I have an application that records a sequence of images in a folder, over time.
I'd like to play back these images continuously as a movie, even as images are being added.
I have found the images2movie and packpicts demo patches, which are useful, but very oriented towards doing a one-shot conversion. I would like to be able to scrub back and forth through the images immediately, and not after a conversion process.
I suppose I could use a (metro) to refresh a (folder) object at regular intervals, load it into a (umenu) and then index into that, but I have concerns about a) having too many images and b) the time it would take to constantly refresh the (folder) object.
Is there any way to set up a "watched folder" type scenario, where the patch gets a signal whenever the contents of a folder have changed?
Is there a better way to handle image sequence playback?