Im currently creating a patch to trigger video through Ableton -
My patch consists of a poly~ object containing a sprintf function and jit.qt.movie in order to read movies from the disk, by sending an integer value into the poly~.
For example, if the integer in would be 12, sprintf would read movie12.mov
This all works fine, however, while the poly~ object runs from (for example) 1 to 30, there isnt neccessarily a movie1.mov... right through to movie30.mov in the directory.
This means that when a movie is playing, and a non-existant movie is called via sprintf, the movie playing freezes on the current frame.
I wondered if anyone knows of a way to disregard a read movie message if the movie does not exist?