With each new version the hardware requirements go up. Maybe your system is no longer fast enough for CS4.
That could be true Harm.
Why would it play in Bridge though ?
When I check the settings the file says 3.5MB for the .avi file
and 2.5MB to run the .mpg file.
I do want a new system but was just wanting to wait till later to get one.
That is a kind of question people often ask, why can I play the file without hiccups in any player but not in PR?
It is actually quite simple, and this also applies to Bridge. All those players need to do is PLAY the file. Nothing more.
PR is an editor and needs to be able to EDIT the file. For that it indexes the video and conforms the audio, changes the 16 bit audio to 32 bit for internal processing, keeps track of cuts, transitions, effects, etc. In short there is way more overhead and much more housekeeping to perform than with a simple player.
BTW, what are your hardware specs?
That makes sence.
Specs are:Dell XPSWindows XPMedia Center EditionVersion 2002Service Pack 3Pentium 4 CPU 3.4 GHz Dont know if its Dual Core. It shows 2 CPU monitors in the windows task manager and it shows 2 processors in the processor listing in the device manager.3 GB of RAMNVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 1024MBI tried it on my laptop which is newer and a dual core and the same happens.I think my next computer will be a:3DBOXX 8500 SeriesHigh Performance WorkstationIn your opinion Harm what are your thoughts on this unit ?Glenn
Your current systen is a Pentium @ 3.4 GHz with Hyper Threading. I used to have one like that. Due to the HT it shows as 2 CPU's.
First reaction to your choice of a Boxx: Great quality at an even greater price. You can save yourself quite a bundle if you build your PC yourself. It is not difficult and if you are smart, copy from proven NLE systems the components that fit your budget.
Components often overlooked are cooling and power supply. I have made available three 'guides' that may be of interest to you. Look at all of them, since you may be able to find some helpful tips.
The image below shows you my setup, which is around 10 times faster than the Pentium @ 3.4 GHz.
Just installed upgrade to version 4.1.0
It has made improvements on playing my HDV content.
My system is still to underpowered.
I plan on getting a new system soon.
It will be nice upgrading from a single core to a quad core with more RAM and Vista 64
Glad that 4.1 has improved things for you. If it's as good as anticipated, people should now have time to edit more efficiently. Then, they can also concentrate in upgrading their systems too.
Before you do the upgrade to the hardware, I strongly recommend reading Harm's posts on both hardware and optimization of 64-bit OS. There is much good info there, and these articles can save both $ and time, when one is upgrading.