odd buffer~ problem
Jun 3, 2010 at 6:58pm
odd buffer~ problem
so i’ve got this patch (max 4.6 on osx 10.4.11) where i’m using buffer & waveform to crop audio files. no big deal, right out of the help file. what’s different is that i’m using sfinfo~ at the same time to give me bit channels/depth/sample rate info. then i’m using the file name out of sfinfo~ and [prepend replace] into the buffer~ to change audio files. on some audio files this works fine, on others i get an error message that says buffer~ can’t open file. if i use [replace] directly into the buffer~ that file loads. if i try to send the message [replace audiofile], i get the error. any idea what i’m doing wrong? or what might be up with some of my audio files?
Jun 3, 2010 at 9:42pm
It might be because the [replace] message allows you to manually load a file, without Max first knowing where it is; however, if Max doesn’t see these folders at startup, it is unaware of their existence, so you should add the required folder(s) in File Preferences. Ooooh, you’re using 4.x, I don’t know where the File/Folder Preferences dialog lives, but have a look in Max’s Options or Settings or wherever. This MAY solve it.
Jun 5, 2010 at 2:42am
interesting thought. does that mean if i record a new file with sfrecord~, i’ll have to shut down & reload max so it sees the file? hmmm. i’ll go test . . . Thanks!
May 4, 2011 at 10:34pm
I was using the MAX example sounds as placeholders in subfolders and it was working fine with the replace message to buffer~. When I began adding my own samples I was confused because buffer~ couldn’t read them.
Adding the desired folders to the Max 5 File Preferences search path solved this problem for me.
However, after doing so, when I opened that same patch in Runtime, buffer~ was unable to open the samples in my subfolders.
I would like to use subfolders to keep my different collections of samples tidy, instead of loading them all into the same level folder as the maxpatch. I would also like this patch to work in Max 5 Runtime.
Is it too much to ask, I wonder? :}
Here’s the section of my patch which tells the buffer~ which file to replace (the outlet goes directly into the top, left inleft of the buffer~ object)
– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –
Copy all of the following text.Then, in Max, select New From Clipboard.
What’s wacky, in my opinion, is that the umenu object has always been able to list the samples in the subfolder indicated; File Preference search path adjustments or not.
Does MAX 5 save the File Preferences search path list along with the patch?
Is there anyway to have the buffer~ object read files from subfolders without having to add them to the File Preferences list?
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