Max/MSP Quick Tip #2: Launching Apps & Websites from Max
You can launch apps on your computer and websites in your primary web browser with message boxes in Max.
Simply create a message box and type:
; max launchbrowser file:///Applications/xxxxxxxxx.app/
Alternately to launch websites type:
; max launchbrowser http://www.xxxxx.xxx
*These are for mac, i haven’t had chance to try them on windows.
This technique was utilised in a recent Holo:Code project to allow the patch to periodically launch specific Youtube videos and then sample the audio for a generative composition. A full rundown of the project will be up here shortly.