Subject: MAX Digest - 26 Jan 1999 (#1999-32)
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 00:00:03 -0500
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Topics of the day:

  1. Max and MOTU
  2. Max on the PC
  3. mpeg - buz - browser - trio


Date:    Tue, 26 Jan 1999 19:31:41 -0500
From:    Shamus McConney 
Subject: Re: Max and MOTU

Max will run fairly well under Freemidi with OMS emulation.  It has some
problems with divice names in the MIDI setup if I remember correctly.  But
I assume that you what to push the MIDI across the IAB any way.

Shamus McConney


Date:    Tue, 26 Jan 1999 19:42:37 -0500
From:    Shamus McConney 
Subject: Re: Max on the PC

My thoughts on the subject.  Yes NT is more robust than 95 but compatable
hardware drivers are a problem.  I know a number of people that dual boot
their machean just to use thier video capture cards.  I do not sure if the
sound cards have as many problems.  But NT is still a Microsoft product
that does stupid things like writing to the swap file while it is trying
to burn a CD, resulting in a pretty blue/green coaster.  BE is a realy
slick OS thought and I would love to see the Max port to it if only Apple
would give BE the damm hard ware specs so it would not die on the PPC.  I
think the PR4 releace of BE was only for Intel, but I may be wrong.

Shamus McConney


Date:    Tue, 26 Jan 1999 21:19:28 -0500
From:    Johnny DeKam 
Subject: mpeg - buz - browser - trio

> boring questions about Max Im afraid

there is no such thing!

> ...Max patchers in a browser
> window, how does this work? Maybe he might show us on
> unMax site? P>S Node = good site
>  Non permission to vomit

yes I mentioned that I dreamed of having it, but apparently my dream has
come true- except - it looks like cycling74 has been keeping technology on
the shelf -- shame!  If your interested in a netscape plugin for MAX, please
make your voice heard, I bet that there would be a tangible benefit of such
a plugin:

1: increased awareness of MAX -- especially for the person who is curious,
but has never seen a MAX patch in action.

2: more importantly, a way to distribute algorhythmic, interactive realtime
music over the web seamlessly and instantaneously - this is a great benefit
for current owners of MAX.

3. promote the sharing of work among the current max community -- I
recognize most if not all the regulars names - but I've rarely seen or heard
any of their work. --- please David Z. -- release the plugin!

As for the other method of using max/maxplay as a helper app, I will post a
short tutorial on UnMAX by week's end.

> 2. Would it be possible to make an object to play MPEG3
> audio in MAX. Anyone done this/ thought of it.

I'm not aware of anyway to do this, though there are plenty of
free/shareware conversion utilities, to get it to something max can use.

> 3. Iomega BUz, is it compatible with MAX/msp as sound
> input, or Quictime object as video in/out?? Any
> suggestions (Johnny DeKam again?)

For sound, the buz uses a "pig-tail" connection that connects to the Mac
stereo inputs - so with regards to audio, the buz works transparently.
-- For Video, the movie objects properly play buz video in full screen on an
external (TV) video monitor.  For best results I've used 1/4 screen (352x240
mpegA) resolution - but the movie object's response appears to degrade over
time without frequent memory flushing.

Eric Singer's latest release of the videoin object so far, crashes my
machine, but I haven't tried it enough to know if I can eliminate the crash
by tweaking the system, so its worth a shot.

> 4. Whats the fucks  the hafler trio doing on this
> list, I thought they were dead. back to the graves

hafler trio's posts appear somewhat like anitorp's - could it be antiorp
under an alias (aka antiorp) or a mimic? how will Christopher prevent this
from happening?  was the vote against the person, or the practices
(spamming/flaming) that the person carried out?

j deKam
...stay tuned for thingk on node



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