Problem playing files when put in "coll"

    Oct 29 2010 | 7:37 pm
    Hi guys,
    I am relatively new to Max MSP, but build some nice simple patches. I am now trying to get my Akai MPD to play some samples when i hit the pads. The problem is my samples can only be found when i put them in a folder inside Max. Is this normal? I searched on the forum and in the tutorials but cant find the answer.
    So when the samples that need to played through an "sfplay" are put within /Max/Examples/.. they're found, but as soon as they're in for instance users/me/documents/samples they're not found. I put them in a "coll" object. I allso tried to put the entire path in there, but no help. Allso adding the searchpath of the samples-folder to the "file-preferences" didnt do anything. Here's the little patch;
    Thanks guys!

    • Oct 29 2010 | 11:14 pm
      1. Absolute path would need to start with Macintosh HD:/Users/yourname/path/to/file.wav
      2. Need to put a Abs path in quotes when there are spaces, then change the l to an s in your trigger object then [prepend open].
      hope this helps
    • Oct 29 2010 | 11:59 pm
      you could also add your personal sample collection at HD:/Users/yourname/path/ to the search path in the maxmsp preferences.
    • Oct 31 2010 | 3:28 am
      [tosymbol] helps with this, it will essentially do the same thing as putting the filepath in quotes. On Windows I've run into that issue with "C:/Documents and Settings/etc..." because of the spaces in the path, it will behave as multiple symbols, when you just want it as one.
      The best help is probably in the [sprintf] help file, check it out.
    • Oct 31 2010 | 11:26 am
      thanks guys! i have put in the absolute path in "coll" like this;
      1, "Macintosh HD:/users/myname/path/sample.wav";
      added, prepend open after a bang, and now its found.
      @RomanThilenius; Putting the mainfolderpath in "filepreferences" should make it able to find the files when only putting the filename in my list? I tried that at the beginnning, but didnt work.
      @seejayjames; thanks for the hint on those 2 objects.
      i just would love to be able to put "crash2.wav" in my list instead of the entire path. its such a hastle to type them in. but am looking into the "polybuffer" which would make it possible to dragdrop files.
    • Oct 31 2010 | 11:38 am
      image of patch