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filter types for folder object and ubumenu

May 28 2006 | 1:38 pm

Hi Everyone,

This is a simple question. I can’t seem to get the folder object to acknowledge mp3’s. I know it needs to be fed a "Types" message, but I’m not sure what the appropriate abbvreviation for mp3’s is. I already tried MPEG and other such variants. What I really want is for the folder object to show all sound files, regardless of format. WAVE and AIFF is no problem, it’s the compressed formats that I can’t figure out. Nothing specific in the docs about this.

Same question regarding filter types for ubumenu. How to specify compressed audio files in the inspector.


May 28 2006 | 2:07 pm

A quick look reveals one MP3 file with a type ‘Mp3 ‘ and one with no
type at all (this being usual for OS X’s schizophrenic TYPE/CREA
support.) Under Windows, I believe there’s a configuration file
somewhere which Max uses to associate file extensions with Mac-style
type tokens.

— N.

nick rothwell — composition, systems, performance — http://

May 28 2006 | 3:21 pm

The file in question is init/max-fileformats.txt

That said, ‘MPEG’ should do nicely and I’m not sure why it didn’t
work for you. The files are really valid?

— Peter

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May 28 2006 | 3:59 pm

the max-fileformats.txt file is the answer. Thanks everyone. The init file on my computer didn’t have .mp3 mapped to any code, so I just added it. Works perfectly, and now I know how to deal with other extensions in the future, if necessary.


May 30 2006 | 7:04 am

a quick way of finding out, can also be with JHNO’s folderiter object, which reports TYPE out the middle outlet…

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