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Old 01-08-2015, 06:26 AM   #1
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Hi

I had a look at NINJAM for the first time earlier this week, I understand and love the concept and understand how to connect and how the Reaper plugin works.

My aim is to jam with a friend in another city through the Reaper Plugin, on a private server, and to also to record the output.

I've searched the forums for a simple guide of how to do this but am getting a bit confused, so far I am at this stage....

I have downloaded the server files, but not sure what I need to edit in the .cfg file (if anything). We don't really want to do anything out of the ordinary. Is the example good enough for this?

I think I've got the server up and running, I ran the batch file and from what I can remember I get a command box which gives me options to press one of four keys e.g. 'Q' to quit the server, so it looks like it it running.

I have not yet forwarded the port in my router but think I can manage to do this if required.

I don't really know what to do next to connect via the plugin and for my friend to connect.

I 'think' I need to send him my Public IP with the forwarded port on the end.

Do we then both enter this into the plugin and connect?

Do I need to do anything else re: recording the output.

Apologies if I am sounding thick but it's all quite new stuff to me. I have had a look but there is a lot of information about more complicated issues and it seems to be a little vague beyond the point of setting up the server.

Many thanks in advance!
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:51 AM   #2
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Edit the config file.

Read the comments.

Decide whether - for your needs - you have to change anything.

See if you can start the server.

See if you can connect locally to the server.

Once you've done that, you can start worrying about setting up the router to allow remote connections.

For recording, if you're using ReaNINJAM, you can open the clipsort.log saved per NINJAM session as a project in Reaper. That will reassemble the recorded intervals from the session but, apart from your local ones, these will be the OGG compressed files. I don't actually know if the server end records the files, too but it would only have access to the OGG compressed intervals from all participants.
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Old 01-08-2015, 12:12 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help

I've got this so far, seems as if I can start the server

How do I connect locally to the server, is it in the ReaNinjam Plugin..?
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Old 01-08-2015, 02:06 PM   #4
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You connect the same way you would to any ninjam server, yes. Your private server won't be on the public server list, of course, so you need to type in the address and port number by hand.
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:23 AM   #5
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Great, thanks, will try again later
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Old 01-09-2015, 01:26 PM   #6
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Ok, server running, port 2049 forwarded

How do I type in the address and port number by hand, I can't find this in the plugin!
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Old 01-09-2015, 01:29 PM   #7
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Don't worry, got it I think!
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Old 01-09-2015, 01:31 PM   #8
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I'm connected, what do I tell my friend to do....
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Old 01-09-2015, 03:19 PM   #9
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I'm connected, what do I tell my friend to do....
"Play something good!"

[Sorry, I couldn't resist. Not familiar with Ninjam. I'll let the experts handle the rest.]
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Old 01-10-2015, 04:44 AM   #10
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Haha, nice!
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OK, now you need to know the IP address the rest of the world sees you as.

Your router should tell you this but just google "what's my ip" and Google will tell you quicker.

You should then give that address to your friend, along with the port number. They then connect just the same way you did.
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