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Jitter video import directly

Dec 02 2009 | 2:09 am

I am wondering how I can get jitter to read a video without having to search through my harddrive. I know that in the tutorials they have, for example, "read". where do I have to put my movie files in order to be able to use a message that reads them directly?

Dec 02 2009 | 6:51 am

Go to your Max installation folder

Cycling > Max 5 > patches > media

drop your files there..

Dec 02 2009 | 9:45 am

They can also be in any other random location that is added to the search path using File Preferences…

Jan 05 2010 | 5:06 am

Or you deliver the complete file path, then it could be anywhere…

Jan 05 2010 | 9:26 pm

look to [opendialog fold] or [dropfile], also "path" message to "thispatcher". then use some sprintf %s combining to prepend the path to your open command. needs to be a single symbol.

Any of the Examples files have this ready-to-go? It’s a very common topic on here. It’s not too tough to deal with, but it’s also not automatic—that is, Max won’t reliably find media that’s in the same folder as the patch, which I for one would expect.

Using the File Preferences is fine while you’re developing, but can’t be accessed using the Runtime, so it doesn’t cover all the bases.

< > I’m wrong, you can use [filepath] to set a new path while in the Runtime, apparently.

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