quicktime load hickup

    Mar 16 2006 | 8:42 pm
    hello, i have a problem. i'm running the latest versions of maxmsp jitter and osx on a quad g5 with a very clean second internal raptor 10000 rpm disk. a very simple patch, containing one metro, two quicktime players 720 576, connected to two jit.pwindows and a 'read a.mov' and a 'read b.mov' message box, connected to each of the two qt players. when i load a different clip on one player, the output on the other player shows a hickup, the output stops for some miliseconds (it's very visible). is there a way to solve this ? of course there is the possibility of references movies, of one movieobject for each clip in a folder, etc. but i'm looking for a more elegant solution. i'm actually hoping i'm overlooking some incredibly efficient preload quicktime function, but i guess not ..
    anyone ? much appreciated ..

    • Mar 16 2006 | 9:39 pm
      Three possibilities for improvement:
      1. use asyncread instead of read
      2. use absolute paths (as the time to search the search path based on filename alone is not insignificant)
      3. preload all the movies in advance using poly~ or the JS or Java based examples
      Hope this helps.
    • Mar 27 2006 | 12:19 am
      This helps me -- If you can anticipate all the files you're going to use, load them each once before starting your session. I find the load time the first time is noticeable, but subsequent loads are much less noticeable. I still typically get a little hiccup, just not as bad.