I’ve used Adobe PSE and PRE from their first releases and have always been pleased with the products – their function, usability, performance, and results. However, I just “upgraded” to v8 (purchased the bundle from Amazon) and am very disappointed with PRE’s performance and behaviors on my 5 year old 3.2 GHz, 2 GB Pentium 4 desktop system with 2 large 7200 rpm hard disks, and a current version of Windows XP.
I have two issues with the release
You can improve the system performance in three ways.
Edit > Prefrence > Change the scracth disk/encoded media location to engouh space area
Edit > Prefrence > Turn off background rendering
Kill the process of Auto Analyzer in Task Manager.
I have reinstalled PRE 8, “cleaned” my registry, and installed the latest driver for my display adapter (128 MB ATI Radeon 9800 Pro). None of these actions helped or caused any change in behavior. However, after installing Ozpeter’s PE8 Runner.exe and I can now actually invoke PRE8 multiple time and edit videos! (PRE 8 still hangs if I choose to display the welcome screen on a second or subsequent invocation, but I prefer to skip the welcome screen anyway. I’m also a bit concerned because the PE8 Runner.exe process continues to run after exiting PRE 8, but it doesn’t seem to do any harm.)
So, I’m still annoyed at Adobe for releasing a new version with such an obvious and fatal flaw, but I’m finally able to use the product, so count me as a “happy camper.”
Finally, thank you, thank you, thank you to Ozpeter for fixing my problems!
Moderator, I’m finished venting. Please close this thread.