[PD] (GEM) running pix_film without installing quicktime?
oliver at klingt.org
Thu Nov 29 12:47:06 CET 2018
hi, answering to 2 replies:
> >> the class is already happening.
> oh... thats not good :)
> i just remembered... although it adds a layer of complication can you
> just use [pix_image] with a folder of jpeg's encoded 0.jpg, 1.jpg, etc?
> then just run it with a counter. this is basically just motion-jpeg
> without being in the .mov container right?
> i have done this with students when in your situation before. its a bit
> more of a pain for beginners but maybe distribute an abstraction?
> just a thought.
that will not work on windows because of this bug:
according to IOhannes this has been fixed in the sources already but you
would have to compile Gem on windows yourself. i didn't succeed at it
and it's probably nothing you should do while a class is happening.
so, for this we have to wait for a next official windows Gem release ...
> I will try in the evening in the class computers but at home I have a
> clean windows 7 install in an old machine. I tried there but does not
> play the video you sent. In the PD console I get this
> filmQT: Could not initialize quicktime: error -2093
yeah, thought so ;-(
this means mjpeg codec is not supported natively, you will need some
codec pack to be installed in windows.
i tried without success to produce an "indeo" video with ffmpeg. this is
the codec the "homer.avi" video uses.
"wmv" can be played by [pix_film], but only on "auto 1" mode, frame
messages don't work. same for mpg files encoded with "mpeg1video".
sorry, but i guess unless you can install codecs on your student's
machines you are probably out of luck here, unless someone can prove me
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