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cannam

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Vamp Plugin Tester v1.1 released
« on: September 09, 2015, 11:32:04 »
Version 1.1 of the Vamp plugin tester, a program that loads and tests Vamp plugins for various common failure cases, is now available.

Info and downloads:

https://code.soundsoftware.ac.uk/projects/vamp-plugin-tester

Change log:

https://code.soundsoftware.ac.uk/projects/vamp-plugin-tester/repository/entry/CHANGELOG

The tester can't check whether you're getting the right results, but it can help you write more resilient and better-behaved plugins. It's a really good idea to run the tester on any new plugin before you release it.

There is some documentation in the README file, but the short version is that you run it at a command prompt with the library name and plugin name, colon-separated, as an argument:

$ ./vamp-plugin-tester vamp-example-plugins:spectralcentroid

... and see what it has to say about your plugins.

If it crashes in the middle of one of its tests, that probably means that your plugin has crashed when faced with some unexpected input. Run it in a debugger, or a memory checking utility if you have one, to find out where.

Chris