Max 7.2.3 released


    May 17 2016 | 5:02 pm
    We are happy to announce the release of Max 7.2.3.
    The primary reason for this release is to remove the QuickTime requirement on Windows. There are a number of other fixes, especially in the video engine department, so be sure to read the fixed bug list below.
    As always, you can download the new installers here: https://cycling74.com/downloads/
    This can be installed over your previous Max 7 installation, and will not affect installs of Max 6.x or lower. We hope you enjoy this new version of Max!
    Fixed Bugs • autocomplete: no longer fails with delete key on Windows and fn+delete on Mac • AVF video engine: fixed movie load frame bug fix • dict: right inlet is properly ‘cold’ • Gen: Code panel brackets expressions properly • Gen: delay operator ref appears in sidebar • Gen: removed 256 MB limit for data • gen~: further fixes for samplerate in exported code • jit.grab: Fixed fallback to dx engine • jit.matrix: importmovie fixes for VIDDLL engine • jit.movie: fixed crash with some m4v files and viddll engine • Jitter: Windows no longer requires Quicktime • Max For Live: fixed OpenGL-related crash when un-freezing some amxd devices • normalize~: fixed large value output miscalculation • Rewire: msprewiredevice.bundle back in installer • sfplay~ / buffer~: fixed issues with read / import mp3 in 64 bit when OS language is Polish • spigot~: fixed crash on Windows x86 when Quicktime is not installed • VIDDLL: properly found and used when included in standalone • VIZZIE / BEAP toolbar mini browser: fixed crash when scrolling mousewheel or two-finger swipe

    • May 20 2016 | 12:24 am
      Thanks! With this last release all the odd stuff i use to get on my Win7 64bit machine went away! No more strange bold characters, no more usual crash after Max quit. Remove Quicktime dependencies is the cure! many thanks and all the best
    • May 23 2016 | 9:48 pm
      Thanks again, but I have to say, I have 7.2.1 working well, and it is the first version that has worked for over 18 months, and since then I discovered there is apparently no other versions of Max 7 archived on the site. I would like to try the new version, but I did not keep the 7.2.1 install files, so there is no way to roll back without using Windows restore points, and if you have any experience with that, you would understand the reticence. Please can you make v72.1 available for download again?
    • May 23 2016 | 9:55 pm
      @ernest, I have no idea what you are referring to, but if you have problems with the latest version of Max, please drop Support an email. We can either solve your problems or get you an older install.
      -Ben
    • May 23 2016 | 10:09 pm
      Ok, I will upgrade to 7.2.3, thank you for the reassurance.
    • May 23 2016 | 10:23 pm
      Somewhat as expected, Max 7.2.3 crashes when I attempt to open the project which worked in 7.2.1. I am sending it to technical support.
    • May 23 2016 | 11:46 pm
      Sorry for the multiple emails, but I was able to get 7.2.3 working by disabling the audio driver. After that, Max hung for several minutes, then suddenly came back to life, On enabling the audio driver it tried to set signal and vector size to 1, which accounts for the problem with initial hangs. After reapplying signal and vector sizes to 64, the build worked properly. Recommended to mute speakers during initial installation.
      After that, gen~ made some weird noises it hadn't before due to a few params which had no explicit default values. After explicitly setting default values for all gen~ params, gen~ worked fine. A few externals which the project had added in red, and which I had been ignoring because the patch didn't need them anyway, finally disappeared. Thank you.
    • Jun 15 2016 | 7:55 pm
      Still no msp audio support for VDDL? Hopefully this is something that can be solved soon.
    • Jun 17 2016 | 2:15 am
      Hi there, is there any recommended video codec for viddll? I've tested some random codecs, but i can't really say which one performs best. There seems no different between h264 and h265 for example.
    • Jun 20 2016 | 2:14 pm
      I'm having problems with 7.2.3 as well. Several of my patches no longer work, and the Disis Munger object no longer loads. I will roll back to 7.2.2, which was working well.
    • Jul 01 2016 | 2:10 pm
      Not all MIDI ports are properly listed with 7.2.3, in particular my Launchpad Pro MIDIINx and MIDIOUTx are missing. In 7.2.1 they are properly shown, so I had to roll back.
    • Jul 07 2016 | 9:27 pm
      Can someone tell me where to download 7.2.1? I am having serious issues trying to open session with 7.2.3.
      Thanks.
    • Jul 08 2016 | 12:10 am
      The MIDI ports problem will be fixed in 7.2.4 - sorry about that
      If you think that a newer version of Max is worse than an older one, please contact support so we can get to the bottom of the regression issue.
      Cheers
      -A
    • Jul 08 2016 | 9:51 pm
      Hi Andrew,
      here is another problem with midi ports, will it also be fixed?
    • Jul 08 2016 | 10:05 pm
      @Broc, we are aware of this amxd~ device bug but do not have a timetable for when it might be fixed.
    • Jul 10 2016 | 3:29 pm
      Gen: removed 256 MB limit for data
      I still get the same message and problem:
      warning: constraining [data] to < 256MB