Here you can find some answers to common questions to the original desktop version of Limine (if you're looking for information about the upcoming cloud-based Limine, click here). If you can't find your answer here or in Limine's documentation (accessible from the application by clicking the "?" icon), please contact us directly. If we can't help you by e-mail, we'll be glad to schedule a telephone call or a remote desktop session.
Frequently Asked Questions – Desktop Client
What sort of limits are there for database size, etc.?
Limine 1.3 introduces support for Microsoft SQL Server (local or networked editions) (MS SQL) which is an enterprise-grade database system supporting many popular litigation technology platforms. Case files powered by MS SQL in a local configuration are limited to a 10 GB database size (this is a limitation of SQL Server Express, not Limine), which corresponds roughly to 500,000 documents or 5,000,000 pages. Case files in networked SQL configurations have no meaningful size restriction.
Obviously, if you put huge numbers of documents into your case file, performance will start to diminish. We've found that on a local configuration, Limine can handle as many as 100,000 documents (or 1,000,000 pages), with an average amount of metadata, with little if any performance impact. Between 100,000 and 500,000 documents, opening large folders or running search queries can take a few seconds, although pulling up documents via Quick View or directly from the Navigator remains fairly instantaneous.
To support larger volumes, a networked version of SQL Server would be required, at which point performance will depend heavily on your server and network configurations.
Also note that the raw size of the images constituting the trial exhibits is largely irrelevant - this is limited only by available storage space. The same is true for video depositions.
What File Formats can Limine Import?
For documents and images (basically anything other than videos and audio files), Limine can currently import:
- JPG, BMP, TIFF, and PNG
- Most Office files (if Office is installed on the client machine)
- ZIP and PST files will be unpacked and their components processed as individual files
- E-Discovery load files in the .OPT/.DAT format (i.e. Concordance-compatible). Use of the Relativity recommended load file specification is encouraged
For synchronized video deposition transcripts, the recommended format is YesLaw XML, though the Sanction MDB and TimeCoder Pro XML formats are also supported. If you plan to use Limine to manage your transcripts, just ask your videographer for XML or Sanction formats. If there is any confusion, please have them reach out to us.
For loose multimedia files, virtually every common format and codec is supported. The popular ones include AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4/H264, WAV, MP3, AAC, and many more.
What happens to imported materials and how can I move a case file to another location or device?
Upon import of any case file content, Limine stores a copy of that content in a central location dedicated to the case file. (If encryption is enabled, the content is also encrypted).
By default, everything in the case file is contained within the case file folder and thus there is no need to worry about file paths; deleting or moving the original source documents has no effect on the Limine file. It is a complete copy of the materials. Think of it as your banker's box full of file materials; "importing" into Limine is like copying the original and putting the copy in your box.
Copying or moving a case file to another device is as simple as dragging the folder onto a thumb drive or a network location. Case files can be opened in Limine directly off a thumb drive or network location as well, provided the drive or network location are good quality and reliable.
How can I project video wirelessly with Limine?
You will need one of two things:
- A Miracast-compatible wireless receiver that will plug into the HDMI port of a television or monitor. (These devices usually also have a USB cable that is separately plugged into the TV for power). The only such device we currently recommend is the aptly named Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter. We also recommend having at least an Intel Core i5 or equivalent PC; even better if you have a PC with built-in wireless video transmission hardware such as Intel WiDi. Older tablets like the original Surface Pro work with wireless video but we have found the results can be sub-optimal at times. We also discourage wireless playback of HD videos.
- A TV or projector equipped with a built-in Miracast receiver (a great example is this Dell projector).
Does Limine work on ARM-based tablets like the Surface RT?
No, Limine requires the full version of Windows (Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 are currently supported), with an Intel-compatible processor. Windows RT, the Surface RT, and tablets using the RT technology generally lack the horsepower to run Limine well, and are not supported.
However, note that the Surface 3 (non-Pro) is supported in addition to the Surface Pro, as it contains an Intel processor.
What Kind of Device Do I Need to use Limine's Touchscreen Controls?
First, you need any Windows compatible device with a multitouch display. This includes the entire Microsoft Surface line (except the original Surface running Windows RT), along with numerous tablets, laptops, and all-in-ones from manufacturers including Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and many more.
Second, you need to be running Windows 8 or higher. Even though Windows 7 has some touch support, Limine relies on the more advanced touchscreen functionality introduced in Windows 8 and thus touch input requires the newer versions of Windows.
Does Limine run on the iPad? What about Mac OS X?
There is not a native Limine iPad app, but that doesn't mean you can't use Limine on an iPad. For more information, contact us or your litigation support professional.
Limine is not currently supported on Mac OS X; however, it can be used on any Mac running Windows through Parallels or Bootcamp.
If you would like to see a Mac version, please do let us know. With enough demand, it may well happen!