I'm developing a very simple Max patch to control the playback of short Full HD video files. After some research in the forum, I found out that the best way to do so is using the Apple ProRes 422 (LT) codec and UYVY. Indeed, it worked out really well and I was able to get a smooth playback. But I want to play up to four files at the same time (adding them) and I'm not quite sure what is the best way to do so. I read the tutorials about colorspaces, the help files, and some patches posted here in the forum, but I admit I'm still a little puzzled.
This is what I came up with:
There will be no effects, no editing, just normal playback of those files. Is this the best way of doing it? Can I improve it somehow?