4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2014 10:33 PM by Mark Mapes RSS

    pproheadless.exe (?)

    videope Community Member

      I had been working on Premiere and Encore CS5 projects and then I quit.


      Went into something else when Norton sent the following warning message about PPROHEADLESS.EXE


      What is that?



      I have been having so many problems with storage and premiere pro freezing that today I even uninstalled CS5 and ran the cleaner tool.  The latter doesn't seem to work but that is another issue.  Right now I wonder if this HEADLESS guy is running on its own in the background creating some sort of conflict that doesn't let me work.

        • 1. Re: pproheadless.exe (?)
          J. Simon Community Member

          Norton...on an edit rig?



          • 2. Re: pproheadless.exe (?)
            Michael MTT Community Member

            as far as I know the headless is just another instance of Premiere but without interface, and its job is to open the project for rendering in the media encoder. so no harm but quite usefull.

            • 3. Re: pproheadless.exe (?)
              videope Community Member

              The question is:


              How come this pproheadless program is active and I guess executing when there is not one premiere project open?


              Something is making it work.


              Any ideas where I can find the answer?

              • 4. Re: pproheadless.exe (?)
                Mark Mapes Adobe Employee

                As Michael said, PProHeadless functions to read Premiere sequences for other programs like Adode Media Encoder. If you  have any Adobe video app open, it could be responsible for the PProHeadless instance.

                If you've shut down all Adobe video programs and the PProHeadless instance does not terminate, then it likely got hung up for some reason. In that case, kill the process through Task Manager; leaving the hung process running is liable to cause problems the next time you launch an Adobe video program.

                If this problem recurs, then it's time to start troubleshooting, investigating such things as whether only certain sequences or certain interoperability actions cause PProHeadless to hang.