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quicktime playlist??


Mar 15 2006 | 5:28 pm

can someone share or point me to a simple quicktime playlist
external/abs?

I want to have 10-20 movies in a directory and randomnly pick from
them.

cheers~

Pat

Patrick Pagano,M.F.A
Digital Media Specialist
Digital Worlds Institute
University Of Florida
(352) 294-2082

Mar 15 2006 | 5:47 pm

Hrm, I guess my prior email got eaten by the list/forum thing –
apologies.

You can build your own very easily.

look at:

random (makes pseudo-random numbers within a range)
ubumenu (can be used as indexing or gui to select files from a folder)
dropfile (can be used to give ubumenu the folder for it to list)

and of course

jit.qt.movie to play the movies.

loosely, youd do something like

dropfile
|
ubumenu
|
jit.qt.movie
|
jit.window

of course, the fun part is the stuff between the main objects (and
you can get a lot more complicated too). Id say check some of the
tutorials and example patches. This is pretty straightforward in max,
and would be a good project to get your feet wet and learn Max with.
No externals required…

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Mar 16 2006 | 12:40 am

thanks vade! that is just what i needed! i am glad it is a MAX
thing
cheers~

Patrick Pagano,M.F.A
Digital Media Specialist
Digital Worlds Institute
University Of Florida
(352) 294-2082

Mar 21 2006 | 4:17 pm

ok, i took vades advice and built a VERY simple one using tutorial
patches
any novel suggestions on randomnly stepping through the ubumenu?

Mar 21 2006 | 5:51 pm

Hi Pat

I suggest using the ubumenu vs the umenu

ubumenu has a dumpout outlet that tells you how many items its been
autopopulated with. (route populate iirc will do it off of the
dumpout outlet)

so, what you can do with that information is

populate the ubumenu via the dropfile (as you are doing with the umenu)

ubumenu dumps out the number of items its populated,

send the number of items to random to set the upper bounds of the
random number generator

(ie: if you have 16 movies, ubumenu will dumpout ’16’, ( send 16 to
the right inlet of random and it will generate a random number every
bang its gets between 0 and 15 (16 numbers), so then hook up a metro
to the random to control the frequency of the random

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God Plutonium.

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Mar 23 2006 | 1:53 pm

Mar 23 2006 | 4:53 pm

i cannot seem to open this patch i copied and pasted it but it only opens up as the text. can you re-send or zip it? please

Mar 23 2006 | 4:54 pm

ignore that last post, i did not realise you could paste right into a patcher
cheers~

Mar 23 2006 | 10:35 pm

thanks for the examples!! i added them in with a counter for some more control.
is there a way to play specific frames in each movie?

Mar 23 2006 | 10:46 pm

[frame $( message to jit.qt.movie.

check the help files and go over the tuts, its all in there, really ;)

v a d e //

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God Plutonium.

In fact, YOU WILL NOT BE SAVED!

Mar 23 2006 | 10:58 pm

> is there a way to play specific frames in each movie?
Tutorial 4 Jitter
RTFM :)

Mar 23 2006 | 11:01 pm

LOL. I am only on tutorial 2.
Thanks

Mar 23 2006 | 11:02 pm

I am, i swear!

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