Best solution for multiple video players

    May 30 2022 | 8:19 am
    Hi all,
    I am preparing a show with many video players and I am wondering which is the best solution for smooth playback. Some videos will have an overlay and I have chosen to work on the textures so as not to overload the cpu.I will develop the overlays and crossfades in The videos are currently encoded in H264 Full Hd. I will use external graphics card (AMD Radeon Rx 570) with macbook pro 15 inch 2.7 Ghz i7, Max 8.3.1.
    I ask for advice on three different methods:
    1 Jit.playlist (with output_texture on) 2 3 individual instances of viddll.
    looking at the js code I noticed that it can use the avf or viddll engines. So if I set viddll in Max preferences will play videos with that codec, is that correct ? In this case option 3 makes no sense
    I have in total 16 videos + 6 overlays. What could be the best solution in your experience?
    Thanx, Rd

    • May 30 2022 | 3:58 pm
      Hi Riccardo, I would go with If you then have problems with it I'll be happy to look into it.
    • May 30 2022 | 8:05 pm
      Thanks Federico, it is what I am currently testing and it looks promising. Solid 25-30 fps
    • Jun 22 2022 | 1:51 pm
      Hi all, I want to share my conclusions. Last night I did the show : Three Full HD H264 video streams plus two interactive graphic scenes (OSC Driven). was rock solid (30 fps stable for a total duration of 50 minutes, plus six days rehearsals). Fully reliable! Thank you guys for the work!
    • Jun 22 2022 | 2:39 pm
      cool, really appreciate you sharing your results. just for completeness, which video engine did you go with?
    • Jun 22 2022 | 3:42 pm
      viddll, played out with AMD Radeon Rx 570, as in my previous post. Output HDMI, converted in SDI, with a huge theatrical projector.