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Old 10-20-2006, 03:22 PM
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Default \"video engine failed to initialize\" message

Hi all - After a major drive crash I've been re-installing and reviving my PT setup and have almost everything working again. I'm running 6.9.3 PT HD on a Mac G5/dual 2G running OS 10.4.3. Every time I start up a session now, I get this message - "video engine failed to initialize." Anyone know what I should do to fix this? Thanks in advance! FM
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Old 10-20-2006, 07:05 PM
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Default Re: \"video engine failed to initialize\" message

unless you have a Mojo remove the video component in the
/Library/Application Support/Digidesign directory
and If you do have Mojo it must not be plugged into a hub


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Old 10-29-2006, 11:16 AM
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Default Re: \"video engine failed to initialize\" message

I seem to have kind of problem ... just upgraded to PTools 7.2 to be able to use our MOJO, but to no avail. (never worked even in previous versions of ProTools ... I have to use a Canopus)
When I activate PTools I can see the message "video engine failed to initialize" and when I attempt to output thru FireWire of course it tells me that there isn't a FireWire device.
Also, any truth in video delays rumours using a MOJO.
Any hints would be greatly appreciated.

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