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There are 6 messages totalling 153 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. more quicktime music
  2. movie object (2)
  3. Keyspan PCI Serial Expansion board
  5. multiple serial ports on a Powerbook


Date:    Fri, 31 Oct 1997 21:51:30 -0800
From:    David Zicarelli 
Subject: Re: more quicktime music

Peter Nyboer  writes:

>As i experiment with qtmusic, i have found a conflict with my audiomediaII
>card.  I am trying to record, but for some reason, the qtmusic object makes
>the audio input unavailable.  Simply having one patcher with one qtmusic
>object in it is enough to make Sound Designer II claim "No DSP found!" then
>freeze and SoundHack state "You have no audio input device."  What is it
>about qtmusic that disables sound input?

Sounds really mysterious doesn't it? This is my theory: when you
use the OMS QTMA driver, it releases its hold on the Sound Manager output
when you switch from Max to another program. But qtmusic does not
do this. Since, and I was shocked--shocked!--to learn this, the Digidesign
driver for the sound manager can either do input OR output but
not both, the qtmusic's hold over the audio output when Max isn't
running makes it impossible to use audio input in another application.
The other applications try to open the Sound Manager input device
and get a "no hardware" error.

There isn't really a solution to this since Max doesn't have any
way of notifying an external object that it is going into the
background. So if there were a way to play the new samples using the
OMS QTMA driver instead of qtmusic, I would try that.

David Z.


Date:    Sat, 1 Nov 1997 12:36:57 -0500
From:    Jeffrey Krieger 
Subject: movie object

In a message dated 11/1/97 5:09:57 AM, you wrote:




Date:    Sat, 1 Nov 1997 12:50:18 -0500
From:    Jeffrey Krieger 
Subject: movie object

In a message dated 11/1/97 5:09:57 AM, you wrote:

<<>Is there anyway to save the position of the movie window of the movie
>center screen rather than always having it come up to the right and down?
> There doesn't seem to be an automatic way of doing this that I can tell.
>Thank you.
>Jeff Krieger

Try using the imovie object instead (in the max toolbar), that way you are
saving it in a max patcher window.  This saves the position when you save
and close max.  I think you can save the quicktime movie in another
location using MoviePlayer, don't know for sure though.

Getting rid of the scroll bars and going fullscreen is impossible using
imovie.  Consistent crashes on a 5300.


Date:    Sat, 1 Nov 1997 15:34:04 -0400
From:    Michael Sweet 
Subject: Keyspan PCI Serial Expansion board

>If anyone was listening before when I was asking about PCI serial boards -
>here is an update.  I got the Keyspan PCI Serial Expansion board installed
>and it works with the serial object.  I installed two reality gloves into
>the extra ports and assigned the serial object to ports c and d.  It worked
>Bad news is that I can't get midi on the internal serial port to work, but
>I think I have a bad midi interface.  I will post another reply when I
>figure out what the problem is.

I got the midi interface to work along with the gloves using a total of 3
serial ports, which is good news for people who want to use multiple
laserdiscs and midi too.  I had a bad serial cable, and that's why it
didn't work the first time around.

The General Reality gloves worked out well too, and turned out to be really
easy to program for just using the max serial object.

--Michael Sweet


Date:    Sat, 1 Nov 1997 23:00:53 +0200
From:    dudas 

The Ircam Max object FTP site has once again been updated!

The new/updated items:

Hajdu-Microtone.sea.bin (in FAT/applications)
   Georg Hajdu's microtone (=B5tone) patch with doc

ichi-objectsFATv3.sea.bin (in FAT/sound)
   this includes updated 'sr' object/help and 'apd' help file

movie.sea.bin (in FAT/updates)
   an update of the 'movie' object that saves its screen position

The Ircam FTP site is at the following URL:

You need to type the FULL PATHNAME indicated above, because the max
directory is not visible from its parent directory!

Richard Dudas and Tom Mays
(a.k.a "Mister MacDudas and Doctor Tom")


Date:    Sat, 1 Nov 1997 14:46:41 -0800
From:    Andrew Czink 
Subject: multiple serial ports on a Powerbook

        Are there any options for having two serial ports on a Powerbook?
I'd really like to have the option of running a Studio 4 using both serial
ports to keep a SMPTE signal separate from all the MIDI stuff. Any opinions
would be appreciated.

        Andrew Czink
        earsay productions


End of MAX Digest - 31 Oct 1997 to 1 Nov 1997