Import live feed into Jitter?


    betseybiggs's icon
    betseybiggs's icon
    Mar 16 2013 | 8:45 pm
    Hey all,
    I'm trying to read a video feed hosted on livestream into Max. It seems a simple 'read' should do the trick, but it doesn't seem to be working. I know this should be simple. I'm wondering though, if the fact that the source is streaming a SWF (flash movie) is behind my troubles, and if there is an easy fix for this.
    I've figured out how to use jweb and jit.desktop to get a jitter matrix out. However, it seems incredibly inefficient. I'm only getting about 5fps even without a jit.window display. Does reading a non-swf streaming URL provide much better speeds than this?
    I'm streaming from this site: - there are feeds at various times, though the URL i'm trying to stream is this one:
    Thanks for any advice!

    • betseybiggs's icon
      betseybiggs's icon
      Mar 17 2013 | 8:24 pm
      I've uploaded the patch I'm using now that crops the jweb feed and turns it into a matrix via jit.desktop, in case anyone has further suggestions (or if it might help someone down the road).
      Max Patcher
      In Max, select New From Clipboard.
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    • umma08's icon
      umma08's icon
      Aug 22 2013 | 3:50 pm
      any help would be great on this for me as well. I am not sure if jit.desktop is the best way to do this. There must be someone who knows a better way?