Polling for Currently Launched Clip

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Polling for Currently Launched Clip

Post by Observer-A » Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:37 pm

Hey guys, sorry for the noob question but I am simply trying to grab the id and name of a launched clip.

I have seen a myriad ways to interact with clips but I couldn't find anything that covered this specific use case.

Any help/links would be greatly appreciated and I will release my device once I get through this part.

Thanks all!
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Re: Polling for Currently Launched Clip

Post by TYLRbass » Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:42 pm

I was working on this myself to try and parse out a video clip number that I was adding to my clip naming

What I found out is that first you need to get the currently playing clips number, and then ask for it's name.
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Re: Polling for Currently Launched Clip

Post by Observer-A » Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:07 pm

Very cool!

What was the general path that you used to get the currently playing clip number?

Thanks man!
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Re: Polling for Currently Launched Clip

Post by S4racen » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:08 pm

playing_slot_index on the track in question...


You need to look at the Live Object Model for this ind of thing....


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Re: Polling for Currently Launched Clip

Post by Observer-A » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:51 pm

Thanks again guys. I have been going over the LOM but I didn't see that method for some reason.

That was really the root of the problem for me and I finally gave up and asked.

I appreciate the help and I will report back when the device is finished up :D

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Re: Polling for Currently Launched Clip

Post by Valiumdupeuple » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:24 pm

If you're going the "highlighted_clip_slot" way you don't even need to poll for a specific track first.

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Re: Polling for Currently Launched Clip

Post by Observer-A » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:41 am

Nice!

I would like to keep it as dynamic as possible so that is probably the way I will end up going.

I appreciate everyone's help!
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Re: Polling for Currently Launched Clip

Post by TYLRbass » Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:28 pm

Valiumdupeuple wrote:If you're going the "highlighted_clip_slot" way you don't even need to poll for a specific track first.
good call, the highlighted clip isn't necessarily the launched clip, unless you've got select on launch enabled.
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Re: Polling for Currently Launched Clip

Post by Valiumdupeuple » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:30 pm

You're right TYLR.
detail_clip can also be useful.

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