hi everybody !
since a long time i didnt post here.
i have some time actually to post this statement about video files players in VVVV.
first, i m using VVVV since quite a long time (2009), and i m around 2 or 3 big shows each year requiring video players, and precise timing in diffusion (not sync, but precision).
i m using mainly filestream(directshow) as a player, with WMV files
it is strong, and quite reliable, until version 30.1.
From version 30.1 from time to time, depending of the computer (VRAM and gfx card different) and the duration of the file (big files are giving some time hard time): video frame rate is not at all respected; this can be temporarely fixed by reloading from node inspektor the filestream player. Its happends me quite regulary, and i had to retrograde to beta26 to avoid this trouble.
(quite a lot of time spended on this trouble in fact)
one of the other leak with this node, is to need a kind of first play to load the access of the stream completely in memory.
if you dont play it completely, you may experience a freeze in the playing of the video. this for all versions of vvvv.
one of other leaks is the impossibility to work with it on the speed if it is not an avi raw
i was looking really strong about VLC. From the first plug in written.
its hability to read multiple files, and has speed support very well done.
Actually VLC plug in looks like nice, but in fact its quite VERY buggy, and opening very big memory leaks, resulting on closing simply vvvv (yes, no warning panel about exception …)
first, on all add ons collections i have tried, VLC is running only onx86 version
second, depending of computers, you can experience the very first 3 or 6 seconds of your files being GREY. i never founded from where it can come. no codecs troubles, no gfx configuration. VLC player salone is working ok.
third, with avi in RGBA you may crash vvvv quite easely
using damper somewhere in the logical chain tool also ( by the hell when damper is not working its giving all the time bad values likes -EA7681a for example)
voilà, i hope this will serve discussions and developpement of VVVV, because i think there is really BIG AMELIORATIONS to do fo our beloved video software(isnt it ?). A videoplayer should just working fine…