Hardware and configuration optimization on macmini for video

    Aug 17 2012 | 9:13 pm
    I've got problems on Max6 with a patch using a lot of access to video files and writing sound files to the hard drive at the same time... I need to use it a full day on a macmini and it crashes. the patch works perfectly during 3 hours and the video freeze. I tried to copy videofiles on an external hard drive, so I read the video files from the external HD and I write and read audiofiles on the internal drive on the macmini, and the problem is the same... after 3 hours Max crashes (no answer), the video freeze on the screen (the audio continue playing...) So does someone has an idea to optimize the configuration of the macmini. I don't know if the problem comes from RAM or Hard drive or something else...

    • Aug 18 2012 | 6:29 pm
      what kind of macmini you have?
      maybe post a patch ?
      what codecs/resolution you use?
      what messages are in the console window ?
    • Aug 18 2012 | 7:25 pm
      It's the last macmini (2011) (the best configuration selled on apple store 2,5 Ghz intel with 4gB ram) I use Hd video 1920x1080 quicktime movies with a photojpeg codec (approximately 2 minutes each video) but i need in the patch to use a lot of "read" jit.qt.movie. I use the opengl method to optimize and it works great when i'm not writing/reading sound data at the same time. I would like to use this player and write sound data at the same time and when i do this the video freeze sometimes, nothing in the console windows but finder tell me that max don't answer... I think that the computer or the app don't like to read a lot of different videofiles during sounddata are writed on the hard disk and red to... but i'm not sure... I tried to put video files on an external hard drive and soundfiles on an other and the problem is the same. Have you ever had this kind of problems ?
    • Aug 23 2012 | 2:20 am
      With this little information, it's hard to make a guess, but one thing you might try is to separate the video and audio sections and run them in two different instances of Max....
    • Aug 24 2012 | 5:40 pm
      Maybe make sure you're not trying to read any of the files that you're in the process of writing to.
    • Aug 26 2012 | 9:09 pm
      I'll try soon your suggestions and come back
      thanks for your answers !