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Data from other programs (newbie question)

October 30, 2013 | 7:41 am

How do I get data from another program or window into my max patch?

October 30, 2013 | 10:30 am


not the best way to frame a question.

"data" from "another program" ?? What about, "stuff" from "somewhere else" !!

What kind of data? What program? MIDI, audio, HTML, OSC, biometrics? Youtube, Logic, MATLAB, Arduino?

October 31, 2013 | 3:07 pm

Numerical data from an ECU data monitor, and the same information from a quick time video.

October 31, 2013 | 4:21 pm

This is… not a simple problem. If your ECU data monitor is not set up/capable of outputting that data, real time, you’re out of luck. If it is, you’ll need to find out what format it is in before anyone can help you.

As to ‘data’ from the quicktime movie, you’ll need some pretty advanced computer vision stuff, those numbers aren’t stored in the quicktime video as numbers, they’re stored as pixels, which are much harder for a computer to try and convert back into ‘data.’

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