this 'trio' created me a lot of problems during a performance... with a really strange and erratic behavior driving me crazy:
- recalling a cue with 'preload' syntax sometime forces sfplay~ to play only a micro fraction of the file.
This happens erratically and after a 'period of inactivity', in other words after about a minute the last file has been played. And it seems to affect files with 2 minutes and more length (checked with mono, stereo and quad .aiff)
(Set-up preferencies prevents hd from sleeping, of course).
The 'open' syntax works fine.
Impressions: it seems sfplay~ only plays the buffered/preloaded part of the file; it happens more frequently with large files.
- now the very peculiar aspect: I reported it with two new macbook pro unibody(late 2008) but not with an Imac. According to Ben (Cycling), it seems to be related to the specific hardware of the new apple laptops. He hasn't access to a unibody and other machines work fine.
I'm aware to be vague, but this behavior is really erratic!
If anyone, especially unibody owners (!), could check this behavior, I'd be very happy! However, you need a little bit of patience... in my experience it occours randomly.
setup: Mac OsX 10.5.6, Max 5.0.5/jitter 1.7 for all the tests
2 unibody macbook pro 4G Ram, hd 7200: affected
IMac 3.06 GHz, 4G Ram: works fine
Many thanks to all.
here a simple patcher to test (substitute with yours files, possibly of different length and type...)