[PD] OSC Confusion

Richie Cyngler glitchpop at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 06:25:22 CEST 2011

Have you tried
[import mrpeach]


[udprecieve xxxx]  (the xxxx is whatever port your are using),


On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM, Jim Aikin <midiguru23 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> 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 can see.
> 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 install them.
> Can anyone clear up the mysteries for me? Thanks!
> --Jim Aikin
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