[PD] [GEM-dev] what happens with GEM versions?
Matteo Sisti Sette
matteosistisette at gmail.com
Fri May 9 20:15:44 CEST 2008
Now the good news is that I was wrong when I said that it crashes with
DV-PAL encoded videos.
They were not dv-pal (I thought they were), they were encoded with some
weired MJpeg codec, and it seems I don't have a proper codec installed on my
machine that QuickTime can use: if I open those files with QuickTime player,
I see a blank white screen, though I do can open them with Windows Media
Player and see them.
However, Gem certainly shouldn't crash, it should issue some understandable
error message if it misses a codec to decode a file...
> could you post a bug-report at http://sf.net/projects/pd-gem preferrably
> with a patch (and data) that illustrates your problem? (probably it also
> crashes with a minimal file (e.g. only 10 frames).
I'm afraid I can't. I may post the patch but not the data: it is a 1GB avi
file, and currently I miss the software to trim a short piece of it; I did
that video years ago on another computer and I don't know where the codec
came from, so even if I edit the video I'll come up with one coded with
----- Original Message -----
From: "IOhannes m zmoelnig" <zmoelnig at iem.at>
To: "Matteo Sisti Sette" <matteosistisette at gmail.com>
Cc: <pd-list at iem.at>; <gem-dev at iem.at>
Sent: Friday, May 02, 2008 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: [GEM-dev] what happens with GEM versions?
Matteo Sisti Sette wrote:
> 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????
the release date "2007-07" is obviously wrong, and the compile date
"2004" is correct.
the dates differ, because i migrated the webpages and did not care to
open each and every binary to see on which date it _really_ was released.
> Is there an error in the packaging? Am I downloading it from an obsolete
no, the latest release packages _are_ that old...
> 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
could you post a bug-report at http://sf.net/projects/pd-gem preferrably
with a patch (and data) that illustrates your problem? (probably it also
crashes with a minimal DV-PAL file (e.g. only 10 frames).
it would also be good to know which version of QuickTime and
DirectX/DriectDraw you have installed (and all the rest of your specs)
> 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........
0.90 has been released released around 2004-05
0.90.0 is the same as 0.90
0.90.1 is a bugfix release for w32 released after 0.90.0
0.91.0 (== 0.91) is the upcoming release
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