[PD] Pd-list Digest, Vol 124, Issue 4

fz at mur.at fz at mur.at
Thu Jul 2 07:25:30 CEST 2015

Dear IOhannes,
thanks for your answers.

I am on Win8 and Pd-extended.- So, if I start my patch the firt  
rendering option is directshow and the second quicktime.

I tried out the messages:
[open $1 RGBA DirectShow(
[open $1 * DirectShow(

The videos are playing, but with every video on my playlist I get  
thies error "Unable to add SampleFilter 262701".

Hm, with this messages - I have no errors use:

[open $1 1(
[open $1(


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> Message: 4
> Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:58:39 +0200
> From: IOhannes m zmölnig <zmoelnig at iem.at>
> To: pd-list at lists.iem.at
> Subject: Re: [PD] How to force gem pix_film to use DirectShow
> Message-ID: <5594466F.6080201 at iem.at>
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> On 07/01/2015 09:41 PM, fz at mur.at wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I found a lot of info by searching but I want to be sure.- Do I force
>> gem pix_film to use DirectShow with a message "open $1 1" ?
> this will ask [pix_film] to use the 2nd available backend as first choice.
> whether this is DirectShow or SchmozzelMozz depends on your installation.
> a more consistent way is to use symbolic names, as in:
> [open $1 RGBA DirectShow(
> (the second argument "RGBA" is the colorspace you request; if you don't
> care about a specific colorspace, you could also use "*" instead and
> ignore the error message...)
> but all these messages, only tell Gem to try the given backend as first
> choice, and - if that backend fails to open the file - will try the
> others as well. so it's not really *forcing* a specific backend.
> the only way to force the use of DirectShow is to remove all the other
> backends from the filesystem (prior to loading Gem), so that Pd/Gem
> cannot find and thus cannot use them: in the same directory as Gem.dll,
> you should find a couple of gem_film*.dll files. if you remove all of
> them but gem_filmDS.dll, you can make sure that a film is only ever
> opened with DirectShow (or not at all). if you remove all gem_film*.dll
> files, you can make sure that no film can be opened.
> gfamdsr
> IOhannes
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