Here is a response from Adobe engineering, on how PrElements handles VST's:
1. How do we load it?
After the patch, we look into the folder where we install plug-ins and load all VST plug-ins that are found. Before the patch, we used to load VST plug-ins from the common plug-ins location as well.
2. How do we use it once loaded?
Once a plug-in is loaded, it is saved in the list of loaded plug-ins. We refer to this list to locate the module for all the plug-ins.
3. Can we ignore loading it?
Yes, If you open ~/Library/Preferences/, you will find the plist file for PRE 9. You can change the ‘Ignore’ to ‘1’ for any specific plug-in and it will be ignored from next time. You will need a plist editor for mac for this. On Windows as well you can modify “Ignore” field for any specific plugin from the registry.
4. Do we ignore it if they’re present in a different folder/drive?
We don’t ignore based on the location. We just load those plug-ins that are in our plug-ins folder. Before the patch, we used to load VST plug-ins from the common plug-ins location as well.
5. Do we keep an entry that we have loaded it?
The plist file in ~/Library/Preferences/ keeps the entry for all plug-ins that we have loaded at least once.
6. Is the VST handling same after Windows patch as well?
Yes, VST handling is same in windows after the patch (we ignore common plug-ins). The plist is replaced by the registry (PluginCache) in the registry
Hope that this helps,
Hi Bill, I did what you say, but in the number 3, you said to change the "Ignore" to "1, and all the plugins that I have in the plist have Ignore to 1 already, and Premiere Pro cs4 continues loading.
Do you know what's the problem?
That set of instructions came from Adobe Engineering, specifically for Premiere Elements, and PrPro CS 4 is a different program.
Are you on a PC, or on a Mac?
On a PC, many users have Moved their VST's (the ones that they do not want PrPro to load) to the Windows Desktop folder, as PrPro will not look there. Then, all they need to do is point say CubeBase to the Desktop folder. I have no idea how one might do that on a Mac, but others probably do.
I'm on a Mac. That's the problem.
I run PPro cs4 and when it is loading plugins it stops at a plugin called "WaveShell-VST 9.0.vst (it's an audio plugin, nothing to with Premiere). I don't know why it stops, but I have to wait a lot and it never goes on. I tried deleting all this plugin but it also tries to load it.
In the Premiere Pro Forum thread, one of the Adobe Staff members mentioned that that WaveShell VST was popping up a dialog screen, that was appearing behind his PrPro screen, but when he minimized PrPro, or moved it on the screen (cannot recall the exact operation now), he was able to access that WaveShell dialog, then got it to load properly.
Wish that I could help more,
Yes, I saw this thread, but in my case there's not any dialog screen. PPro is just loading and loading this plugin, and I can't do anything.
Thanks for answering