Shutting down Windows with Desktop Presenter running

When shutting down our Windows 10 system with Desktop Presenter 6.0.8 running, Windows will indicate that the software is preventing Windows from shutting down.  Does Desktop Presenter not honor the shutdown events?  Is this expected or configurable behavior?  I've never had problems with just forcing Windows to shutdown, and if I remember, I can shut down Desktop Presenter explicitly.

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  • Do you mean Desktop Presenter 2.0.8?
    You'd probably need to quit Desktop Presenter first.
    It's possible that Desktop Presenter may prevent shut down (maybe sleep as well) because it assumes you want to keep capturing as long as it's running.

    Generally I'd recommend that you using Newtek NDI ScanConvertor over Desktop Presenter. NDI is much improved technology and is becoming an industry standard.

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  • Yes, I meant 2.0.8.  I don't see a way to edit the post. 

    The behavior just seemed odd, since didn't recall earlier versions doing it, and shutting down usually means "stop doing what you are doing".

    I'll look at NDI ScanConvertor.  The Wirecast manual and GUIs contain generic  discussion of NDI, but talk about Desktop Presenter for desktop streaming, so I looked there first. 

    Receiving NDI works in all versions of Wirecast, but sending it requires a Pro license, correct?

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  • Matthew Yingling said:
    Receiving NDI works in all versions of Wirecast, but sending it requires a Pro license, correct?

     Sending from Wirecast requires Pro. 

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  • Matthew Yingling said:
    The behavior just seemed odd, since didn't recall earlier versions doing it

     2.0.8 has been out for a very long time. I don't expect development to go further given NDI does so much more. It's possible that preventing sleep, etc was desirable if sources were unattended for a length of time but still needed. Losing your video because a computer sleeps would not be a good thing. There are certainly some programs that can slow a computer quitting if it's "Task" is still running.

    In any case NDI is likely the way forward.

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