Windows Movie playing Optimisations?

    May 01 2014 | 4:30 pm
    I'm porting a project from OSX to Windows - not much experience using Max with Windows.
    Anyone got any advice for quick loading and triggering of movies? best codecs?
    I have a thumbnail menu system which grabs a frame from each movie inside a poly. The project also involves scrubbing through clips - on the mac version I loaded .movs into a jit.matrix
    Initially porting it over has resulted in pauses and crashes but maybe there is a way.
    I have 36 movies of 4 and 8 seconds each. I might try making one long movie out of them and just load them into a jitter matrix when the patch opens.
    Is stable?
    Or are there any windows specific externals?
    Thanks for listening!

    • May 04 2014 | 9:46 am
      I think is still Mac only, sorry nothing more constructive to say...
    • May 05 2014 | 10:00 am
      I'm working mostly in the mac univers, little in windows, but if, i have good results with: 1280x720,h.264, MPEG-4, working in GPU, not in CPU not using fullscreen attribut, but jit.window @size (of your wanted projection/image size) working therefore with a coherent size from source to projection
      what are you using (codec, resolution etc.)? Best
    • May 05 2014 | 8:01 pm
      I've had to give up with it, temporarily at least due to frequent crashes.
      Not sure what is going on with my patch but Max is crashing all the time just when dragging windows around.
      FWIW I was tending towards a ram based solution.
    • May 06 2014 | 3:44 pm
      vidvox should be releasing the windows version of the hap codec in the near future. when this happens, the hap codec with the external will be your most efficient solution for video playback, assuming you're using opengl.
    • May 06 2014 | 7:27 pm
      Will this work with the external?
      I realise Hap has amazing benefits but I wonder if it is the best choice for low latency triggering.
      The decompression is obviously faster but I wonder if the large file size/hdd speed has a negative impact when it comes to actual triggering.
      I guess it depends.....