Template:FAQ:Control4 Driver

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CTRL4.png Control 4 Linn DS Driver

The Control4 drivers do not look for Linn DS/DSM players by their names but for capabilities. That is, searches for UPnP services of the Linn DS/DSM products and adjusts accordingly.
This allows new firmware features and new product support WITHOUT the need for any Control4 driver updates.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

If you are installing Linn Network, DS or Kustom drivers into a system that already contains versions of these drivers older than version 147 you must update all of these existing drivers to the latest version as the connections and internal communication protocols have changed. To do this:
- Download the latest online version of the drivers by going to the Search tab, unticking “Local”, finding the driver and then right-clicking and selecting “Download Driver”.
- Update each driver by right-clicking on an instance of it in your project hierarchy, selecting “Update Driver” and choosing the driver file you have downloaded.
If a simple update does not appear to have resulted in a working system, you may need to reinstall the drivers:
- Delete all instances of all Linn drivers in your project
- Re-install the drivers and their connections. The previous stages are necessary to ensure that you get the latest version of the driver when you do this install; just deleting and re-installing can end up with an older version that has been cached on the Director.


Linn DS Series V129 Certified February 2019

  • OS 2 & OS 3 compatible

Added:

> External audio switches such as TRIAD
> Source only use for use with other Pre-amplifiers
  • This driver is not compatible with Kustom DSM but can be used with all other Linn DS players.


Linn DS Series V146 December 2019

  • Can be downloaded from
Added
> OS 3 compatible
> This is compatible with Kustom DSM
  • If you wish to update your Control4 from an earlier "Linn DS Series" driver then we would recommend a fresh Project is created with V146.


Linn DS Series V154 Awaiting Certification June 2020

  • Can be downloaded from
  • OS 3 compatible (UPDATE: This works up to and including Control4 OS 3.1.3. OS 3.20 loses streaming sources)
  • This is compatible with Kustom DSM
Added:
> Linn PINS
> Improved Room Songcast/Grouping
  • If you wish to update your Control4 from an earlier "Linn DS Series" driver then we would recommend a fresh Project is created with V154

Linn DS Series V156 October 2020 (for C4 OS 3.20 onwards)

  • Can be downloaded from
Added:
> OS 3.20 onwards compatible
  • If you wish to update your Control4 from an earlier "Linn DS Series" driver then we would recommend a fresh Project is created with V156
---RECOMMEND USING KAZOO SERVER V4.10.14 or later---

Linn DS Series V157 Awaiting Certification November 2020 (for C4 OS 3.20 onwards)

  • Can be downloaded from
  • GITHUB if you have a given permission as a Collaborator
  • Linn Docs NOTES section or downloaded from >HERE< until available in Composer Pro
  • Linn Resources (Retailer only website, listed under any Linn DS/DSM product)
  • OS 3.20 onwards compatible
  • This is compatible with Kustom DSM
Added:
> Put Zone/Room into Standby to break from Songcast/Grouping
  • If you wish to update your Control4 from an earlier "Linn DS Series" driver then we would recommend a fresh Project is created with V156
---RECOMMEND USING KAZOO SERVER V4.10.14 or later---



Linn DS Series V160 Certified, awaiting release January 2021 (for C4 OS 3.20 onwards)

  • Can be downloaded from
  • GITHUB if you have a given permission as a Collaborator
  • Linn Docs NOTES section or downloaded from >HERE< until available in Composer Pro
  • Linn Resources (Retailer only website, listed under any Linn DS/DSM product)
  • OS 3.20 onwards compatible
  • This is compatible with Kustom DSM
Added:
> Better integration from earlier module versions
> Refresh button to force LInn DS current input setup into Control4
  • If you wish to update your Control4 from an earlier "Linn DS Series" driver then we would recommend a fresh Project is created with V156
---RECOMMEND USING KAZOO SERVER V4.10.14 or later---



Linn DS Series V161 Certified & released29th January 2021 (for C4 OS 3.20 onwards)

  • Can be downloaded from
  • GITHUB if you have a given permission as a Collaborator
  • Linn Docs NOTES section or downloaded from >HERE< until available in Composer Pro
  • Linn Resources (Retailer only website, listed under any Linn DS/DSM product)
  • OS 3.20 onwards compatible
  • This is compatible with Kustom DSM
Added:
> Button images added for PIN selection
  • If you wish to update your Control4 from an earlier "Linn DS Series" driver then we would recommend a fresh Project is created with V156
---RECOMMEND USING KAZOO SERVER V4.10.14 or later---





Notes:

I cannot get any of the Linn DS/Streamer services to appear in Navigator

* The Service will only appear if you have the Linn DS connected to an Audio End-Point.
If you are using this with a Matrix Switch then the Linn DS MUST be connected to Audio End-Point 2
* After installing the updated drivers, you will need to unbind and then rebind all the audio and video RoomControl connections to get the Streaming service to appear.


Sometimes my Control4 system operation slows down for a few minutes then works OK

This will be due to Control4 processor checking that all expected LInn DS players are alive. If one or more have been powered down or disconnected from the Network the Control4 will periodically interrogate the network for this/these missing Linn DS products.