i made a small subpatch to retrieve the duration of some avi files using AviParser (EX9.Texture) .
it’s really tricky to force this node to evaluate!
i tried with several nodes connected.
*quad and renderer. evaluates only if patch and/or renderer are visible.
*with AsString (EX9.Texture) only evaluates if an IOBox (String) is connected and the subpatch is not hidden. but on startup of patch you first have to hover some outlets…
*Info (EX9.Texture) with a connected Damper (Animation) finally works reliable without excessive perfomance needs. (credits to @oschatz)
getDuration.v4p (6.0 kB)