Exceeding buffer length

    Apr 05 2006 | 4:23 am
    Hi all
    Anyone else had systematic crash when scrubbing (mouse over the waveform) in a buffer and experiencing a crash each time your exceeding the buffer length?
    This is at least the symptom in one of my granular patch.
    Max/msp 4.5.7

    • Apr 05 2006 | 4:41 am
      hi louis
      just tried to recreate the problem you're having, but everything seems fine on my end (4.5.7 also). i loaded a 1000ms soundfile into [buffer~ 1000], and scrubbed my way outside the buffer window, into a second monitor up to 36000ms and then back and nothing crashed. the audio scrubbed fine too when the mouse went back over it.
      hope this helps you a bit, let us know what the problem was if you find it.
      cheers, jm
    • Apr 05 2006 | 7:42 am
      Yes (kind of) I used to get this quite often prior to 4.5.6 especially with high load granular patches - i never used the waveform mousing though just trying to read longer than buffer length with play~ did it for me. The problem was hard to reproduce, and would crash max sometimes but not every time. I ended up using lots of clip~ objects to constrain any play values that were likely to go out of range.
      I don't recall having that problem recently though - did something get fixed? Or did i just become more thorough when working out the maths?!?