Collective size limit?

    Jun 06 2006 | 3:39 pm
    Hi all, I'm trying to build a collective that includes a LARGE (4 GB and change) folder of sound files. My computer has been thinking about it for more than a half hour now. The rainbow ball is spinning when Max is active, and Activity Monitor tells me that it's chugging away using most of the CPU. How long should I wait before I give up? Is there any size limit to a collective? Thanks, Jim

    • Jun 06 2006 | 4:14 pm
      Although it's a slightly more tedious process, it'd be quicker to build the collective from the Max patchers only, and put any asset/ media files in place in the application bundle afterwards.
      -- N.
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    • Jun 06 2006 | 4:36 pm
      I may be completely wrong, so correct me but, I don't think Max is allowed to create a file larger than 2 Go because of the CFM wich uses 32 bits memory allocation.
      Best, ej
    • Jun 07 2006 | 1:00 am
      There has to be a better solution to your problem. 4GB is a pretty damned big file, moving it around is going to suck, and you had better hope that max doesn't load the entire file into memory at once because 4GB is the upper limit for total memory an app can use.
    • Jun 10 2006 | 3:53 am
      I would recommend offering the samples as a seperate bittorrent... Is your application a rompler of sorts? is it possible to assign samples outside of your library? wouldn't it be easier to build a file browser that let you pick samples, with your collection seperate? seems like its more hell than its worth, and I doubt many people would enjoy dealing with such a large file :/
    • Jun 10 2006 | 12:35 pm
      noone ever made a program before which is 4 gb long, now why is that? :P what would happen if you tried to open such a program? ...
    • Jun 10 2006 | 2:04 pm
      i'm putting my bet on it ripping a cosmic intergalactic chasm in space/time.
    • Jun 12 2006 | 5:12 am
      Roman Thilenius wrote: > noone ever made a program before which is 4 gb long, now why is that?
      It's an attempt to get into the Guiness book of records...
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