Isadora crashes when playing audio and video files at same time



  • Hi all,
    I'm new to Isadora, and hopefully I'm making a nube mistake that's easily fixed.

    I'd like to play an audio file while playing a video file. But when I do Isadora crashes when the audio file finishes. Playing videos alone works fine (both with and without sound).
    I'm using a 2012 Macbook Pro (2.7 Ghz processor, 8GB memory, Intel HD Graphics 4000 384 MB).

    If need be I can attach all the audio files to videos using Quicktime Pro. But if I can avoid that chore I'd like to.

    Thanks!
    Sarah



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  • Tech Staff

    What format is the audio file?

    I often find converting the audio to a .Mov is easier and more stable. You can control it in *just* (but not 100%) the same way.


  • It's an aiff. If converting is what you guys normally do, that's good enough for me. Thanks. 


  • Tech Staff

    It's what I do. The video files just plays black - no need for a projector.



  • @sarahohalloran

    One thing to add: the Sound Player actor loads the sounds into RAM, thus it is designed to be used more like a sampler -- short-ish sounds that need to be triggered instantaneously. If you have really long files, and you're not triggering them with an interactive controller, @Skulpture's suggestion is the way to go.
    One time saving tip: on Mac OS (only) you can simply change the extension of the .aiff file to .mov and import it. No conversion necessary. Isadora will treat it as a movie file.
    Best Wishes,
    Mark

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