Help: Crazy DVD SP quit-fest — Grrr!

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by idea_hamster, Aug 16, 2005.

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    idea_hamster

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    #1
    DVD Studio Pro has taken a total dump on me, and the problem seems to be with parsing assets.

    One project that I had kept causing the program to beachball until the dock pop-up menu read "not responding." Another caused it to quit on start-up (when double-clicked) or on open (after file—>open...).

    I trashed prefs; no help. I re-installed the program; no help.

    Then I trashed the PAR file that was still hanging around, figuring that a corrupt parse file might be the culprit.

    Now get this:
    I imported the asset again. As soon as DVD SP began to parse the asset, it quit! The asset is a Compressor-created .m2v file but it opens fine in Quicktime, so I didn't think that the .m2v file was the issue.

    Any thoughts?

    I am sooooo sad. :(
     
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    Lacero

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    #2
    Upgrade to DVD SP 4. Version 3 was notorious for spontaneous quitting.
     
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    idea_hamster

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    #3
    Would love to, but I have the Academic Version. Not upgradeable.

    Also, all these problems began very suddenly. I had no problems with any asset or any project prior to yesterday.

    Now, all of a sudden, I can't do anything at all.
     
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    idea_hamster

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    #4
    Hmmm....

    I created a new project and imported an asset from an old project after deleting its parse file.

    No problem. I'm thinking that I have to re-render all the .m2v files.

    But what I don't understand is this:

    How could the file work perfectly in Quicktime but crash DVD SP? Is this really possible?
     
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    WinterMute

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    #5
    What Version OS and QT are you running?

    Have you repaired permissions lately? (yeah, I know... :rolleyes: )

    How much HD space do you have left?

    Might be worth re-insalling DVDSP.
     

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