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Quicktime videos in Jitter

December 7, 2010 | 10:29 am

Forgive my ignorance, I’ve recently started using Max/MSP as part of my course and to be honest I’ve found myself struggling with it. I’ve been using Jing (screen capture software) to create short quicktime .mov files and I want to be able to play these in my patch. The first/fourth Jitter tutorials introduce the objects you need to use to embed video but what I can’t work out is how to upload my specific videos. It only seems to play the video that comes with the tutorial "crashtest.mov".

As I mentioned before, I am totally new to this so please forgive my ignorance to what is probably an extremely straight forward task. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


December 7, 2010 | 10:38 am

A few options:
1. just send the message ‘read’ to jit.qt,mov and select video from finder/explorer window
2. put the video in the same folder as the patch and send message ‘read videoname.mov’
3. put the video in the max searchpath (ie max application folder) or create a new searchpath from ‘options, file preferences’ and send message ‘read videoname.mov’
4. send a read message with the whole file path in it ie ‘read /Users/luke/Documents/test resources/videoname.mov’

The tutorial videos are in the max search path (here: /Applications/Max5/patches/media) so can be opened by option 3. Personally I mostly use option 2.


December 7, 2010 | 10:52 am

Thanks so much man, really big help!


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