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MP3 playback in MSP

January 26, 2007 | 1:57 am

Hello, I was wondering if there is any object like groove~ that will work with mp3 files?

I did a search, but came up with didley squat.

It would be really nice if there were some sort of external or device that interfaces groove~ to mp3s, or interfaces mp3s to work with groove.

Any insight would be much appreciated.

Thanks


January 26, 2007 | 3:08 am

The groove~ object references a buffer, yes?
Perhaps you might want to have a look at the
manual page for the buffer~ object to see if
there’s a way to import mp3 files into a buffer….

Amazing what’s in those manuals.


January 26, 2007 | 4:23 am

Thanks, I probably should’ve mentioned that I’ve checked the documentation already. Yes, the groove~ function works with a buffer~, which can handle aiff, sd2, wav, and a couple of other things, but not mp3.

Still, a search for just ‘mp3′ yielded no search results…

and, well.. it still doesn’t, so even if the topic has been brought up before, ‘mp3′ is for some reason voided as a search term..

That’s a bummer. If anyone has any references or anything, I’m all ears.

Thanks.


January 26, 2007 | 4:37 am

kevin wrote:
> Thanks, I probably should’ve mentioned that I’ve checked the
> documentation already. Yes, the groove~ function works with a
> buffer~, which can handle aiff, sd2, wav, and a couple of other
> things, but not mp3.

My search of MSP45ReferenceManual.pdf (for v4.5.5) produced its first
hit on page 75… within the buffer~ section. Which documentation did
you check?


January 26, 2007 | 4:47 am

I meant that I searched the forums.

I hadn’t read all of the documentation on the ‘input’ message to buffer~ though. i suppose that may do what i was hoping, though i’m skeptical about conversion time.

i’ll try it out and report back.

it’s still weird that searching for mp3 on the forum doesn’t yield any results though…


January 26, 2007 | 4:55 am

yep, that does it all right.

seems like the load time isn’t tooo bad….

thanks for the help!


January 26, 2007 | 7:21 am

> it’s still weird that searching for mp3 on the forum doesn’t yield any results though…

Occasionally, something isn’t in the forum because
people found the answer before going online to ask.


January 26, 2007 | 7:42 am

Quote: Gregory Taylor wrote on Fri, 26 January 2007 00:21
—————————————————-
> > it’s still weird that searching for mp3 on the forum doesn’t yield any results though…
>
> Occasionally, something isn’t in the forum because
> people found the answer before going online to ask.
—————————————————-

yeah, ok, so some people rtfm better than me, but why doesn’t this thread show up in a search then?

could be an indexing delay i suppose, but that seems rather unlikely.


January 26, 2007 | 9:21 am

I don’t think that’s quite fair; it _is_ stange that
it doesn’t show up in a search, and I know that the
question has occured plenty of times, because I was
searching for it myself not so long ago.
Searching the forum for mp3 or .mp3 -> 0
Googling ".mp3 site:cycling74.com/forums" -> 915 hits.
Googling ".mp3 site:synthesisters.com: -> 752 hits.
So someone has asked the question before ;-)
Perhaps Wally might be able to comment on wht the
forum search doesn’t find it, though ?
cheers
Roger

— Gregory Taylor wrote:

>
> > it’s still weird that searching for mp3 on the
> forum doesn’t yield any results though…
>
> Occasionally, something isn’t in the forum because
> people found the answer before going onlin to ask.
> –
> knowledge is not enough/science is not enough/Love
> is dreaming this equation
>



f.e
January 26, 2007 | 10:24 am

Because the forum search is a shit. It never works, for nothing, gives
you only 2 answers where you know there are dozens… It’ll never
replace the old googling style for the old archives.

f.e

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> >>>>>> |sublime music for a desperate people|

ROGER CARRUTHERS wrote:
> I don’t think that’s quite fair; it _is_ stange that
> it doesn’t show up in a search, and I know that the
> question has occured plenty of times, because I was
> searching for it myself not so long ago.
> Searching the forum for mp3 or .mp3 -> 0
> Googling ".mp3 site:cycling74.com/forums" -> 915 hits.
> Googling ".mp3 site:synthesisters.com: -> 752 hits.
> So someone has asked the question before ;-)
> Perhaps Wally might be able to comment on wht the
> forum search doesn’t find it, though ?
> cheers
> Roger
>
> — Gregory Taylor wrote:
>
>
>>> it’s still weird that searching for mp3 on the
>>>
>> forum doesn’t yield any results though…
>>
>> Occasionally, something isn’t in the forum because
>> people found the answer before going onlin to ask.
>> –
>> knowledge is not enough/science is not enough/Love
>> is dreaming this equation
>>
>>
>
>
>
>


January 27, 2007 | 8:21 am

This is the way how to load mp3 files into a buffer:

First send the message "import 0 -1 1" to a buffer~. A file selector appears where you can choose the mp3 you want to import. Once it is loaded, you can play it with groove~ or play~

Hope that helps,


January 29, 2007 | 1:05 pm

kevin wrote:
> yeah, ok, so some people rtfm better than me, but why doesn’t this
> thread show up in a search then?

I only search with Google site:synthesisters.com, there is even a max
patch to search the archives or maxobjects. I found the search function
within the forum not functioning at all, but never bothered as Google is
fine for me and I never visit the forum either…
The forum search seems to have never been tested, because very obvious
expected search results don’t show up. (I did not test it for a long
time, but your findings confirm that it still simply doesn’t work…)

And I know for sure, that playing mp3′s is and has always been even a
FAQ on the list…

Stefan


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January 29, 2007 | 1:31 pm

I’m sure you know this already Stefan, but to clarify,
searching synthesisters.com will only search the old
archives; the forum archives are at (surprise,
surprise) cycling74.com/forums, so Googling both these
sites is probably your best bet, (eg. "mp3
site:cycling74.com/forums OR site:synthesisters.com").
If you are on a Mac, get yourself a copy of
AcidSearch and you can make your own toolbar search
channel for this,
cheers
Roger
— Stefan Tiedje wrote:

> kevin wrote:
> > yeah, ok, so some people rtfm better than me, but
> why doesn’t this
> > thread show up in a search then?
>
> I only search with Google site:synthesisters.com,
> there is even a max
> patch to search the archives or maxobjects. I found
> the search function
> within the forum not functioning at all, but never
> bothered as Google is
> fine for me and I never visit the forum either…
> The forum search seems to have never been tested,
> because very obvious
> expected search results don’t show up. (I did not
> test it for a long
> time, but your findings confirm that it still simply
> doesn’t work…)
>
> And I know for sure, that playing mp3′s is and has
> always been even a
> FAQ on the list…
>
> Stefan
>
> —
> Stefan Tiedje————x——-
> –_____———–|————–
> –(_|_ —-|—–|—–()——-
> — _|_)—-|—–()————–
> ———-()——–www.ccmix.com
>
>


January 30, 2007 | 12:05 pm

ROGER CARRUTHERS wrote:
> If you are on a Mac, get yourself a copy of
> AcidSearch and you can make your own toolbar search
> channel for this,

Should say if I’d use Safari, but I run the web with Firefox. There is
also Rollyo which allows to create customised search engines. Mine is
set to synthesister, cycling74 and Maxobjects…

Personaly I actually search local on my mail archives, since years I
keep all messages of the list in Thunderbird. That way I even find
messages while sitting in the metro…

Stefan


Stefan Tiedje————x——-
–_____———–|————–
–(_|_ —-|—–|—–()——-
– _|_)—-|—–()————–
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