I should mention that this is also happening to saved video projects that I completed months ago. File type does not have an effect on this issue.
For purposes related to details, what are we troubleshooting 12/12.1 or 14 on Windows 8 64 bit? Did you purchase 14 or are you just looking at the tryout? For now I will pick 12/12.1. Have you updated to 12.1 yet using an opened project's Help Menu/Updates?
1. Do you have this problem only in the previewing in the Edit area? What happens if you export to file? Does that playback pause in the playback of the export?
2. Is this problem restricted to opening saving closed project and previewing them in the Edit area monitor? Are you looking at the rendered Timeline in the preview? No orange line over the Timeline content? You seem to be saying that this problem exists for any project at this time.
3. What happens if you open a new project in 12/12.1 - assuming you have the correct project preset, no Timeline rendering needed, what does the playback look like? Still the pausing?
a. What is the project preset
b. What are the properties of the source in spite of "File type does not have an effect on this issue"
Then the usual drill questions...
1. Is your video card/graphics card up to date according to the web site of the manufacturer of the case? What about Windows Updates/
2. If you right click the Edit area monitor and select Playback Quality/Highest, any difference?
3. If this is a HD project, is preference Timeline Rendering Quality set at High quality/Slow speed? See Edit Menu/Preferences/General.
4. Are you previewing Full Screen or regular.
Have you restarted the computer since these problems started to appear today.
The problem is with Premiere Elements 14 using Windows 8 64-bit. The issue happens with all projects, new and old. None of the files have a orange line over them and need rendering. I updated my NVIDIA driver after reading a new forums and it made no difference. I've uninstalled and reinstalled Premiere Elements completely and had no luck. I've always used my Cannon T4i for video and I've never had this issue before. The project that I'm currently working on has .mov files from my Cannon. I've tried all variations of timeline rendering preferences and it doesn't make a difference. Not sure what to do from here.
This only happens during editing when I try to preview. After exporting, the project plays just fine.
Thanks for the replies.
Time for the following which I call "forced rendering".
Given the project preset is right, no colored line over the content on import (first file dragged to Timeline)....right click the Timeline file, select Time Stretch from the pop up menu. In the Time Stretch dialog, set the Speed % to 99. OK out of there. Go back to the Timeline and render the Timeline content which now has an orange line over it. Is the previewing problem gone after the Timeline rendering is completed?
It has worked for several, let us see if it works for you.
Okay, I tried it. I took the speed of a clip down to 99% and rendered it. The problem is still there. I forgot to mention that I did restart the computer a few times. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks for the follow up.
That forced rendering was my secret weapon. Onward...
1. What version of QuickTime do have installed, 7.7.8 or something else? Are you running the programs as administrator?
2. Next...delete the Adobe Premiere Elements Prefs file and, if that does not work, then delete the whole 14.0 Folder in which the Adobe Premiere Elements Prefs file exists.
Local Disk C
and in the 14.0 Folder is the Adobe Premiere Elements Prefs file that you delete. Be sure to be working with Folder Option Show Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives enabled so that you can see the complete path cited.
We will be keeping positive thoughts for your success.
I also tried creating a new project and using nothing but a title screen from the program itself. The title clip is 5 seconds long, but the preview still pauses after just 1 second of play or less. This is after a render of coarse. Again, this only started happening today. I'm pretty active on Premiere Elements and I've never seen this issue. There hasn't been any major changes to my PC since the last time I used premiere (a few days ago). I have 670 gigs free on my hard drive / Scratch disks, 8 gigs of RAM, Intel i7 2.4 GHZ.
I followed the file path and deleted the 14.0 folder. I restarted the program and created a title clip for 5 seconds. After rendering, the issue is still there. I really appreciate your help.
I will think about this some more in the morning morning. I am going to be calling it a day - almost 1 am here.
Way out thought...any chance that the gray tabs of the Work Area Bar are not spanning most of the duration of your Timeline content? Are both the left and right gray tab bunched at the beginning of the Timeline? Unlikely but....
To be continued....
The timeline tabs are spaced apart very far. I've tried moving them to see if it makes any difference and it doesn't