[PD] playing a sample / mac

Martin Peach martin.peach at sympatico.ca
Wed Jul 8 22:02:12 CEST 2009

Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Hallo,
> IOhannes m zmoelnig hat gesagt: // IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
>> Alexandre Bräutigam wrote:
>>> Hi there!
>>> I'm using a simple sfplay patch to play a wav's sample. The open 
>>> message box is: [ open pedra1.wav l ] because the pd file and this 
>>> sound file are in the same directory. Using this patch in a XP 
>>> computer, it works. When I try to do the same in a macbook, we hear no 
>>> sound and everytime I bang the open message box, it says: "error: 
>>> sfplay: can't open pedra1.wav" What's wrong?
>> why would you use [sfplay] when there is [readsf~]?
>> the latter is an external which has not been updated in years, the  
>> former is a often-used object in Pd-vanilla (and will thus work on  
>> pretty much any Pd installation you will find over the world)
> Just for clarity: I think you've confounded "latter" and "former" here. sfplay~
> is old and cranky, readsf~ is shiny and pure vanilla. :)

Maybe someone could add 'deprecated' to the [sfplay] help file, and also 
suggest [readsf~] instead. Or maybe a selector matrix for all the 
different file loader/players so one could compare capabilities.
They all look shiny on my screen, but most of them are cranky too, in 
that they never seem to know what I want to do with them ;)


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