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Hardware for interactive video

Feb 08 2010 | 3:09 pm

I am creating an interactive video with maxMSP/jitter- I need to run the software of a small computer as I only have limited space for install.

I was looking at the Aspire Revo, it suits the recommended requirements (ie 1 GB RAM and OpenGL-compatible graphics card) but wanted to know if anyone has any experience using video on max 5 with this simple hardware?

The videos are only 5 secs long and looped- so the file sizes will be minimal. Would the specs be suitable for the project?

Any recommendations on alternative options would be appreciated as well.


* Intel Atom 330 CPU
* Advanced NVIDIA ION Graphics with HDMI
* 2GB DDR2 800MHz Memory


Feb 08 2010 | 8:23 pm

The NVIDIA ION is an integrated GPU, so I would guess it doesn’t support shaders if that matters for your patch. You can find out for sure here:


Feb 08 2010 | 10:44 pm

Thanks Zach,
I wouldn’t be using shaders as I am just creating the video out of five .mov files triggered by key inputs. It is a pretty simple project- but just wondering if this computer would cause any problems running max 5 or create any major lag issues when trying to play the videos.

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