[PD] Videos don't loop smoothly on Mac

Pagano, Patrick pat at digitalworlds.ufl.edu
Thu Jun 23 19:03:31 CEST 2011

Can't say I've noticed that but I usually recommend photo jpeg codec to ensure cross platform playback
I usually use pdp-yqt

Patrick Pagano B.S.,M.F.A
Digital Media Engineer
UF Digital Worlds Institute

On Jun 23, 2011, at 12:15 PM, "Matteo Sisti Sette" <matteosistisette at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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