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  • Wed, Oct 18 2017 11:09 AM

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    Video won't play in timeline or composer window



    I recently got my old desktop computer out of the cupboard , to brush up on my skills. It's running media composer 5, last time I used it. It worked fine.

    When I tried to import my first piece of footage I came across a problem.

    I try to play footage either through the composer window, or after I've imported it on the time line. It won't play through the timeline window.

    What I've tried, click play. The footage goes black, click stop, it jumps to the frame it's stopped on. When playing, audio plays fine.

    This happens on both viewers, I can also drag through the footage. I can see it, but won't play.


    Any advice greatly appreciated, 


  • Thu, Oct 19 2017 4:25 PM In reply to

    • DStone
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    Re: Video won't play in timeline or composer window

    Hi Andrew,

    We need a few more details. Are you on Windows or Mac, and what OS? What is your hardware profile? And has the hardware or software changed since the last time you used MC 5?

    DIY quad core I7-4790K, 32Gb, NVidia RTX 2060 Super 8, Win 10 Pro, MC (generally the latest or the one just before) [view my complete system specs]

    Dave S.

  • Thu, Oct 19 2017 10:37 PM In reply to

    • Tom Pearson
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    Re: Video won't play in timeline or composer window

    Sounds "looks" like a bad driver

    Mac Pro 3.5 gig 6 core 64 gig ram D700 radons with ssd os drive with a 20 tb raid, Artist Mix and Artist color Artist control [view my complete system specs]

    Tom Pearson

    Director/Writer Big Picture Films

    Sound Designer/Sound Editor Hollywood Sounds


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