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Old 06-11-2019, 05:36 AM
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Default Waiting for the Video Engine to launch...

I can't enable the Video Engine in Protools 2019.5 and Mojave.
No problem with High Sierra and PT 2019.5.
Am I the only one?
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:38 AM
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No, you're not the only one... I can get it going with a restart, but then need to restart again after a few hours. ..or loading new sessions.
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:32 PM
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I can't enable the Video Engine in Protools 2019.5 and Mojave.
No problem with High Sierra and PT 2019.5.
Am I the only one?
Cheers, Detlef.
Had the same issue after upgrading to 2019.5.

http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/e...s-bar-fills-up

Make sure you restart immediately after performing the above fix. I had to do it twice but after that, no issues.
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:03 PM
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Yes, I have tried this multiple times to no avail.
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and to add insult to injury LOL.....

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Old 06-13-2019, 04:36 AM
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Had the same issue after upgrading to 2019.5.

http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/e...s-bar-fills-up

Make sure you restart immediately after performing the above fix. I had to do it twice but after that, no issues.
So they want you to delete the VideoEngine folder in the /Users/Shared folder.
I don't even have this folder! Is it a hidden folder?
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:22 AM
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So they want you to delete the VideoEngine folder in the /Users/Shared folder.
I don't even have this folder! Is it a hidden folder?
Detlef.
"AvidVideoEngine" folder. It is not hidden.
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Any of you using a Blackmagic driver? I know different versions are hit and miss and really effect VE performance.
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:52 PM
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It doesn't seem to matter whether I am using the BM driver or not. I have to restart the whole system multiple times a day to keep the video engine working at all.
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Note, I contacted support and they got back to me with the following..

Please try to delete Pro Tools preference files. This procedure will reset Pro Tools preferences to a default state. Try this to correct odd or erratic behavior in the application:

Go to folder ~/Library/Preferences/Avid/Pro Tools
From the Finder, click on the Go menu in the menu bar.
Select Go to Folder.
Type in the following: ~/Library/Preferences/Avid/Pro Tools and click Go.
Delete all files in this folder, including:
AvidListFile.txt
DSIPrefs
InstalledAAXPlugins
Last Used.pio
Pro Tools Prefs
updater.properties


....so I tried that. Didn't change anything and I still have to restart the system after a while. (oh and it took a while to rebuild all the preferences etc.)
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