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Topic: Milkdrop - Page: 1
Some of the addons might slow our machines down quite a lot.
Posted Tue 05 Sep 17 @ 10:53 pm
desktop - minimal pause but music and video still play
'larger files' the largest milkdrop preset file i have is 31kb and the largest texture file aside from the thumbnails is 122kb
not enough of a drawdown to be worrisome.
tho now i have questions regarding textures and how to or why i might want to add more.
Posted Wed 06 Sep 17 @ 1:18 am
I deleted all the files above 20kb including those that are textures.
I take your point about the files not being that large ?
We could do with others passing comments.
It might just be my laptop..we may soon find out.
Beatbreaker passed the sensible comment that all he needs to do is start milkdrop at the beginning of the disco and thereafter all is well. That is the same as my situation. Hence it is perfectly manageable but I'm still inquisitive.
Posted Wed 06 Sep 17 @ 1:29 am
Posted Wed 06 Sep 17 @ 1:36 am
I'd take a guess and bet on it being one problematic file. Surely these files are too small to create load problems. One might be corrupt.
Posted Wed 06 Sep 17 @ 1:44 am
Posted Wed 06 Sep 17 @ 2:07 am
Don Moir wrote :
When I had my older hard drive, it could take up to 10 seconds for MD to load and while it was loading video is frozen. If MD was selected previously, when starting up VDJ again VDJ would sometimes complain about a plugin taking too long. This is just the load time without it being activated. Now with SSD drive it still freezes video etc. for about a second. The thing is it should not be doing any of this. Also when activated it can drop the frame rate quite a bit.
This is exactly the same thing I experienced!!
Now I will take some blame here as I usually have a lot of other things running (multiple cameras, animated logos, slideshow via TM, a couple of instances of TM running, etc, etc) but yeah I always thought it shouldn't freeze everything up as well.
I just kinda stay away from it anymore and I'll never use it when recording.
It's good for what it does but that freeze I don't like.
@Wild, I never knew that so I'll have to redownload and try it out again, Thanks for that info.
Posted Wed 06 Sep 17 @ 2:32 am
Posted Wed 06 Sep 17 @ 4:38 am
Posted Wed 06 Sep 17 @ 7:33 am
I took most of the files out and left around 400. It works fine. The files I kept were those which had good file names on the basis that if the creator took the trouble to name the files well then they might be high quality.
Posted Wed 06 Sep 17 @ 9:27 am
as far as I could see there wasn't a dedicated thread for Milkdrop7 but either way asking SBDJ would be a start to a more accurate answer.
Posted Wed 06 Sep 17 @ 10:36 am
We can pick the patterns we like the best..which might be a good reason for thousands of files.
It should be noted that this is a very good addon and any comments I've made do not change that status.
Posted Wed 06 Sep 17 @ 5:40 pm
I want to set the 'cut now' button as a keyboard shortcut. Please let me know the script in order to do so.
Posted Mon 13 Nov 17 @ 9:06 pm
Posted Mon 13 Nov 17 @ 10:04 pm
Posted Tue 14 Nov 17 @ 12:54 am
Posted Tue 14 Nov 17 @ 1:21 am
Posted Tue 14 Nov 17 @ 1:35 am
deck master effect_button 'milkdrop8' 2
Since I activate milk drop as a master effect and the cut now is effect button 2.
While it works and selects the cut now button, it selects all effect button 2 for any master effects. Even though I am specifying Milk drop, it doesnt restrict the command to that effect.
Posted Wed 15 Nov 17 @ 2:40 am
Posted Wed 15 Nov 17 @ 3:46 am
I've got two very slow 2.4ghz core2duo's both with win 10, and 5gb of memory. My main laptop is a i5 2.7ghz with win 10 and 8gb of memory. OK so I have a program called Kid3 for editing the tags of video and audio files. Now I often use drag and drop on a desktop icon to load files into Kid3. The slow core2duo's don't hang in the least but the much faster i5 hangs for a second or two. Believe it or not the old laptops are quite responsive.
Anyway I just find this hesitation odd, milkdrop seems to have a similar problem to the above hang.
The thing is that were not dealing with very large files which need time to load so what is going on?
Posted Wed 15 Nov 17 @ 4:22 pm