Hello. I was wondering if it could be possible to get data from a counter, for example, or other kind of streaming data from any website, with MAX, in order to be able to use the data retrieved in realtime in a MAX patch. thx in advance.
wow! that is nice! ...so then, couldn't all the developers of standalones complaining about having better copy-protection for standalones use this exact patch to detect registered users? (or does the IP address change? ...i'll have to try it... i am so NOT web-savvy...)
No, that wouldn't work. IP add. changes based on your connection, not your computer. At risk of beating a dead horse, the big challenge with copy protection in Max 5-based patches is not so much creating a registration scheme , it's that the Max5 collective format is so easy to search through using a text editor, so it's that much easier to search and defeat a reg scheme.
That boringness aside, here's another example of using the internet in Max: a flickr ripper - it finds the high-res versions of photos in a flickr photostream, downloads them, and then displays them. I've probably posted this in the forum before, so forgive the repetition. http://www.lividindustry.com/culture/?p=191
There's other information on how to integrate into our video software, but you can just download the patch from that page.