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live.observer 'property cannot be listened to' error

October 3, 2013 | 9:56 pm

I’m getting this message in the Max window for most of the paths I send to live.observer.

My path is: live_set tracks 0 clip_slots 2 clip, so it seems like it should be pretty simple but I’m getting this message for the property "is_playing" and pretty much any boolean property. The only ones that provide any info are the function properties. However, the general "is_playing" property (as it applies to Live’s master transport) does give the correct result.

With the same path / id, live.object also provides the correct status, but I need the updates to be continuous without having to ask it for info all the time.

Any ideas? I feel like I must be missing something here – totally stumped!


October 4, 2013 | 2:09 am

The documentation says that clip property "is_playing" cannot be observed.

http://www.cycling74.com/docs/max5/refpages/m4l-ref/m4l_live_object_model.html

Also, keep in mind that observers in general don’t ensure accurate timing.


October 4, 2013 | 7:51 am

many thanks – that clears things up!

playing_slot_index accomplishes what i want.


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