System stalls on read movie


    Feb 15 2006 | 9:28 am
    Hi [jitter]
    If you have a movie playing in a jit-qt.movie and load new large
    movie in another jit.qt.movie, the playing video stops for a moment
    while the new movie is being loaded into the buffer. I would like to
    avoid this and I don't came about loading time, just as long as the
    system runs unaffected. I need to switch between several movies so
    it's not possible to load them all on loadbang.
    I've tried to send the "read moviePath" through the deferlow object,
    but that doesn't seem to be the magic trick. I've searched the
    [jitter] list, but without any luck.
    How can I avoid a total stop while a big movie-file is being loaded?
    I really need this...
    ~Carl Emil

    • Feb 15 2006 | 9:36 am
      Look at the "asyncread" message to jit.qt.movie.
      jb
    • Feb 15 2006 | 10:05 am
      Problem solved.
      Thanks a lot Jeremy, you saved my day ;-)
      ~Carl Emil
    • Feb 04 2010 | 3:57 am
      I got way lower video performance out of large resolutions and file sizes when using asyncread.....is this because it continues to read the video into the memory buffer asynchronously while its playing? Is there a way to async read until the full file is buffered and then read at full performance?