[PD] OSC Confusion
midiguru23 at sbcglobal.net
Thu Sep 8 06:00:31 CEST 2011
I've been using Pd 0.41.4-extended in Windows 7 64-bit. Attempting to
open up OSCroute-help.pd consistently crashes Pd.
So I do the sensible thing and upgrade to 0.42.5. However, I now see
messages telling me that sendOSC, dumpOSC, and OSCroute, which 0.41.4
seemed to have no trouble with, are now deprecated. I'm advised (by the
messages in the Pd window) to "Consider switching to mrpeach's [routeOSC]."
I'd be happy to do so. But for some reason these objects don't seem to
be included in 0.42.5-extended. So I go to a page on puredata.info that
has a link to "Get OSC for all platforms." Sweet -- except, not.
To start with, it appears that I may need to compile the stuff I
downloaded, as it includes .c files. Not being a Linux person, I don't
even have a C compiler, nor do I feel inclined to work out how to use one.
The README does not explain whether I need to compile the code, much
less how I would do it. The readme does, however, tell me that I will
also need a separate set of objects "that implement the transport
(OSI-Layer 4), for instance [udpsend]/[udpreceive]." And of course, the
README doesn't say where I'll find those, or how to install them when
I've found them. They're not on the puredata.info OSC page, as far as I
This leads me to a concatenation of questions.
(1) Does the fact that OSCroute, sendOSC, and dumpOSC are deprecated
mean that they actually don't work, or do they still work?
(2) Where can I get a version of Pd-extended that includes the new,
preferred OSC objects?
(3) If there is no such version, how exactly would I go about
incorporating them in 0.42.5?
(4) What sort of patching will I need to do in order to connect the
mrpeach objects with the [udp] objects after I've installed them, and
where is this patching documented?
Sorry to be a pest about this. Right at the moment I'm trying to
document the usage of OSC to let Pd communicate with Csound. Andres
Cabrera's very nice tutorial video (on YouTube) uses the old Pd objects.
I'd like to use the new objects in the tutorial I'm writing, but I can
hardly do so when I don't understand where the objects are or how to
Can anyone clear up the mysteries for me? Thanks!
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