Musicvid wrote on 7/3/2018, 2:39 PM

Not yet

fhu wrote on 7/3/2018, 3:49 PM

Here's more detailed info:

Vegas 14 build (270) -- Also tried most recent Vegas 15 build

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 Bit

Intel i7


Below is the .veg File.

Musicvid wrote on 7/3/2018, 4:50 PM

What media event is on the timeline at that point??

That's what I wanted to see from your Media Properties (C1, C2, C3 in the list I linked).

Try deleting it and see if that fixes it.

You need to right-click on that timeline media event or Source Media folder and select Properties.



fhu wrote on 7/3/2018, 5:06 PM

I can't get to that point of seeing the media events on the timeline.

It begins to load the project as normal but the progress bar stops at 23% then freezes. No media appears on the timeline once it freezes at 23%.

Musicvid wrote on 7/3/2018, 5:28 PM

Then just guess. Delete or rename Project Media one at a time until you find the culprit. Post back with Mediainfo Properties once you do. Good luck.

fhu wrote on 7/3/2018, 6:00 PM

I appreciate you helping out Musicvid.

Does anyone have other thoughts?

Musicvid wrote on 7/3/2018, 8:05 PM

I have presented you with one logical workflow to isolate and reveal your problem media event or naughty plugin for inspection by people having more expertise than me. Really sorry if it is inconvenient; it's the best I could come up within the past fifteen years.

"Could be" just another *ts charade (fourth this week), but what would I know?

I certainly hope that someone else "has other thoughts." Otherwise, you are facing the dreaded "Magix Support Ticket," where you will be asked for precisely the same information, as alresdy solicited above by Nick, our lead moderator, not me. Your project file doesn't tell us jack.

Of course, you could upload all your source media and project to a fileshare, and see if someone is willing to do all the work for you, or maybe even pull a rabbit out of a hat.

Good luck, I've got barbeque calling.

fhu wrote on 7/3/2018, 8:08 PM

Haha, I know right. I'm hoping that I won't have to go there (support ticket). Appreciate your suggestion, I tried your workflow but the issue still exist.

Project Freezing at 23%.

EricLNZ wrote on 7/3/2018, 9:18 PM

23% means nothing to us.

"Delete or rename Project Media one at a time until you find the culprit." as said by Musicvid is the way I'd go. Time consuming yes, especially if it's a big project.

My only other thought is do you have an earlier backup of your project?

fhu wrote on 7/3/2018, 9:29 PM

Thanks for responding EricLNZ.

Yeah I have 10 other back-ups but they are all freezing while loading. These .veg files were copied and pasted from another drive (this is a mirrored backup drive) -- should that make a difference?


zdogg wrote on 7/3/2018, 11:13 PM

Do you have an AVI file in your project?


fhu wrote on 7/4/2018, 9:26 AM

Yes. There is one or two AVI files but majority MXF (sony) files.

Kinvermark wrote on 7/4/2018, 1:48 PM

You need a methodical approach because it could be many, many, things. Don't just guess (or follow other's guesses).

First, go through troubleshooting guides #8 & #15.

If you suspect the media, a quick way would be to rename the entire media folder first to see if you can at least open the project (priority one).

if you are persistent, 90% likely you will find the problem.

zdogg wrote on 7/5/2018, 4:54 PM

Do you have any control surfaces, midi devices, vst's (especially invalid, unregistered)?

zdogg wrote on 7/5/2018, 4:59 PM

Maybe temporarily rename the AVI files, (just put an x in front of name) just to eliminate as possibility. Vegas won't find them, tell Vegas to ignore those unfound files, and see if you can load the project. This AVI problem , the aforementioned VST, control / midi devices issues and in addition some Quick Time issues have resulted in those hang up on loading for me, and almost nothing else.


fhu wrote on 7/5/2018, 6:09 PM

Thanks zdogg. I tried your .DLL suggestion, disconnected all devices, and also changed all of the names for the files but still a no-go.

I really appreciate you offering those suggestions though.

These .veg files might simply be corrupt.



Kinvermark wrote on 7/5/2018, 7:15 PM

I downloaded your veg file. Opens fine, so not corrupt. Did you try troubleshooting as I suggested earlier? You need to look at your redgiant plugins for sure.

Musicvid wrote on 7/5/2018, 7:46 PM

Engaging in guesswork by telepathy or speculation is futile. I know I'm no good at it.


You are more than welcome to devise your own rational troubleshooting workflow if ours seems too cumbersome. When you find the troubled event or plugin, post back with full properties. We can fix some things, but not if we can't see them.

zdogg wrote on 7/6/2018, 10:06 PM

This seems so obvious but did you just reinstall the program (de-install first)? That often fixes mysterious problems. When your computer hangs upon loading files, it is usually saying it can't load that file for any number of reasons, bad or missing codec, maybe the file itself corrupt but do try the obvious, (reinstall) first. Let's see. Perhaps you did that already and I did not see.