update layer content from database

UWGUWG
edited September 22 in MAIN
Hello everyone
we are creating an application archive with a lot of movies to play, one per time, not simultaneously. (200/300 movies in total).
Our aim is to make an automation program, a script, that changes the video content in the layer automatically from a database.

1.Question regarding content change:
is there a way in Millumin2 to Load/update a file from database to a layer on the dashboard content,  automatically, with an external coding script (without drag and drop each time)?

2. Question regarding maximum loaded content range
Which is the maximum amount of movies/content size I can place in a single layer in the dashboard (where I can add single events) that can smoothly be played directly as soon as they are activated? does it depend on RAM space/size?

Thank you very much in advance for your attention
best

Tommaso

Comments

  • Hello @UWG,

    1.Question regarding content change:
    is there a way in Millumin2 to Load/update a file from database to a layer on the dashboard content,  automatically, with an external coding script (without drag and drop each time)?

    No, it's not possible, but you could :
    - overwrite your files, then reload your project (Millumin will use the updated files)
    - create a mini-application displaying playing your movies, then sending the result to Millumin via Syphon
    - create an idea on Uservoice, to add new OSC messages to control such functions (see OSC API)

    2. Question regarding maximum loaded content range
    Which is the maximum amount of movies/content size I can place in a single layer in the dashboard (where I can add single events) that can smoothly be played directly as soon as they are activated? does it depend on RAM space/size?

    There is no limit in number of columns : you can add as many as you want.
    Millumin automatically preloads movies (the first coming ones, the ones coming in the next columns, the one coming next in the timeline, ...), so they starts instantaneously. If you want to force preload for all movies at once, check "force movie preload" in Preferences.
    As Millumin is a 64-bits application, it doesn't have a limit in RAM usage. Preloading movies consumes RAM, so the more files you got, the more RAM is consumed. But Millumin also optimizes its usage, so you don't have to care about it : nowadays computers are enough, and adding memory above 8Go won't change much things (unless you're also running other applications that uses a lot of RAM).

    Best. Philippe
  • Thank you very much Philippe!!
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