Well, pulling the plug 🔌 from the Router-MODEM. Why? ‘Cos I’ve noticed my ETHERNET on TM switching in and out by the second. Now that I’ve Liberated my VP PC from the WWW I’m smashing editing times with no seizures or whiteouts.
It periodically "phones home" to make sure that you have a legitimate license. If you ever notice a length delay in Vegas starting, it's for that very reason. I have all versions from 12 through 17 on my machine. If I haven't used one of the Magix versions for awhile, it will always take a very long time to start--for that very reason.
@Grazie It periodically "phones home" to make sure that you have a legitimate license.
@wwaag - Yup, I know that one. But this is a continual DialOut sequence. This can’t be the License thing.
If you ever notice a length delay in Vegas starting, it's for that very reason.
@wwaag - Sure, and when it does I’ll know now to plug it back in 😉!
I have all versions from 12 through 17 on my machine. If I haven't used one of the Magix versions for awhile, it will always take a very long time to start--for that very reason.
@wwaag - Well, that’s interesting. So VP must have a Time Lock to run a routine to do that - yes? No, I’m watching a continual usage of my Ethernet, not big, but it’s there and it coincides with a VP Whiteout or hang. I’ve also experimented with suspending my AV s/w and removing my WAVES VSTs. I’m trying to think of any other licence grabbing Plugs I’ve got that would feel the need to wanna call mama. 😭
I’ll carry on with my theory, until such time as it proves a Red Herring.
@Grazie I generally leave my internet disconnected for all the reasons you cite. But previous versions of Vegas seemed to phone home about once a month but would not balk till I tried to save an edit or render something. In which case it would unceremoniously exit with an error message and throw away my work. Didn't even save a bak file. Not sure if v17 still behaves as badly because I learned the hard way to avoid finding out.
The only work around I've found to avoid the throw-away when not connected to the Internet is to do the save immediately upon opening the project. That way it'll bomb you out before you do any work. At the cost of overwriting your previous bak. Although I suppose a script or feature that causes a save immediately after doing the 1st edit should work almost as well.