When creating AVS-presets I came across some things I try to understand, maybe someone here can clear things up.
Ok, first, when I create a preset and then plug in a picture, the framerate drops a lot. Why is that. The pictures are not too big, 140*140 or 240*240 pixels, or is that too much?! I tried 8Bit and 24Bit-images, no difference.
Something else about images is that when an image isn't in the place it is supposed to be, winamp simply crashes (under Windows 2000). Shouldn't there be a check when a preset is loaded, if the files it needs are existing? and why doesn't only the AVS crash?!
Another thing are "Effectlists" how do you use them, do they slow down the AVS much, or can they be used to speed some plugins up. I in most cases try to avoid them. Using buffer-saves and -restores works too.
Any information and discussion is appreciated.
Ok, and in the end one of my plugins that uses a bitmap and effectlists. Put the bitmap into the "\winamp\plugins\avs"-directory, otherwise the plugin will crash Winamp (on my PC...). Have Fun.