I recently built a small plugin to use in Ableton Live, using MAX/MSP, to play a movie in sync with the sequencer. I get the sync from the sample count from the begining of the track. I sync that to the position of the movie, given that quicktime divides one second into 600 units. Which is right. The plug works well, I can jump in the timeline, loop the sequencer and the movie loops nicely in sync etc... BUT, it does not work if I load an mpg movie ! that's where I don't get it. It works just fine with mov and avi movies, not with mpg. Weird !
So the question is (I'll investigate when I have time), does quicktime follow another timing rule for mpeg movie ?? Does anyone have knowledge about that ?
btw, I plan to rebuild the plugin using jitter instead of MAX object to play the movie. Does is sound like a good idea to you, or is there something I miss ?
The plug is hosted by pluggo in the end... I'll post in pluggo and/or jitter boards if needed.