[PD] what happens with GEM versions?
Matteo Sisti Sette
matteosistisette at gmail.com
Thu May 1 19:03:08 CEST 2008
I use GEM under Windows XP, been using it for almost one year.
I used to use a version of GEM that I found somewhere among CVS snapshots or
something, a precompiled binary compiled in 2006 for winNT, because it is
the ONLY stable version that I found capable of handling DV-PAL-coded videos
without crashing; and at that time (summer 2007), the most recent official
release dated back to august 2004.
Recently a few months ago I think I remember a new official release was
announced though I can't find it in the list archives. Now yesterday I had a
look at http://gem.iem.at/ (isn't it the most official place to look at?),
and download the binaries for windows at the top of the page.
It says (on that page): "released 2007-07-04".
However, the gem.dll file is dated august 2004, and I tried it and this is
the output I can see on the PD window:
GEM: Graphics Environment for Multimedia
GEM: ver: 0.90
GEM: compiled: Aug 3 2004
And I can assure I am using the version I just downloaded, namely
So I'm really confused: it is said to have been released in july 2007 and
yet it is still the old binary compiled in 2004????
Is there an error in the packaging? Am I downloading it from an obsolete
By the way, it crashes if I load a DV-PAL avi file in a pix_movie. (doen't
crash with homer.avi).
It does not crash when it loads though, it crashes when I turn on the
[gemhead] chain containing the pix_movie with the file already loaded.
(very same patch works perfectly with the old 2006 version, which indeed is
Now I will try the 0.91 beta, however I am a bit confused about this
supposed 0.90.1 which seems to be indeed 0.90........
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