[PD] error: resize failed

William Brent william.brent at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 03:13:09 CEST 2010

I actually lose sleep over this.  IOhannes had a helpful response when
I brought it up a while ago, and you can follow the thread here:


Sounds like it won't be fixed anytime soon, so I just resize the table
to the right amount manually beforehand.  Is there an extern for
getting soundfile info (e.g., number of frames) without actually
loading audio?  That would make this issue pretty easy to manage.


On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 7:20 PM, tim vets <timvets at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a list of *.wav files to be played in sync with their corresponding
> video files.
> I load them into tables to play them with tabread~
> Most of the time it works, except for some files, where I get "error: resize
> failed" and they won't play back.
> The files are relatively big (between 30 and 100 MB), but I put "-maxsize
> 9999999" in the loading message.
> (This should allow to load wave files up to 3.7 minutes long, right ? I do
> not get the "truncated" warning...)
> The wavs are created using ffmpeg to extract the audio from the video files.
> I tried re-encoding the offending wav file in Audacity, with still the same
> result.
> The offending files are not necessarily the biggest ones.
> more strange stuff:
> The table that should hold the wav file shows a flat line which ends halfway
> the table, the rest is blank.
> When opening the properties for the table, and trying to copy the "23151200"
> in the 'size' entry, I get "error: .gfxstub8585b30.n.entry: no such object",
> although it seems to copy to the clipboard alright.
> Pd version 0.41.4-extended
> ubuntustudio Hardy
> any ideas ?
> thanks,
> Tim
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