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Demolition Media Hap: new version is coming, testers needed

Yes, it’s the same concept. Entity component system, only the naming is slightly different: GameObject is called Entity in Xenko, MonoBehavior is SyncScript in Xenko. Components are also called components…

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It’s been a while, and now I’m ready for a public beta

CHANGELOG

  1. Reverse playback
  2. Smooth looping. No hiccups at the start of new loop — whether you have the start/end frames set or not!
  3. Better playback speed control
  4. Multi-channel audio support
  5. Async open/close (almost not affecting mainloop if number of videos is not insane)
  6. Improved stability and performance in some cases
  7. Slightly less modular design :)
    All the old nodes are still there, but now have “Deprecated” suffix in their names. You need to update them from the node browser in order for the old patches to work.
    New suggested nodes are HapPlayer/HapPlayerState. Async open works only there. HapAudio remains alive
  8. Extra output pins with some useful info

Bonus: it’s now only 16 megabytes, after I’ve made a custom tiny FFmpeg version

Please send any bug reports/usage impressions either to this topic or by e-mail
I’m really hoping to sell some licenses in order to be able to work further on this long ongoing release (and the next one which I’m already have some ideas for!)

Download link

Cheers everyone, hope you enjoy it!

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I’m using this to test, spreaded movies, first time I got multiple textures, (then hang, like out of memory sticky windows) but now when I try it, only one loads. So something seems odd wioth spreading, I also have stream not availble with the ones that don’t load, but they are all hap

01_HapVideoPlayback.v4p (23.9 KB)

Yeah, I guess there might be something missing with spreading. That’s why it’s a beta.
I will try to dig into it tomorrow, and ask you for more information if needed.
Thanks for reporting it!

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Download link has been updated with the above spreading problem fix (still need to confirm by @catweasel)

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Yes that seems to be working now

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Hi everyone. Should I go ahead and publish the new version? Didn’t get any bug reports over the last weeks

I wonder whether anyone has a chance to test it properly already

hello Lev,
everything seems ok here,
regarding multichannel sound support
i gave a try with a 5.1 file but no luck so far (2 outputs listed)
not sure what format the decoder is supposed to support since only mono, stereo and 5.1 are available in the exporter menu (AE)
anyway as stated in another thread video and audio may run smoothly side by side!

does this version implement the new compressor features?

HapCompressorNone,
HapCompressorSnappy,
HapCompressorLZ4,
HapCompressorLZ4fast
HapCompressorLZ4fast3,
HapCompressorLZ4fast17,
HapCompressorLZ4hc4,
HapCompressorLizard10,
HapCompressorLizard12,
HapCompressorZSTD,

?
thanks for your time !!

Hello guest!
Thanks for giving the beta version a try and reaching back!
Please send me the file and I will check why it’s not working.

For the new compressors, it’s not ready for production yet.
LZ4/Lizard show some improvement on the file size, but no significant performance gain so far

A quick update on the Hap player v3 beta (download here) guys.
Lately I’ve been spending time trying to make the texture update operation fully in background, leaving the mainloop untouched, and it seems to be working now!

Big thanks to wirmachenbunt for sponsoring this feature and for pushing me towards finishing it.

Below is comparison playing 2x 4k@60fps Hap Q + 8k@30fps Hap videos (vsync enabled)
Without background texture upload:
v02_mainloop
With background texture upload:
v03_mainloop

Hope it is “a thing” for at least some of the people :-)

Please support the further player development by getting licenses for commercial projects.

Full list of changes:

  1. Video texture uploading is being done in background now, making the mainloop decoupled and generally smooth even when playing a lot of videos
  2. Reduced number of memory copying operations, gaining up to 10% of playback performance
  3. Improved calculation of decode threads number for chunked Hap files (mostly relevant to massively multi-core CPUs)
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First VL/Hap R test

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Amazing!

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Will hap be able to run in increment-mode.

Related @tebjan is there / will there be and increment mode equivalent in gamma?

@sunep You could use NextFrame on each new vvvv frame. With the latest background texture upload change, the new frame should appear pretty much immediately

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Hi @lev.
How is it going with the vl hap Player? Would love to test it

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Hi. Please reach me through lev.panov@gmail.com if you want beta-test

https://www.nuget.org/packages/VL.HapPlayer finally there for download! The licensing is same as in vvvv beta (please support the development if you do commercial stuff with it!). Audio output comes somewhere soon

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Hey any news on audio support?

hey @bjoern, the latest version should include audio output via VL.Audio engine.

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