[PD] Videos don't loop smoothly on Mac

Max abonnements at revolwear.com
Thu Jun 23 18:21:20 CEST 2011

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is there a difference if you do it with the auto 1 message or if you drive pix_film with individual frame numbers counting up?
i never experienced or noticed something like that.

Am 23.06.2011 um 18:13 schrieb Matteo Sisti Sette:

> Hi,
> 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)...
> thanks
> m.
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