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Strange report of missing Quicktime and bad lcd initialisation

Mar 08 2014 | 8:55 am

When I first load a Max patcher that uses Jitter, I get errors regarding Quicktime not being installed, though it is in fact working perfectly. An lcd panel does not initialise properly, although I have a loadbang set up to do this. If I manually trigger the exact same routine, with a bang, then all is fine.

What gives? How can I ensure my patcher initialises correctly?

Errors in Max window:

Jitter initialised.
Quicktime not installed.
Jitter requires Quicktime to be installed to run.

Mar 08 2014 | 9:17 am

I have hacked a solution but the spurious error is still worrying.

As input to the lcd I had two messages:
brgb 100 100 100

It turns out that these do not in fact change the look of the lcd until I send:

With all of these triggered from a loadbang, the lcd initialises in the colour I desire.

Mar 08 2014 | 10:54 am

hey, are we talking about [lcd] or [jit.lcd]? ]jit.lcd] always needs a bang after every message, i think you want to use [lcd].


Mar 08 2014 | 1:31 pm

Sorry, my bad. Yes, I was using jit.lcd. That problem solved. It would be nice, however, if there was more complete documentation. Big advances in Max 6 but still many black holes.

Besides this, I still wonder about spurious error messages.

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