Hello. I am running the latest Caspar server with the Caspar client with Decklink cards for SDI out and all works perfect.
I wanted to have the outputs at the same time as NDI and I followed the instrucions from here
It works fine by only doing the following:
Added the <ndi> <name>[custom name]</name> <allow-fields>false [true|false]</allow-fields> </ndi>
in the config file.
After that I send the command
“add 1 ndi name xyz”
in the server window
and I got the xyz NDI channel available in my network.
QUESTION: Is it a way to set up the server so it will always produce the NDI output without the need to write the command in the server window each time?
I need to make sure the system will start that way so my colleagues using the server don’t need to write the command.
Many thanks for any help.
You should get rid of everything between square brackets  so that it becomes valid XML. You can add a text instead of the custom name, but WITHOUT the brackets. That is what is displayed, when you list NDI sources.
You added this XML in the consumer part of a channel, did you?
As I said earlier: Everything between [ and ] is wrong. It is there to tell you, what the possible settings are. But it is INVALID in an XML document. So the line <allow-fields>false [true|false]</allow-fields> will currently be ignored.
For your reference: The full channel should look something like this, where a few of the settings for the Decklink can be omitted: