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Old 05-16-2019, 09:25 AM
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Default Waiting for video engine to launch. stuck progress bar

I cannot get the video engine to work properly. I have a 2018 Mac mini running os x 10.14.4

the "waiting for video engine to launch" progress bar fills up slowly but then does nothing once it fills. i then have to force quit pro tools. Ive tried all the steps outlined in this page but have had no success.

ive even created a new admin account, cleared all prefs and databases, tried enabling it without a session open. nothing has been working. Any ideas?
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:24 PM
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Yes, the video engine is a dogs breakfast and has been for a long time.
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:42 AM
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Default Re: Waiting for video engine to launch. stuck progress bar

no one has had this issue? what are my options?
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:02 AM
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I’m having this problem very often.
A restart of the Mac usually sorts it for a while. However, if I reopen ProToolsUltimate later in the day fro example, it will result in a Video Engine was unable to open error... A restart of the Mac sorts it out again.

I am using a Blackmagic Mini monitor (thunderbolt 2) and I suspect something is not quite right in conjunction with the AVID Video Engine. (Tested with various versions of the BM driver software).
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Old 06-04-2019, 10:03 AM
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Default Re: Waiting for video engine to launch. stuck progress bar

Hello,

Anyone succeeded to troubleshoot this issue ? Is it better without the Blackmagic card ? Do you both have a mini monitor card ?

We got the same problem here...
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Old 06-04-2019, 10:05 AM
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I'm still having issues with this. ..oh and yes, I am using a Blackmagic Mini Monitor (Thunderbolt 2)
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:08 AM
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Yes, the video engine is a dogs breakfast and has been for a long time.
It sure was -- a tough thorn in my sock on a daily basis -- but I have to admit that it's been entirely stable for me since jumping into 2019.5 and Mojave.
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Old 06-04-2019, 01:22 PM
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Default Re: Waiting for video engine to launch. stuck progress bar

This issue...always this sodding issue..

Now on a 2018 MacMini running 10.14.5, has been fine for a couple of months in regards to this and..today I can't get rid of it..

One thing AVID mentioned was this:
- Delete the "AvidVideoEngine" in "Macintosh HD/Users/Shared/"
..which works 75% of the time.
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Old 06-04-2019, 05:35 PM
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It sure was -- a tough thorn in my sock on a daily basis -- but I have to admit that it's been entirely stable for me since jumping into 2019.5 and Mojave.
Just out of interest Eric. What hardware are you using in conjunction with the video engine? Blackmagic?

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Just out of interest Eric. What hardware are you using in conjunction with the video engine? Blackmagic?

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