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Old 09-03-2017, 05:35 PM
fiebiger5@gmail.com fiebiger5@gmail.com is offline
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Default Why Cursor and Transport Counters Suddenly Not Advancing?

I'm referring to PT LE 8.0 for MAC here on this thread, cuz I couldn't find any PT 8 discussion thread anywhere else on this site. But I suspect the two PT versions are not that different between each over that referring to 9 could likely apply to 8 as well, especially as it relates to the problem I state below, and (a) potential way(s) to fix the problem.

The problem:

Suddenly, the transport counter and cursor aren't advancing, even though I hear audio, and I can move my cursor anywhere within the session and start playing (and hearing) the audio from that point-on.

Here's some history that lead up to this anomaly:

1. I had an older unfinished session in PT LE 5.3.1 on a PC using Windows XP. I wanted to import a short movie into it, so I can edit audio to fit the movie. For some reason, that system suddenly can't accept my flash drive to load the movie into that system, let alone that session, even though the flash drive works fine everywhere else.

2. So I made a DVD disk of the entire PT LE 5,.3.1 session. Then created a new session in PT LE 8.0 on a MAC 10.5.8 "Leopard" system, and then imported the 5.3.1 session into it, and relinked it. All the waveforms and plug-ins showed up with no problems. Then I imported the movie (and its audio track) just fine.

3. But suddenly, the transport counter doesn't advance, the cursor doesn't advance in the edit window, and the movie doesn't advance, even though I can hear the audio playing, and I can start playing the audio from anywhere within the session, and the counter shows me wherever I put the cursor.

4. When I try to play the session, even though I can hear the audio advancing, both the green "play" and blue "stop" buttons light up simultaneously, with the play button blinking and the stop button on as a solid blue color, as if the stop bottom is somehow "blocking" the play button.

4. And I also can't record anything. If I try to do that, 4 (above) happens, but also the red record button blinks in addition the the green "play" button.

5. In both instances, the little red (during recording) or black (during playback) cursor marker arrows just above the wave form window are locked together. Separating them only "grays-out" a section of the session, and doesn't solve the problem.

6. All pre-rolls (and post-rolls) are entirely set for zero. Changing those doesn't fix the problem.

7. Changing every possible preference and options I could, one at a time (then changing it back to eliminate more than one variable) didn't fix the problem, either.

8. And to make matters worse, this problem is apparently some kind of global problem that affects all my other previously-created PT-8 sessions that worked fine until this problem developed.

Creating a new PT 8 session has the same problem.

I fear that MAYBE some kind of file is corrupted, but what file, and how can it be fixed?

Can anybody help me figure this out?

Dan Fiebiger
Portland, Oregon, USA.

Last edited by fiebiger5@gmail.com; 09-03-2017 at 08:29 PM.
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