many thanks for your replies. I guess I have to be more precise. I am trying to capture/store data from the Kinect. That means an update of 18 points with three (XYZ) values, 30 times a sec.
I am receiving data as OSC so I turn them to ASCII numbers (atoi) first.
I can use a coll object to store them but playback is slow for an unknown reason to me even if I use metro:1
I got in to GDIF http://gdif.3075338.n2.nabble.com/ (based on FTM)
but for a minute of capture data the size of the file is around 4mb and needs at least 5 min to be loaded back to the algorithm.
Another option is to use a OSC recorder and I ve found one (java) that does not work, again not sure why.
So, I was thinking if there is a way to compress the data before storing in order to produce smaller data sets. I am not sure there is a benefit to turn them to symbols first...is there?
Finally I got into this :http://www.maxobjects.com/?request=compress&operateur=AND&id_format=0&id_plateforme=0&Submit=OK
and tested the a-hglide object and sadam.lzo
with no success (not very informative help files)