11 Replies Latest reply on Dec 21, 2011 10:18 AM by dwarrenk

    Playback freezes at timeline

    Jonz44

      I have a very strange problem. My Premiere Pro CS 5.5 stops playing from timeline. When I open initially it plays for some time however the play button & spacebar stops working shortly. I have installed latest Nvidia driver. The freezing happens in both DV & HDV. Desperately looking for help as I am completely stuck with one project.

        • 1. Re: Playback freezes at timeline
          ECBowen Most Valuable Participant

          What happens if you copy the sequence over to a AVCHD non-anamorphic preset?

           

          Eric

          ADK

          • 2. Re: Playback freezes at timeline
            Jonz44 Level 1

            Hi Eric,

             

            I will try this and let you know.

             

            Thanks

            John

            • 3. Re: Playback freezes at timeline
              Jonz44 Level 1

              I just tried importing the time line to a AVCHD project. No luck!

              • 4. Re: Playback freezes at timeline
                ECBowen Most Valuable Participant

                Switch the MPE engine to software in the AVCHD Project and delete the preview files. Switch it back to hardware and delete the preview files again. Clean the media cache files under the preferences. Save and exit. Re-open the project and see if it plays any different. What video card are you running? What is your audio device and sample rate of the audio files? What format are the source files btw?

                 

                Eric

                ADK

                • 5. Re: Playback freezes at timeline
                  Jonz44 Level 1

                  Hi Eric,

                   

                  I have tried few of the things you suggested and see some differences what I feel is the problem could be with my audio setup.

                   

                  I am mainly working with HDV sounce files.

                   

                  My setup is as follows:

                   

                  Production Premium on Windows 7 professional

                  i7 Quad core 8 GB RAM

                  Nvidia Quadro 2000d - (Single monitor connected)

                  System Drive 128 GB SSD

                  Media Drive - 1 x 2 TB 7200 RPM Stripe Raid

                  Mackie / Tapco Fire Wire Audio Interface (Tapco LinkFire)

                  ShuttlePro Control (not installed now)

                   

                  I am not able to locate the audio sample rate in my project (probably I am looking at all the wrong places!). However the the audio interface is at 48000.

                   

                  Hope this will give you an idea of my setup.

                   

                  Rgds, John

                  • 6. Re: Playback freezes at timeline
                    ECBowen Most Valuable Participant

                    Are you using a HDV Preset?

                     

                    Eric

                    ADK

                    • 7. Re: Playback freezes at timeline
                      Jonz44 Level 1

                      Yes, I am using HDV preset.

                      John

                      • 8. Re: Playback freezes at timeline
                        ECBowen Most Valuable Participant

                        The HDV Preset uses the Anamorphic scaling and for some reason the MPE engine is not initializing with the any Anamorphic presets in 5.5. Try the 1920 x 1080 AVCHD Preset and see if that is any better.

                         

                        Eric

                        ADK

                        • 9. Re: Playback freezes at timeline
                          Jonz44 Level 1

                          Just got back after a short break. I will try with AVCHD 1920 X 1080 preset and see if there is any improvement. I forgot to mention that I was able to complete a 1.5 hr long DV / DVD project without any issue. Also, I am having problems with audition sessions freezing and the session files getting corrupted which I am discussing in the audition forum.  I suspect the Mackie / Tapco firewire audio hardware I am using. I will try the same with Ppro also.

                          • 10. Re: Playback freezes at timeline
                            Jonz44 Level 1

                            Though I have not been able to get a solution, I have identified the problem area. It is my Mackie / Tapco hardware or driver on Windows 7 is the issue. I also have issues with Audition sessions corrupting beyond repair. There has been some improvement when I change the driver to ASIO4all. So far I haven’t come across any issues when I was using the on board sound.

                            • 11. Re: Playback freezes at timeline
                              dwarrenk Level 1

                              I had the same problem....

                              Thanks Eric, I tried your solution:

                               

                              "The HDV Preset uses the Anamorphic scaling and for some reason the MPE engine is not initializing with the any Anamorphic presets in 5.5. Try the 1920 x 1080 AVCHD Preset and see if that is any better.

                               

                              Eric"

                               

                              it worked..... I just created a new timeline within the project with presets you suggested... copied and pasted the entire edit to the new timeline... now it plays back without stopping every 2 seconds.. it does make editing easier...

                               

                              Maybe this is a problem Adobe should address....

                               

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