[PD] maximum number of outlets, pd file format

Peter Plessas plessas at mur.at
Tue Jul 28 03:24:12 CEST 2009

Once more:

problem solved: Accessible via
#define MAXSFCHANS 64
in d_soundfile.c

oh, great Pd!


Peter Plessas wrote:
> Dear list,
> i want to create a [readsf~] with 120 audio outlets, and connect them to 
> somewhere. I create that very patch in a text editor, since i don't want 
> to pull that many patchcords. If i open that patch with pd, it seems to 
> load it fine, but if i save the same patch from within pd, the maximum 
> number of outlets gets truncated at 64.
> While i perfectly understand that no one ever thought about someone 
> needing 120 outlets (and yes, there is a reason why i attempt this :-)), 
> it seems 2^6 is a limit for pd's patchfile format.
> didn't find something in the archives, anyone already had this? Could 
> there be a simple change to pd's sources to increase that limit?
> thanks!
> Peter
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