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stig olsen
Avid hang
on Sep 5, 2014 at 12:15:40 pm

Hi,

I do work on a HP820 / windows, and when working in Avid it hang if I;
1. get a mail pop up, or any other pop up in front of the avid screen.
2. Opening up other programs like firefox from the tool menu at the bottom.

The fix for making it not hang anymore is to play a couple of seconds from the timeline.

Anyone knows what to do to make this not happen?

Latest version of Avid, and the one before.

Thanks.

Stig


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Shane Ross
Re: Avid hang
on Sep 5, 2014 at 2:07:25 pm

Use a separate computer for web and email is what I suggest.

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stig olsen
Re: Avid hang
on Sep 5, 2014 at 2:30:37 pm

Thanks for the good suggestion.
You are a real problem solver I must say.

stig


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Shane Ross
Re: Avid hang
on Sep 5, 2014 at 3:22:39 pm

I'm nothing if not helpful.

Well, when any app pops in front of Avid, or takes the machines attention, Avid will stop playback. Is that what you mean?

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stig olsen
Re: Avid hang
on Sep 8, 2014 at 8:02:57 am

That is correct.

Stig


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stig olsen
Re: Avid hang
on Sep 18, 2014 at 10:50:27 am

Anyone?


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Shane Ross
Re: Avid hang
on Sep 18, 2014 at 3:49:55 pm

That's just how Avid works. Make it the inactive app, or another pops in front and it stops. It gets jealous that something else has your attention. FCP didn't do that. You could leave and do other things while it played and you listened. But not Avid...anything interferes and it stops.

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Michael Hancock
Re: Avid hang
on Sep 18, 2014 at 4:01:28 pm

I haven't been on a PC in 3 1/2 years, but when I was using them I could Alt+Tab to the desktop while Avid was playing and it would continue to play in the background. Once I had Alt+Tabbed away from Avid I could open other programs and it would continue to play in the background. It works on OSX, too.

That said, if you're using the mouse to click off of Avid or to open a program then that mouse click is what is stopping Avid from playing. Not sure why you can use a keyboard shortcut to shift application focus and not the mouse, but that's how it's always been for me.

Try hitting play in Avid, Alt+Tab to another application, and let me know if Avid keeps playing. It should (or at least it used to when I was on Windows).

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Shane Ross
Re: Avid hang
on Sep 18, 2014 at 4:03:34 pm

I was wrong...I can ALT-Tab and it's fine. Odd...I recall this not working. When did this change?

But I do know if an alert from another app pops up things stop. Like that annoying "YOU HAVE UPDATES!"

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Michael Hancock
Re: Avid hang
on Sep 18, 2014 at 4:09:51 pm

It did stop working at one point (I can't remember the version number - maybe 5?), then it started working again on the next release. I know you can Alt+Tab on 6.5 and 7. I haven't tested it on 8.

And if you're using Premiere CS5.5 - it stops playback when you Alt/Opt+Tab. CC and CC2014 don't.

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Shane Ross
Re: Avid hang
on Sep 18, 2014 at 4:12:10 pm

I just tested on 7 and 8...works fine. I guess it was a thing from 5.5...and then way earlier. I left working on Avid when it was in the Meridian phase, and came back shortly for 3.5, where I didn't check this behavior...and then full on with 5.5.

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