quicktime playlist??


    Mar 15 2006 | 5:28 pm
    can someone share or point me to a simple quicktime playlist external/abs?
    I want to have 10-20 movies in a directory and randomnly pick from them.
    cheers~
    Pat
    Patrick Pagano,M.F.A Digital Media Specialist Digital Worlds Institute University Of Florida (352) 294-2082

    • Mar 15 2006 | 5:47 pm
      Hrm, I guess my prior email got eaten by the list/forum thing - apologies.
      You can build your own very easily.
      look at:
      random (makes pseudo-random numbers within a range) ubumenu (can be used as indexing or gui to select files from a folder) dropfile (can be used to give ubumenu the folder for it to list)
      and of course
      jit.qt.movie to play the movies.
      loosely, youd do something like
      dropfile | ubumenu | jit.qt.movie | jit.window
      of course, the fun part is the stuff between the main objects (and you can get a lot more complicated too). Id say check some of the tutorials and example patches. This is pretty straightforward in max, and would be a good project to get your feet wet and learn Max with. No externals required...
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    • Mar 16 2006 | 12:40 am
      thanks vade! that is just what i needed! i am glad it is a MAX thing cheers~
      Patrick Pagano,M.F.A Digital Media Specialist Digital Worlds Institute University Of Florida (352) 294-2082
    • Mar 21 2006 | 4:17 pm
      ok, i took vades advice and built a VERY simple one using tutorial patches any novel suggestions on randomnly stepping through the ubumenu?
    • Mar 21 2006 | 5:51 pm
      Hi Pat
      I suggest using the ubumenu vs the umenu
      ubumenu has a dumpout outlet that tells you how many items its been autopopulated with. (route populate iirc will do it off of the dumpout outlet)
      so, what you can do with that information is
      populate the ubumenu via the dropfile (as you are doing with the umenu)
      ubumenu dumps out the number of items its populated,
      send the number of items to random to set the upper bounds of the random number generator
      (ie: if you have 16 movies, ubumenu will dumpout '16', ( send 16 to the right inlet of random and it will generate a random number every bang its gets between 0 and 15 (16 numbers), so then hook up a metro to the random to control the frequency of the random
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      In fact, YOU WILL NOT BE SAVED!
    • Mar 23 2006 | 1:53 pm
    • Mar 23 2006 | 4:53 pm
      i cannot seem to open this patch i copied and pasted it but it only opens up as the text. can you re-send or zip it? please
    • Mar 23 2006 | 4:54 pm
      ignore that last post, i did not realise you could paste right into a patcher cheers~
    • Mar 23 2006 | 10:35 pm
      thanks for the examples!! i added them in with a counter for some more control. is there a way to play specific frames in each movie?
    • Mar 23 2006 | 10:46 pm
      [frame $( message to jit.qt.movie.
      check the help files and go over the tuts, its all in there, really ;)
      v a d e //
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    • Mar 23 2006 | 10:58 pm
      > is there a way to play specific frames in each movie? Tutorial 4 Jitter RTFM :)
    • Mar 23 2006 | 11:01 pm
      LOL. I am only on tutorial 2. Thanks
    • Mar 23 2006 | 11:02 pm
      I am, i swear!