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Flash media server and MAX

April 14, 2007 | 8:27 pm

Hey everyone,

I am thinking of trying to use a touchscreen that uses flash media server for a project.

Ideally I would like create some buttons for the touchscreen that bang some items in a MAX patch.

Although I’ve already found Olaf Matthes’ Flashserver for MAX, I haven’t tried it out yet.

Is there anyone out there who has used this download that can offer any advice or warnings before I start?

Thanks,

Eric


April 14, 2007 | 9:49 pm

I’m probably sounding like a broken record, but my experiences with
fairly involved installation work using max and flash running on the
same computer(G5′s and macMini’s) were horrible.
Communication between the 2 was via tcp/ip. Lots of weird behaviour
and general instability.
In the end, I had to redo everything in Max. Max is not terribly wel
suited for designing pretty UI’s(ahem).
What might work: have your touchscreen/flash stuff running on 1
computer, and max on another. Send info from Flash to max via UDP or
TCP.
I think Jitter supports Flash5(old) movies. I haven’t tried how well
that works. Might be worth a shot for simple stuff.

Best,

Zip

Zip Boterbloem
Media Mechanics
Zwaluwstraat 54
2025 VR Haarlem
The Netherlands
+31627014758
zip@knoware.nl

Op 14-apr-2007, om 22:27 heeft Eric het volgende geschreven:

>
> Hey everyone,
>
> I am thinking of trying to use a touchscreen that uses flash media
> server for a project.
>
> Ideally I would like create some buttons for the touchscreen that
> bang some items in a MAX patch.
>
> Although I’ve already found Olaf Matthes’ Flashserver for MAX, I
> haven’t tried it out yet.
>
> Is there anyone out there who has used this download that can offer
> any advice or warnings before I start?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Eric


April 15, 2007 | 12:23 am

Thanks so much for your suggestions.

Eric


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