2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 30, 2013 12:27 AM by VidShooter

    Intermittent audio in Source monitor

    VidShooter Level 1

      I've been working on a project for a while and everything has been normal.

      I have just started to get intermittent audio when I review a scene in the Source monitor.

      The scene will play normally until at a random point, the audio stops.  Stopping and starting resumes the audio but it may stop again. 

      Video plays normally.

      The only thing I have changed is that I imported all the footage for the entire project, whereas before, I had only imported the footage required for the sequences I was working on.

      I notice my Media Cache Files folder is 152GB although my footage for this project is only 14GB.

       

      Do you think my intermittent audio problem is associated with the media cache? 

      If I use the Clean media cache feature, will it delete all old projects I've completed and just leave the current one?

       

      Can I just manually delete the media cache?

       

      Any advice appreciated.  Thanks

        • 1. Re: Intermittent audio in Source monitor
          Stephen_Spider Level 3

          I think that your assumption is likely, also it could be that your memory is getting run low. Depends on your hardware of course.

           

          VidShooter wrote:

           

          .... Do you think my intermittent audio problem is associated with the media cache? 

          If I use the Clean media cache feature, will it delete all old projects I've completed and just leave the current one?

           

          Can I just manually delete the media cache?

           

          Any advice appreciated.  Thanks

           

          "Clean" will clear some stuff but I'm not sure of it's reasoning. Deleting everything is more sure. I usually rename my cache folder as "old", then point premiere to a new cache location in my preferences. That way if something goes wrong in the repopulation of the new cache for the project, I can revert the changes. If all goes well with the new cache location, I delete the"old" folder.

           

          What sort of beast are you driving?

          • 2. Re: Intermittent audio in Source monitor
            VidShooter Level 1

            Thanks Stephen,

            I'm running CS5.5 on an I7 Quad with 16GB, SSD + 3HDD. Cache is on one of the HDDs.

            I ran Taskmanager whilst reviewing a scene and it was only using about 9% CPU and 1.5GB memory. ( Everything is using 22% memory. )
            So there seems to be enough resource.

             

            I'll try your method of deleting cache.