jit.gl.hap stutter

    Mar 26 2014 | 5:21 pm
    I've converted over to the wonderful jit.gl.hap object for all video playback (thank you Rob!) but have noticed an issue with any changes to the @rate attribute. The video stutters momentarily, making it impossible to do smooth rate ramps.
    I've noticed this same stuttering behavior when a HAP movie loops.
    This is on a Mac Pro, Mountain Lion, Max 6.16, latest version of HAP codecs and jit.gl.hap. The HAP files are being played back from a RAID 10 striped array, with the files limited to 10MB/sec data rate.
    The stuttering happens consistently, regardless of how many HAP files are being played back at once.
    Any thoughts?

    • Mar 26 2014 | 9:37 pm
      unfortunately this is a problem with the quicktime player. if you need smooth rate changes, it's probably best to set the rate to 0 and create your own timing mechanism using the frame or time message.
    • Mar 26 2014 | 10:24 pm
      I see - that's certainly doable, although I have not seen the issue with the jit.qt.player object.
      Is this behavior also expected upon loop as I've been observing?
    • Mar 27 2014 | 6:20 pm
      maybe? i'm guessing this is the result of using qtkit instead of raw quicktime. i'll make an issue to look at getting rid of qtkit. https://github.com/robtherich/jit.gl.hap/issues/13
    • Mar 28 2014 | 4:01 pm
      Thank you Rob - your efforts on this are much appreciated.