Playing multiple video files in jitter

    Jul 20 2012 | 7:18 pm
    Hello Jitter Community! I am relatively new to MAX/MSP/Jitter, and am working my way through the tutorial. I have a relatively firm understanding of how everything works, but I am stumped by what I think should be a video problem.
    I have a series of short (
    So far I have used the commands read, then append, append (followed by loadram). This gives me one big file, but it is difficult to get it to play only
    I have been trying to get the addtrack to do the same thing as append, but no luck. In my mind, addtrack should add the extra movies as tracks (like a cd has track 1, 2 and 3) and then I can just say 'play track 2' somehow. But so far this has not worked, nor have I been able to find much info in the documentation about how to select and play only 1 track.
    Does anyone have an idea how this could easily be implemented? Seems like it should be straight forward, but so far no luck.
    Thanks in advance for any input!!

    • Jul 20 2012 | 7:34 pm
      Here's a different way, but it works, and might be helpful. (Scroll to the bottom to see my solution.)
    • Jul 21 2012 | 12:12 am
      Thanks for the reply! I'll test it out Monday when I have access to my computer with MAX on it. Does your elegant solution preload the videos into memory? I'll check the circuit on Monday. Thanks again for your help!
    • Jul 22 2012 | 3:14 pm
      To open the movies automatically, just trigger the 'read' messages with a loadbang object. To read the full movies into RAM instead of reading them off of disk, just replace the 'read' messages with 'loadram' messages.
    • Jul 24 2012 | 7:48 am
      load a movie into RAM when finished reading ...
    • Nov 16 2015 | 6:42 pm
      Hi Christopher, I've used your patch and found it very useful thanks, I was wondering if there would be a way of instead of having to click the different buttons on the radio group you could hit keys 1 , 2 , 3 etc for each movie.
      Cheers Joe