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[Opened] alternatives

September 24, 2008 | 7:36 am

Are there any? Is there any way to associate a filetype extension with a max standalone? IE, say I want to open any .inv files with my built program, ‘Invigorator’ when they’re double clicked. This would add a lot to making max built programs function like ‘normal’ applications!

If this isn’t possible right now, are there any plans to add this functionality in the near/far future? Is it possible with Java?

(As a mildly related note, does anyone have any experience with the Tap.Tools tap.filecontainer object? The max5 version’s helpfile is a bit obtuse, as it’s still in beta.)


September 24, 2008 | 7:51 am

It is possible and definitely explained somewhere in the documentation how you can bind file types to an app. Double clicking a file then launches the app. Quite another thing though is how the app will actually open the thing. There’s a number of objects that do file i/o, for midi, text, sound, movies etc. How to have such an object opening the file is a question I have no answer to.

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johan


September 24, 2008 | 10:00 am

if you’re on mac, you can have a look at my application "pmix"

http://www.olilarkin.co.uk/index.php?p=pmix

I can’t remember off the top of my head exactly how i did it. You have to edit the info.plist file in the application package. Not sure if this has changed for Max5.

oli


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