[PD] [PD-announce] [ARRAST_VJ] - Pure Data/GEM Video Mixer/Mapper - www.arrastvj.org
oliver at klingt.org
Thu May 10 20:49:05 CEST 2018
Bruno Rohde wrote:
> The reason for the Light version not to play audio is that audio and
> video playback needs to be performed on 2 instances of the Pd so as not
> to generate audio clicks as it does in the full version. At the time of
> development, the object [pd~], used to manage the two instances and
> their communication, presented a serious problem in Windows, because it
> was not possible to run a patch located in a path with spaces in the
> name, and this is standard in Windows (ex: C:/Program Files/). If I am
> not mistaken, in version 0.48.1 of Pd this issue of [pd~] has been
> solved, but I have not tested it yet.
makes sense, since when i'm on windows i always put PD as a standalone
version (the .zip package, without installer) on a seperate partition
and thus don't know about "space in names" issues ;-)
> As soon as I have time, I'll run new tests on Windows. I'm excited about
> your account of having managed to run the full version on Windows. By
> the way, what version of Windows and Pd are you using?
Win 7 / 64bit
i also have a SSD in my laptop and i'm coming to believe that this is a
crucial aspect considering Gem's and PD's performance.
so far i didn't have to use [pd~) to smoothly run audio AND video in the
same instance of PD on my laptop (sometimes two HD movies and 3
soundfiles read from disk simultaneously !). i did however encounter
those problems on computers using conventional harddisks. just my
personal observation ...
so, running audio and video in seperate threads is definitely the safer
way to go
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