[PD] Videos don't loop smoothly on Mac

Matteo Sisti Sette matteosistisette at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 18:13:42 CEST 2011


I've found out that on Mac OS, pix_film doesn't loop videos smoothly, 
that is, every time you jump from the last frame to the first, a little 
delay occurs.

This doesn't happen on Linux nor Windows with the same video files, and 
I've never observed it on Window nor linux with _any_ video file (or 
maybe only with some codecs with a lot of inter-frame compression).
Also, these files are coded with the Apple Animation codec which 
shouldn't give any such problem.

Has anybody found a workaround or solution? (I guess somebody has been 
using video with Pd on Mac OS...)

It must be a general problem with quicktime, as I've heard people using 
Mac have the same issue (people seem to assume it is just something you 
have to live with), however if I play it with the Quicktime Player it 
loops fine (something I wouldn't even expect from a standalone player)......

Has anybody faced this problem and found a solution? (other than 
generating a long video wit the loop repeated a lot of times)...


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