There are any number of possible reasons, from your hardware to your operating system and drivers.
Which version of Windows are you using? Have you gone manually to Windows Update and downloaded even the non-critical updates?
Do you have the latest version of Quicktime?
Have you freshly defragmented your hard drive, and do you have at least 50 gigabytes of free, defragmented space on your C drive?
I have also had problems with PE8 and its stability. My problem might not be exactly the same as the one mentioned above, but I can say that I have all Windows updates, the latest Quicktime, 157GB of free drive space on the drive being used, and recently defragmented drives. I think that there are problems with PE8, but it is difficult to replicate the problems. It is possible, although it is not common, for a problem with an application to emerge after Windows updates are applied to a pc.
It is possible, although it is not common, for a problem with an application to emerge after Windows updates are applied to a pc.
This often manifests itself with audio and video drivers, that are rendered obsolete with the OS updates. Many simple players are not affected, confusing many, but an NLE program, like PrE, interfaces much more critically with these drivers.
I have windows XP media center with all the latest updates and quicktime.
I think I may have found the problem.
Since the crash occurred after the auto analyzer completed it seemed to me that perhaps it was trying to interface with the organizer which I did not have running.
I loaded the organizer and then analyzed several clips without PE8 crashing.
Is it required to have the organizer running when auot analyzing ?
Do most on the forum run it this way ?