I have problems with my Pd concerned on the speed of the reaction of the buttons. What I mean is that whenever I want to change the properties or to see the "help" list, my Pd delays a lot! It is going worst when I do the right clic more that 5-6 times.. I face that problem only on my computer ( Macbook pro , 8 gb ram , 512 ssd disk , OS X ) and not on the old computers of the laboratory in my department. Can anybody help me, because it is really frustrating and I spend more time in waiting the system to do my demand than in programming?
Thanks for your time !
Problems with "slow" Pd
@angelos_athanasiadis Hello Angelos............
Your audio settings are incorrect for your computer. Pure Data gives audio priority in processing, and so any problems with audio make Pd run slowly, or can even stop it from running at all.
There have been others before you on this forum, so look around a bit for more help if you cannot solve it easily, and come back to your post (here) and give a little more information about your setup (external soundcards? etc.) if you cannot solve the problem at all.......
Good luck! (well, not really luck) Good problem solving!
Thank you David for the reply!
I'll search more about that but I posted here because I couldn't find anything before, and because I am in a situation that I need quick solution for the problem.
However, thank you very much! As for the sound card, I don't know the name but it is the standard macbook sound card
@angelos_athanasiadis Hello again........
Are you using audio in your patch?
If you have no asio external audio device that you need to talk to then try........
Under the Media tab select "standard" for audio (maybe...... sorry, I am on windows)......
Do not (for the moment) select "jack" or anything else....
Then open "audio settings"..........
sample rate 48000
Delay (msec): 300
Block size: 64
tick Input Device 1: Microphone?????? maybe (what do you have??) Channels:2
Tick Output Device 1: Speakers???? maybe Channels 2
and click OK
there is a chance that Pd will be working normally.
If not then try a sample rate of 44100 and then a bigger block size, and then increase the block size until it does work properly.......
If the window does not close cleanly (quite quickly) when you click the "OK" button then you still do not have the correct audio settings...........
I did everything that you said, but unfortunately nothing changed! Just to be sure that everybody understand my problem, that is the following :
The Pd-extended is very slow whenever I am trying to do something with the right click. ( properties / help ). It is like I run the program in an ancient pc and not on the last macbook pro. For example I move the mouse on the properties, and after 5-6 seconds the "properties" button is been lighted. Second example is that when I chanced the sample rate etc that you proposed me in your previous email, it took at least 10 seconds to close the "audio settings " window... Finally, just to mention that I use only an osc~ and some sliders... Not anything too heavy or complicating!
@angelos_athanasiadis Yes, taking 10 seconds to close the audio settings is another symptom of incorrect audio settings. Because I am using windows it is really hard to help. I wrote a fix for windows as a batch file. Maybe somebody can do the same for OSX.......?
You could try starting Pd with the -noaudio flag from terminal........ then everything should run smoothly, but without audio. From that point you could try to set the audio/settings correctly...
Thank you my friend but I don't think that I can do that. I use puredata only for audio. I need to play sound at least every 5 seconds.. So I don't know what to do.. However thank you for your time !