Strange report of missing Quicktime and bad lcd initialisation


    Mar 08 2014 | 4:55 pm
    When I first load a Max patcher that uses Jitter, I get errors regarding Quicktime not being installed, though it is in fact working perfectly. An lcd panel does not initialise properly, although I have a loadbang set up to do this. If I manually trigger the exact same routine, with a bang, then all is fine.
    What gives? How can I ensure my patcher initialises correctly?
    Errors in Max window:
    Jitter initialised.
    Quicktime not installed.
    Jitter requires Quicktime to be installed to run.

    • Mar 08 2014 | 5:17 pm
      I have hacked a solution but the spurious error is still worrying.
      As input to the lcd I had two messages:
      brgb 100 100 100
      clear
      It turns out that these do not in fact change the look of the lcd until I send:
      bang
      With all of these triggered from a loadbang, the lcd initialises in the colour I desire.
    • Mar 08 2014 | 6:54 pm
      hey, are we talking about [lcd] or [jit.lcd]? ]jit.lcd] always needs a bang after every message, i think you want to use [lcd].
      -110
    • Mar 08 2014 | 9:31 pm
      Sorry, my bad. Yes, I was using jit.lcd. That problem solved. It would be nice, however, if there was more complete documentation. Big advances in Max 6 but still many black holes.
      Besides this, I still wonder about spurious error messages.