If you are on a MAC, get a PC.
If you are on a PC, get a MAC.
If you have less than 4 internal hard disks, get additional ones.
If you have an ATI card, get the latest drivers.
If you have a nVidia card, get the latest drivers,
If you use Xvid, DivX, or other esoteric material as source, convert to an editable codec first.
If you have less than 1 GB memory, upgrade first.
If you have a notebook, upgrade to a desktop.
If you have Windows XP, get Vista.
If you have Vista, get Windows XP
If you have 32 bit OS, get 64 bit OS.
If you have SP2, get SP3.
If you have SP3, revert to SP2.
If you have .....
and the list goes on and on.....
Supply relevant details so someone can make an educated guess.
We are not mind readers here and wild guessing is not likely to help you.
If you are on a PC, get a MAC good job. Stay there.
More information. (Thank you for referencing the article. Hopefully I have included enough information.)
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: OptiPlex 320
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 1.1.9
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4400 @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 3294MB RAM
Page File: 930MB used, 3689MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode
I have included a word file that has screen shots of my process. Because this is my first experience with Premiere, I am not certain what file settings are relvant.
I have included two text files with more info about the computer.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
First of all, update your video driver. It is over two years old. Newer versions should be readily available, even if it is not the most modern video card.
Second, your 80 GB hard disk is getting pretty full (80% fill rate) and thus rather slow.
Third, check if your DirectX software is up to date.
Fourth, temporarily uninstall Roxio, line21 and DivX.
If these four steps do not help, do a complete reformat of your hard drive, a complete reinstall of OS and CS4 but leave out all the various sh*t in terms of codecs. You have seriously messed up your system with a lot of crappy codecs.
Also, get some additional eSATA disks. You may not like the message, but you really have a seriously polluted system.
In addition, what are you doing with iPod and other Apple software while editing?
Thank you for the information. I will see about doing reinstall and updating our video drivers.