[PD] SOLVED! Re: Pd-0.39.2-extended-rc4-macosx104-powerpc : video codecs

Derek Holzer derek at umatic.nl
Tue Jul 24 19:31:37 CEST 2007

Maybe a better idea would be to include this in the help file of 
[pix_film] so that people know about it. Forgive me if it's in a doc 
somewhere already, but I never recalled seeing this piece of info anywhere.

But besides documenting it, I can't really see what purpose it serves to 
have that error if it could be changed otherwise. People know they need 
a window before they can see anything, anyway, and it's not like the 
error it throws says "make a gemwin first, dummy!" ;-)

I could see this having problems if you had either an installation or a 
performance patch which autoloaded clips, perhaps before the window was 
created simply because the order of operations wasn't specific enough.

Just my 2cents after a rather frustrating day ;-)

chris clepper wrote:
> I could change this to allow loading before window creation, but the 
> general idea is that you need a window to do anything so create that first.
> On 7/24/07, * Derek Holzer* <derek at umatic.nl <mailto:derek at umatic.nl>> 
> wrote:
>     ROTFLMAO. At myself!
>     No, I didn't. Thanks Chris, now I know neither me or my laptop is crazy.
>     I should have thought of this after years of teaching people they need
>     to open X11 to use PDP. I guess the idea is about the same...
>     Everything appears to be in order now.
>     best,
>     d.
>     chris clepper wrote:
>      > You know you need to create a window before loading files right?
>     --
>     derek holzer ::: http://www.umatic.nl :::
>     http://blog.myspace.com/macumbista
>     ---Oblique Strategy # 204:
>     "What do you do? Now, what do you do best?'"

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