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Old 03-31-2017, 05:41 AM
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Default Play button flashes as stops (not external sync, not wait for midi)

Hi all

I've seen a few posts regarding this so I already presume my issue won't be fixed, but worth a shot, as I think I've nailed down how the issue comes about.

Pro Tools 12.6, Mac Pro running El Capitan. Focusrite Clarett 8 Pre X.

More often than not, Pro Tools will end up with the 'play button flashing' symptom - which means I am unable to play a session. Not only this, when this happens, when trying to close the session, pro tools crashes every time without fail.

It's not on wait for note, it's not on external sync, I have trashes preferences, I have shut down/restart etc etc etc etc....

HOWEVER! I've noticed this happens when using Chrome. I do a lot of voice over sessions, and quite often I am instructed to find a video/song (for example) to play for mood. Once I open Chrome (note it doesn't happen every time), and play a song through AudioNetwork for example, or even youtube, this is when Pro Tools dies.

It appears Chrome seems to disable the playback engine is it boots up. Or similar.

Has anyone experienced this, if so, is there a fix?

Changing buffer or re opening session causes a crash.

Thanks!
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Old 03-31-2017, 08:05 AM
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Default Re: Play button flashes as stops (not external sync, not wait for midi)

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Hi all

I've seen a few posts regarding this so I already presume my issue won't be fixed, but worth a shot, as I think I've nailed down how the issue comes about.

Pro Tools 12.6, Mac Pro running El Capitan. Focusrite Clarett 8 Pre X.

More often than not, Pro Tools will end up with the 'play button flashing' symptom - which means I am unable to play a session. Not only this, when this happens, when trying to close the session, pro tools crashes every time without fail.

It's not on wait for note, it's not on external sync, I have trashes preferences, I have shut down/restart etc etc etc etc....

HOWEVER! I've noticed this happens when using Chrome. I do a lot of voice over sessions, and quite often I am instructed to find a video/song (for example) to play for mood. Once I open Chrome (note it doesn't happen every time), and play a song through AudioNetwork for example, or even youtube, this is when Pro Tools dies.

It appears Chrome seems to disable the playback engine is it boots up. Or similar.

Has anyone experienced this, if so, is there a fix?

Changing buffer or re opening session causes a crash.

Thanks!
been trying Hard to Reproduce here with no luck ... do you have a session that does this consistently for you ??? if so can you post it somewhere - i will download and test for you .... john
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Old 03-31-2017, 09:08 AM
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Default Re: Play button flashes as stops (not external sync, not wait for midi)

Cheers John

It's not session dependant, and it's happened just now as I come onto the forums!

Playback does not work and I know when I close the session, it'll crash and I'll have to force quit..........
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Old 03-31-2017, 09:10 AM
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Cheers John

It's not session dependant, and it's happened just now as I come onto the forums!

Playback does not work and I know when I close the session, it'll crash and I'll have to force quit..........
yep... completely crashed......
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Old 03-31-2017, 09:17 AM
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Yep I get this happening. Only cure is restarting Pro Tools. I get this along side other bugs such as 9173. I'm on PC but use Firefox. Not seen a pattern seems to be random.
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