Spout - Sharing Video between Applications on Windows

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Spout - Sharing Video between Applications on Windows

Post by Joris » Tue May 06, 2014 17:35

Do you like stringing apps together like they are sneakers? Do you like the wonderful Syphon framework, but don’t have a Mac?

Then rejoice. Thanks to the efforts of Lynn and Robert Jarvis, there is now an easy way of doing exactly that.

It's called Spout.
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For Resolume users, the system works by installing two FFGL plugins and a utility app. You can then play the output of any Spout enabled application like a camera in Resolume. This means you can use all the effects in Resolume on your generative visuals made in Processing or VVVV. You can also map your projection easily, without having to write your own projection mapping tool while you're at it.

The other way also works. You can apply the Spout effect anywhere in Resolume to send the output to another Spout Receiver.

The real beauty of the framework is that its well documented and easy to use. Setting up takes less than a minute. Using it is a matter of filling out the correct sender and receiver names. This really makes Spout worth its weight in gold ( “But it’s software, so it really doesn’t really weigh anything. That analogy doesn’t make any sense.” “Shut up inner voice! I do what I want! ”)

Supported apps include Processing, VVVV, Jitter and VIZZable. Example code is available for openFrameworks and Cinder. Support in Isadora and Touch Designer is rumoured to be on the way.

Head over to http://spout.zeal.co/ to read more, ask questions on their forum and of course download. But not before you’ve pressed that Donate button, because quality work like this deserves your support.

Now let's make some awesome things happen.

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Re: Spout - Sharing Video between Applications on Windows

Post by gregsully » Tue May 06, 2014 19:07

GIMMEEEEE TouchDesigner Spout!!!!!!

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Re: Spout - Sharing Video between Applications on Windows

Post by dradutu » Tue May 06, 2014 19:36

about time!

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Re: Spout - Sharing Video between Applications on Windows

Post by craftycurate » Tue May 06, 2014 21:52

Yeeehaw!

UPDATE: Works perfectly in Avenue 4.1.7 but not in 4.1.8 using identical installation and workflow. Have alerted the Spout guys to this, but wonder if anything changed in 4.1.8 that might stop the SpoutPanel popup appearing when clicking SelectSender in 4.1.8?
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Re: Spout - Sharing Video between Applications on Windows

Post by kiki » Tue May 06, 2014 23:35

The same happens to me in Arena 4.1.8 :(

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Re: Spout - Sharing Video between Applications on Windows

Post by zeal » Wed May 07, 2014 03:58

Just a note to anyone playing with this and not seeing the sender selection dialog box pop up - The spout receiver clip needs to be selected in order for the pop up to appear (notice in the video above I select the cell before clicking select sender). Tested and working on 4.1.8! Have fun!

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Re: Spout - Sharing Video between Applications on Windows

Post by nosuchtim » Wed May 07, 2014 06:05

Bravo!! What a wonderful gift. Thank you!!

...Tim...

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Re: Spout - Sharing Video between Applications on Windows

Post by manuelgazzo » Wed May 07, 2014 06:32

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Spout - Sharing Video between Applications on Windows

Post by craftycurate » Wed May 07, 2014 13:45

I had it working in 4.1.8 but it's gone again, and have tried selecting the Spout clip and also launching it, but can't get it working. So clearly there's a way of doing it that works and a way that doesn't and I haven't found the difference yet.

I tried launching SpoutPanel.exe manually from the Avenue folder and it picks up the Spout Demo Sender OK, but for some reason, Avenue 4.1.8 is not always able to launch the Panel from the Select Sender button.

UPDATE: Working again ... If I type the sender name into the "Sender Name" box in Avenue, then launch the Spout clip, Avenue is able to make the connection, and the Spout Demo output appears in Avenue. From then on, the Spout Panel appears when clicking "Select Sender" so maybe there's a variable that isn't getting initialised or something? My gut says it's something to do with the clip needing to be selected but that might be way off.
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Re: Spout - Sharing Video between Applications on Windows

Post by craftycurate » Wed May 07, 2014 14:10

Also to say it works beautifully - no glitches, crashes etc so far and a nice smooth 60fps all the way. Just the small matter of the SelectSender popup sometimes not appearing, but the important part (sharing video) seems to work smoothly.

Spout Sender (i.e. sending Resolume output to Spout) works beautifully too - smooth, no lag. Nice work!
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