buffer~ not loading audio (sfplay~ works, audio from exaples/sounds work…)
I just started to use Max again on a new computer after taking 6 months "off." Buffer~ won’t load audio, even in the play~.maxhelp file for instance. Sfplay~ loads audio fine, and any of Max’s audio samples from "Max 6.1/examples/sounds" work. I thought this must be a file-tree problem, but the audio I’m trying to use is in the search path… I’ve also tried reinstalling Max… twice. Any ideas?
Sounds like a file preferences issue.
Are you trying to read files into a buffer~ by sending a read or replace message with a filename or by using read to bring up a dialog?
If the former, are you getting any error messages in the max window like "buffer~ mysound.aif: can’t open."?
If you haven’t tried the latter try it, does audio still not load into the buffer?
This is Daniel, Anthony’s friend from Sydney in October! :) Nice to see you on here, and thanks for the help! I think I’ve fixed the problem.
Max seems to want each file in the path to be referenced separately in File Preferences. So instead of "…documents/Max/Patches/my_sampler/" it wants four different entries "…documents/" "…documents/max/," "…documents/Max/Patches/" etc.
It works with this setup. I don’t recall this being an issue before though. Was I just oblivious to this requirement or is this unusual?
Wow – small world, Daniel!
This is indeed unusual so there must be an issue at play. Have you checked the ‘subfolders’ check box so that it looks further down into the directory you listed?
Yes, sub-folders are all checked…
It might be totally unrelated, but I’ve also encountered some weird bugs tonight that I’ve never seen before. In particular [zl.delace] and [zl.lace] were changing the values of numbers on a list! (Not just reordering them!!) I was using them chained together in order to reverse the mathmatical parity of the list-members’ order. I’ve found a workaround using CNMAT [interleave]/[deinterleave], but now I’m totally paranoid. :)
Sounds odd – can you post a patch?
I think that I have the same problem… I just can’t load a file in a buffer, even in the buffer help patch, the max windows says: buffer~: cannot open parser for this file.
I can’t seem to recreate the effect now. It was only happening in a particular sub-patch. However, this is basically all I was doing. The number list was coming out incremented from how the values went in. Very strange!
<code>-- Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. --Copy all of the following text. Then, in Max, select New From Clipboard.----------begin_max5_patcher---------- 750.3ocyX0rbaBCD9L9oPCmc8nePBn25zGiNcxH.UWkhEd.4T2jIu6EIgINo lDkXfxAiGVVV8se6tZWwCqBBypNJZBAeF7MPPvCqBBrhLBB5tOHbG+XdIuwp VXd0tcBkNbs6YZwQsUN9jjeTuMyHAtA1IQVX0nJ61OgPrd8pTZEemv9ruTK4 kmdh5vNopTnsKH5L0aj2aUGg6s89ZQSKb3ZYk5lZQt14KnXnQG.IJx7Gr6B3 6OsDUGzmVidiw04+Tp1dtgXoIahosVhjXLBlXuZsk4kdb0Jyk0WI6g13I8QG W5yedfRrj3IZfdUzfwuyNn0UpvK4jj21I2yqakqE02HT7rRw4vumU+ZoL+Wi ZVkKchvPdjUQ5j5Do+ydgyJggqc+jsIB8u6qw4Ll4ODDNkjN9+MoO1rGKkNh r2NQSCeq3hTG7cVTheODAZPhvmbmnTq2mDa4fjww46i0Q.N.i.Y.BHGDAJtD 6.SVtrCI01kHkbUriR76VO8eHm6K2THJ44WLmAFOkrB9UKd7JuAEuosqGM4p JZFlYFjWXKbdgY2TIhNUal.oKvxkXWCuHW6OJbL2L4YNezBz4YD1347CTQna 2Cs7hLBdJG3av5gLtZ6aWSz0gMxwIDrYGiIol.sDSK5b9D7jVSjFuD8clqVH x1dHIc5Ft3UmsHktbyK5Fs3JG75c2.MkrP6e1QKTT7Hz+7CLwUJZYSLQXaK1 AF3xZgvRo5kerFqEMxeNa0TcnN+DF5OTM3oipVHZzRk8.tmqkYX8yz5mxhBg 57i4UHaLm7yxqvKF47GQXOPjoDel.zKVpAvCZ9viOQLS6A.ZdvC5YK0PYPnY CPt05MYHx7EwPdUiEszBYzYLjg8.Q1P1bBHnWY0KpjH77sQs4aU3AhXyXPK1 q7Z1LxQIdwQwyHhX9fHy2t7CE0bSjv2u+NQcSmQsfocRsaqpM2xVauUpb2Zm mNrVbm7j9TqDdc6LQ51AhNT6lI6XBKbkYcdb0eA0.nfo -----------end_max5_patcher-----------
I have Max 6.0.7 installed on the same computer, no problem with this version…
Krisloop, did you try adding every file in the file path to File Preferences as I did? Does that fix the problem for you?
Not at all
I’ve put the buffer~.mxo from max 6.0 in the 6.1 folder and it’s ok I’ve something in waveform~ in Max 6.1 with the 6.0 buffer~ object.
So, maybe there’s something wrong with the max 6.1 buffer~.mxo object?
I’ve been having this problem quite a bit.
I dont have a problem,but other people with my Live patches are reporting the buffer~ objects are not opening files.
Well this is a really dumb bug… Max just spits out a "can’t open fine now" message in the Max window.
The solution I’ve found is to initialize the buffer with a file from Max’s included sounds:
buffer~ foo anton.aif
Dragging and dropping (with [prepend replace] of course) works fine after this. Hope this helps.
Cycling, please fix this!
Hi, I’m working on a granular patch. I need to load an envelope in a buffer. I’ve generated different envelopes, I’ve got four wav files of 1024 samples. The env files and patch files are in the same folder but when use "read" message, max says: "buffer~ – expodec.wac: can’t open". What happen? Why it doesn’t work? I’ve tried putting the folder into the file preferences path. It didn’t work.
i had the same problem on win 7 64bits and fixed by using AIFF instead of wav…
i had this problem with a loadmess not loading the sample into buffer~ when i installed the 7.06 update. the project folder was on my desktop for easy access and i tried saving it to the dedicated projects folder, this seemed to sort out the filepath issues and it now responds correctly from the desktop too.
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