Video Wall Hardware/Diagnostics

    Aug 30 2011 | 6:01 pm
    There's a video wall in the lobby of our studio's office and playback stutters, stops and looks lame.
    8x 1900x1200 VGA computer monitors in 4x2 Grid
    Powered by... AMD x4 3.4Ghz, 8GB RAM, 4x Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT video cards
    I created a max patch (with the help of forums responses) that loads random videos from a folder and plays them full screen. A folder of 20 videos (20mb file size generally) where the patch picks a random video and plays it full screen on one of the monitors... 8 different videos, picked randomly, playing at once, across the array of monitors.
    Given my hardware setup, is there a way that I can get the videos to play smoothly from Max?

    • Aug 30 2011 | 7:06 pm
      A couple quick thoughts :
      What are the dimensions of your videos? If they aren;t 640 480, you should make the attributes match.
      Look into OpenGL playback, like using a videoplane (see vade's oft-referred to post here : )
      Swap out the metro with qmetro.
      Is there anything else running on the computer?