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Dave Lozinski
DVD Architect Pro constantly "opening media..."
on Jul 6, 2010 at 1:16:50 am

Hi everyone,

I have a DVD Architect Pro 5 project with lots of videos, audio files, menus with background video playing, etc etc.

It seems like every 5 minutes DVD Architect Pro suddenly freezes up and when I look at it, the lower left hand corner of the status bar says, "Opening media..." with a progress bar. Because of the amount of media files in my project, this usually takes a good long 2 minutes each time!

Image below of it opening media files AGAIN:


It seems to do this even when I'm not doing anything on the project.

Why is it doing this and how do I go about stopping DVD Architect Pro from constantly doing this?

Thanks!



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Noah Kadner
Re: DVD Architect Pro constantly "opening media..."
on Jul 6, 2010 at 3:22:44 am

no idea but I'd suspect it's something to take up with the manufacturer or perhaps you've exceeding your system specs or have too little room on your hard drive.

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Dave Lozinski
Re: DVD Architect Pro constantly "opening media..."
on Jul 6, 2010 at 3:55:37 am

Thanks for your reply.

According to the link:
http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/vegaspro/sysreq, I'm in all the requirements as I'm running WinXP with SP3, appropriate Quicktime, .NET framework, have 2GB ram, and 15GB+ of free hard drive space (which one would think is enough for creating a DVD project).


* Microsoft® Windows® XP 32-bit SP2 (SP3 recommended), Windows Vista™ 32-bit or 64-bit (SP1 recommended), or Windows 7
* 1 GHz processor (multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended for HD)
* 200 MB hard-disk space for program installation
* 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
* OHCI-compatible i.LINK® connector*/IEEE-1394DV card (for DV and HDV capture and print-to-tape)
* USB 2.0 connection (for importing from AVCHD, XDCAM EX, or DVD camcorders)
* Windows-compatible sound card
* DVD-ROM drive (for installation from a DVD only)
* Supported CD-recordable drive (for CD burning only)
* Supported DVD-recordable drive (for DVD burning only)
* Supported Blu-ray recordable drive (for Blu-ray Disc burning only)
* Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
* QuickTime® 7.1.6 or later


So it can't be that. Any other ideas? Anyone? :-)



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Noah Kadner
Re: DVD Architect Pro constantly "opening media..."
on Jul 6, 2010 at 8:03:22 pm

did you email their tech support- with respect not a ton of DVD Architect users here.

Noah

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Dave Lozinski
Here's why it's doing it and the solution...
on Jul 12, 2010 at 2:09:09 pm

Hey everyone,

Here's what the issue was. It happens because you're doing something other than working in DVD Architect. By default, DVDA closes its copy of the project's media files when you switch to other programs in case you're using something else to edit those media files. Otherwise, you wouldn't be able to save them (in those other programs). This way, you can -- for example -- switch to Photoshop, make changes to the menu background you're using, save it, and DVD Architect will reflect those changes when you switch back.

To turn this behavior off, go to Options > Preferences > General tab and Uncheck "Media goes offline on loss of focus."

Hope this helps others!

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