

Thanks Jon and Pop!

I have attached my controller pages.

According to the website, my F16V2-R is the current firmware of V 1.09
but there is a beta upgrade. Would that include DDP and is it stable?



Quote from: Ed Slonka Jr on October 19, 2023, 11:27:54 AMAccording to the website, my F16V2-R is the current firmware of V 1.09
but there is a beta upgrade. Would that include DDP and is it stable?

No, the processor on the V2 boards won't do DDP (not as capable as the V3).
I do use the b.0022 firmware on both my Red and Blue V2 boards. Still E1.31, though.
Long time Falcon, FPP and xLights user

Ed Slonka Jr

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