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Offline bvanoudtshoorn

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« on: May 21, 2007, 04:49:19 »
I've taken to using Kontakt2 and other such massive plugs in mpt, but I find that they take quite a while to load (well, loading 2gb of samples will take a while...  :wink:). It'd be nice if there was some sort of visual feedback, telling you which plug is being loaded (out of how many).

It'd be even nicer if there was a progress bar for each plug, but I don't think that many are nice enough to report their loading state to the host... So I'd be satisfied just seeing a small status window showing the plugs being loaded.

Maybe this would also be useful for tracks which use large instruments. Of course, they could have more feedback...

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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2007, 07:43:10 »
My songs don't load that long. Probably a max loadingtime of 1 second. So I doubt that it would be a nice thing if I see a status window popup every songload, and it could cause for epileptic symtomes too if its that quick?

I agree that it would be nice to have somekind of indicator in case it takes too long, but I would not like to have those indicators for my short loading songs, unless they do not appear that big. Eg. a loading progressbar in the status bar would be fine, or changing the captionbar would be too, but a new popup with a status would not IMHO.
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007, 10:35:26 »
Statusbars were made for those things :) So it should be placed in the statusbar.
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2007, 11:03:04 »
Status bar would be fine with me... Just so long as there's something! I can see it working like a web browser, with the "loading" status bar. Preferably a bit bigger than in a web browser, though... =)

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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2007, 01:16:22 »
Hasn't been much movement on this one, but I thought that I should mention that it's no longer such a big issue for me. I recently upgraded some of my software, and now the slow-load plugs (ie Kontakt) provide their own feedback. =D Still, it would be nice to have this feature incorporated...

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Re: VST Loading Feedback
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2015, 01:12:24 »
r5664 finally implements this (in the status bar, as proposed above). You are right that not "many are nice enough to report their loading state" - in fact, VST plugins cannot do this at all.
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