VARS Annotation Setup¶
VARS requires that you have setup a microservice stack needed to power VARS. Once that's done you can do the following:
- Download VARS from GitHub
- If you're running on macOS, and you get a message that VARS is damaged and can't be opened, you can ignore that message. That's Apple's super aggressive security. To fix that:
- Open a terminal (The Terminal.app is located in /Applications/Utilities).
- cd to where VARS is downloaded. e.g.
sudo xattr -d -r com.apple.quarantine "VARS Annotation.app"
- Relaunch VARS Annotation
- Point VARS at your configuration server.
First, click on the settings button¶
Add your configuration server¶
This should include the URL to your config server and the login (username, pwd) for one of the user accounts in VARS.
Test your configuration¶
Click the test button to verify that VARS is configured. If your dialog looks like the image below, just click the 'OK' button.
Video Player Configuration¶
VARS communicates with custom external video players via UDP. Both VARS and the video player (e.g. Sharktopoda) need to have the UDP port number set to the same value:
VARS Port setting¶
Sharktopoda Port Setting¶
Under Sharktopoda > Preferences:
Cthulhu Port Setting¶
Open the prefereces by clicking on the gear icon:
Then on the network tab set the control port: