Editing m4l devices outside live -- buffer~ issue when no initial length

    Jun 29 2013 | 9:36 am
    I realized that a buffer~ initiated without a length can not be accessed by functions anymore. At least on my two machines, both os 10.6, max 6.1.3 See:
    buffer doesnotwork is epmty here, buffer works is initialzed correctly.
    I can change my buffer objects in max (opening them up with audi off) and add an inital lenght, but live instantly crashes when loading a device using this method (I use it a lot for windowing).
    So here is the Question:
    Any idea how to change my m4l patches meanwhile without opening them in live?
    Turning Audio off in m4l still crashes too.
    Filed a report already but need to be able to use these m4l devices by tomorrow....
    Thanks, J

    • Jun 29 2013 | 12:19 pm
      i ran into a similar problem yesterday with buffer and wave. there was a bug introduced in max 6.1.3. i contacted support and got an incremental update for the wave object within a few hours.
      as it is weekend i can see possible workarounds. if you still have live 8 and max 6.0.8 installed open your devce in live 8 to edit it. otherwise downgrade to max 6.1.2.
      i have a mac version of it and could forward it to. right now i am not at my laptop but i will be in about one hour.
    • Jun 29 2013 | 1:00 pm
      Hi Jan, thanks for the idea! Best.J