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  • Wed, Sep 22 2021 11:11 AM

    Composer hanging on timeline when cutting sound file

    Hi, hope all is well!

    Long time lurker, first poster as the community is great for solving most of my problems.

    Been having issues with my Media Composer on my 2019 16 inch Macbook Pro Catalina, running Media Composer 2021.6.0, laptop specs are below. When cutting any MP3's or WAV's on a timeline (lets say cutting voiceovers), composer doesn't respond, hangs for a few seconds and proceeds to give me the mac spinning wheel. If I wait roughly 30s it will sort itself out but might only fix it self for a minute until it happens again leading to more frustration. In this time the fans spool up considerably also. Restarting the software sometimes fixes the problem but maybe only 20pc of the time. I've tried linking then consolidating the media over, tried different codecs and formats but seems to be always the same issue no matter what type it is.

    Any clues on what I can do to fix this issue?

    Many Thanks

    Conor

     

    Specs:

    Macbook Pro (16 Inch 2019) macOS Catalina version 10.15.7

    Processor: 2.3 GHz 8 Core Intel Core i9

    Memory: 64GB 2667 MHz DDR4

    Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8GB/ Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536MB

     

  • Sat, Sep 25 2021 10:14 AM In reply to

    Re: Composer hanging on timeline when cutting sound file

    Conor Atkinson:

    Hi, hope all is well!

    Long time lurker, first poster as the community is great for solving most of my problems.

    Been having issues with my Media Composer on my 2019 16 inch Macbook Pro Catalina, running Media Composer 2021.6.0, laptop specs are below. When cutting any MP3's or WAV's on a timeline (lets say cutting voiceovers), composer doesn't respond, hangs for a few seconds and proceeds to give me the mac spinning wheel. If I wait roughly 30s it will sort itself out but might only fix it self for a minute until it happens again leading to more frustration. In this time the fans spool up considerably also. Restarting the software sometimes fixes the problem but maybe only 20pc of the time. I've tried linking then consolidating the media over, tried different codecs and formats but seems to be always the same issue no matter what type it is.

    Any clues on what I can do to fix this issue?

    Many Thanks

    Conor

     

    Specs:

    Macbook Pro (16 Inch 2019) macOS Catalina version 10.15.7

    Processor: 2.3 GHz 8 Core Intel Core i9

    Memory: 64GB 2667 MHz DDR4

    Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8GB/ Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536MB

     

    What are your media cache settings like? How much ram is used from your system when MC is running?

    Editing Movie Magic.

    My Equipment & System Specs

    Media Composer Ultimate 2022.12.2 | Pro Tools Studio 2022.21 | Sibelius Artist 2022.12 

  • Sat, Sep 25 2021 3:35 PM In reply to

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    Re: Composer hanging on timeline when cutting sound file

    Conor Atkinson:
    When cutting any MP3's or WAV's on a timeline (lets say cutting voiceovers), composer doesn't respond, hangs for a few seconds and proceeds to give me the mac spinning wheel. If I wait roughly 30s it will sort itself out but might only fix it self for a minute until it happens again leading to more frustration. In this time the fans spool up considerably also.

    I had this problem on 2018.x as well.  If memory serves me the answer is to disable video track viewers.  This is on the left side of the timeline.  Not in front of a system right now.

    I may be remembering this incorrectly, but I do remember stumbling onto a solution.  I will try to double check.

    Good luck,

    Jef

    Avid DS 11.0.2 R.I.P | MC "Well, it depends ..." 2023.3.1 iMac w Big Sur and 2018.12.7 on Windows 10 Boot Camp [view my complete system specs]

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    Jef Huey

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