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.
    Specs:
    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 qt.movie attributes match.
      Look into OpenGL playback, like using a videoplane (see vade's oft-referred to post here : http://abstrakt.vade.info/?p=147 )
      Swap out the metro with qmetro.
      Is there anything else running on the computer?