Dumb question


    Mar 27 2006 | 2:37 pm
    Hello all Here is a newbie question. The dialog object does not allow the user to select mutiple files. Or... It's on the first lesson in the tutorial... or I do not know how to do a search on this board.
    Seriously, I can't find any info regarding that. Am I the only one that needs to be able to do choose more then one file?
    Grateful for any help.
    Best regards /Lasse

    • Mar 27 2006 | 4:09 pm
      maybe this:
    • Mar 27 2006 | 7:01 pm
      Lars Viklund wrote: > Hello all Here is a newbie question. The dialog object does not allow > the user to select mutiple files. Or... It's on the first lesson in > the tutorial... or I do not know how to do a search on this board.
      Not as dumb as it seems. I think it never came up as an issue. The opendialog doesn't do it, though I think it could be enhanced to allow multiple selections and then just dumps them out succesively. (Feature request)
      Of course we are in Max land, there is a solution for all kinds of problems: Just some ideas, which are not necessarily a newbies beginning task, but still possible:
      Build your own opendialog, with either jit.cellblock, LCD... Have a look into Java/Javascript, there might be a function which will allow it (sorry I don't know it, but there are some geeks out there who might know)
      keep on Maxin'
      Stefan
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    • Mar 27 2006 | 7:53 pm
      Thank's for your respons. Yes, we are in "Max land" and I like that. Max is a tool that is very different from anything else I have come across. I like that.
      I will try to do a Java thing. I was planning on learn how to write externals in Java anyway.
      Still, I'm a little confused. I am doing a batch conversion app using Max/MSP. If someone else is supposed to be able to use that prog, the first thing to consider is how the user will choose the files for the batch job. Has that not been done before? Strange.
      /Lasse
    • Mar 28 2006 | 9:38 am
      In most cases where I would want a batch job, I'd just fill a folder with the stuff I want to process, and then use dropfile, the folder object or ubumenu to do the whole folder. The need of clicking on several objects to select them is not the most convenient way thinkable. People who want batchprocessing are very lazy ... ;-) I am always annoyed with ProTools, which does allow multiple selections, but does not allow drag and drop, to be forced to select every f..ng file to import it finally.
      Stefan
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    • Mar 29 2006 | 1:54 pm
      Stefan Thank you for your respons. Yes, it is easy to fill ubumenu with filenames that way.
      But... How do I dump out the items, one by one whithout clicking on them? Stuck again.
      This is probably not what Max is made for but anyway....
      Any help is appreciated.
      /Lasse
    • Mar 29 2006 | 2:13 pm
      On 29-Mar-2006, at 15:54, Lars Viklund wrote: > How do I dump out the items, one by one whithout clicking on them?
      Send messages to the ubumenu object?
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    • Mar 29 2006 | 8:34 pm
      Peter I don
    • Mar 29 2006 | 9:36 pm
      >I can do a lot of things with messages but I have not been able to >figure out how to dump out the list with messages.
      Are you looking for something like this?
      /Jakob
    • Mar 29 2006 | 10:00 pm
      On 29-Mar-2006, at 22:34, Lars Viklund wrote: > I can do a lot of things with messages but I have not been able to > figure out how to dump out the list with messages.
      One approach, hardwired and quick'n'dirty:
      If you're populating the ubumenu dynamically you'll need to first send a count message and patchcord the result to Uzi's right inlet.
      > Maybe it is not possible.
      You're going to have to try harder than this to find something Max can't do.
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    • Mar 29 2006 | 10:25 pm
    • Mar 29 2006 | 10:35 pm
      Hi Lars, I have a strange suspicion that you are using some extended characters in your file names that max is not recognizing appropriately. Just a hunch...
      AB
    • Mar 30 2006 | 2:10 am
      Lars, Just to back you up, I've intermittently experienced this same behavior in ubumenu. I don't use any extended ASCII. I have had problems reproducing the error, so I haven't submitted a report. I get those ugly codes preceded by a #.
      Also, here was my solution to your problem:
    • Mar 30 2006 | 8:27 am
      jim altieri wrote: > I don't use any extended ASCII. I have had problems reproducing the > error, so I haven't submitted a report. I get those ugly codes > preceded by a #.
      It looks exactly like a 8.3 format file. Are you using a DOS formatted drive? Then its showing the "real" file name, Windows uses a bad hack to show longer names, don't know how. Best is to switch to a proper file system.
      > Also, here was my solution to your problem:
      Don't post "solutions" which use 3rd party objects to newbie advice, it will complicate the issue... ;-)
      Stefan
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    • Mar 30 2006 | 9:26 am
      Stefan It is not a file system problem.
      I think it has to do with the cryptation of Apples iTune MPEG4.
      If you look at those files they present themselfs as a unspecified type (00 00 00 00). If I change type to m4p they show up Ok.
      My hack works on all files that shows a "proper" type. What I still don't understand is why this unspecified file type makes the filename show up like that in Max.
    • Mar 30 2006 | 2:03 pm
      On 30-Mar-2006, at 0:25, Lars Viklund wrote: > 03 The House, The Str#D4EAB.m4a
      I hate to say this, but there has been much misleading advice on this thread so far.
      If you dig around the list archives, you will find that essentially all Max/MSP/Jitter externals are limited to 31-character file names, at least on Mac OS. If you pass *any* filename longer than 31 chars to *any* external object, the name will be "mangled" to 31 chars, giving something that remains a unique identifier that HFS+ can map to the long file name.
      You will have to live with this behavior until such time as the Max file API is updated for longer file names. Or use shorter file names.
      Many older programs exhibit this behavior.
      Ha det bra, Peter
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    • Mar 30 2006 | 4:46 pm
      Tack Peter I thought it was something like that. I was hoping that it should not be that serious but anyway...
      Now that I know, I can go on and try to do that part in JS. It has been very educational to dig around with this.
      Thank you all for your kind help.
      /Lasse