[PD] how to locate soundfiles in the "read" object under OS X

marius schebella marius.schebella at gmail.com
Sat Sep 6 07:34:18 CEST 2008

Hi Lao Yu,
you can always use the full path name. for example 
C:/path_to_sound/soundfile.wav on windows or /mount/device/filename.wav 
(or similar) /Volumes/external... on linux and mac.
if you are not sure what to use, then you still can use [openpanel].
see attached patch for some example.

Lao Yu wrote:
> Hi,
> this is a total beginner's question. In the example patches in a few  
> instances soundfiles are read to tables with a "read" object. the  
> arborescence in those examples looks like this "read ../" where after  
> the slash appears the folder "sound" which is inside the application  
> package. I conclude that the abbreviation ".." moves up one level in  
> the arborescence relative to the location from where the current  
> patch is located.
> I can't figure out how to open soundfiles which are on an external  
> device. All my attempts resulted in a pd error message "no such file  
> or directory". I'd very much appreciate a hint or a link.
> Best
> Jurgen
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