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Old 01-07-2011, 07:07 AM
BroomPole BroomPole is offline
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Default Random Crashes after adding LAN

Recently upgraded from Pro Tools LE 7.0 on 10.4.8 (Mac Pro 2 x 2.66 dualcore)

For Two years have been running Metalan client for video playback, and file transfer. (Never record or read audio from LAN drives, just transfer).

New setup is Pro Tools 8.0.3 LE on 10.5.7

System was running very smoothly for two weeks. Once the LAN clients we were re added, I'm getting a lot of crashes. Pro Tools will freeze (Beachball). Other applications still work but computer has to be hard Re boot to regain access to Pro Tools.

These crashes seem to happen in three different places.

Crash on launch
Crash on session launch (usually the second or third session I launch)
Crash on Import Audio (While locating audio, not actually importing)

Curious if anyone else has similar issues and work a rounds?

Worst comes to worst I will have to remove LAN access. Trying to avoid that though as it more then doubles the time it takes me to complete work.

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Old 01-10-2011, 04:59 AM
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Default Re: Random Crashes after adding LAN

Yes seen this on 8.0.1cs3 and reported it to Avid.

Workaround: Hang a network device (ended up with the Euphonix MC Mix on one system, but essentially anything with a limiting IP usage; small switch with a firewall preventing TCP/UDP from all but HTTP should work fine) from the second Ethernet port, set Satellite to use this port and it should speed everything back up to normal.

Client wasn't trying to use Satellite or Vid Satellite but PT would hang for 15-20 minutes while it searched the network for these services. setting it to look for the services on the secondary port meant that while it still looked, it very quickly found nothing and then continued as normal.

Not an ideal situation but then workarounds never are.

Hope this helps,

Ceri Thomas
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:11 AM
BroomPole BroomPole is offline
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Default Re: Random Crashes after adding LAN

Upgraded to 8.0.4 CS2 and so far everything seems normal again (Fingers crossed).

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