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#1 primaveranz

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:05 PM

Just trying 1.5.2 for the first time and not having much fun sadly. I have had a few "hangs" but the more annoying thing is that if I choose any flavour of "webm" and press the render button nothing happens. Occasionally I get a message saying the file already exists (if it does, then Win7 search can't find it) but even in those cases when I choose overwrite or render with different name nothing happens either.
Pourquoi mes braves?
I have an NVIDIA GeForce GT425M and all video drivers are up to date.
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#2 Ben_S

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:34 PM

Do any of the rendering options work (other than image sequence)?
Is 'play video on prop' also broken? (although you would need a webm video to test it)
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#3 primaveranz

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:03 PM

QUOTE (Ben_S @ Apr 28 2012, 12:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do any of the rendering options work (other than image sequence)?
Is 'play video on prop' also broken? (although you would need a webm video to test it)

HuffYUV worked once but since I restarted my laptop it appears that only the image sequence does.
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#4 Ben_S

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:40 PM

I would be interested in seeing a log.txt after you try to render, and it fails.
This is created in the Moviestorm user folder. It is emptied each time you start Moviestorm, so please reproduce the problem first. It's in:
Vista, Win7, Macs: Users/[Username]/Moviestorm
WinXP: C:/Documents and Settings/[Username]/Moviestorm

If it crashes to desktop when you try and render, would also be interested in seeing hs_err_pid####.log
PC: The crash log is created in the folder where you installed moviestorm, when Moviestorm crashes to desktop.
Look in C:/Program Files/Moviestorm
There may be multiple versions of this file if Moviestorm has crashed several times - choose the one thats file date/time matches the crash.

Also, when did the huffyuv work, and have you installed anything else since then?
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#5 primaveranz

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 11:34 PM

Hi Ben,

I haven't used this laptop for 3 months and when I shut it down last night it performed several windows software updates. This morning I tried MS and the render to webm works fine!
However I notice if I try to watch any movies on the MS site e.g. http://www.moviestor...p;vid_id=108006
there is a thick green bar along the top of the screen.
I just tried a movie on Vimeo and got the same result Is that a flash issue?

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:52 AM

QUOTE (primaveranz @ Apr 28 2012, 11:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
software updates. This morning I tried MS and the render to webm works fine!


I spoke too soon wink.gif

It seems like I can only render to webm once in a session. E.g. if I open another movie and try to render that then I get the same "nothing happening".

If I close MS, reopen and try again with the second movie it works OK.
I have had a few other strange things happen. On one occasion while rendering instead of showing the movie with the progress bar all I could see was the "This file already exists" dialogue box (I had just clicked "overwrite") flashing rapidly on and off while the render took place successfully.

Just now, I opened an old movie, removed the keyboard prop and replaced it with the violin, opened the gesturiser added a couple of gestures then on adding the third, MS crashed.

Have attached the log and error files.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:06 AM

Here is another error log from the latest crash while using the violin prop again a few minutes later.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:21 AM

I had another crash while rotating a view so I suspect both these problems are memory related but I thought this version of MS would use less memory so maybe not. I tried changing my system swap file size but that hasn't helped.
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#9 Ben_S

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:12 AM

Both of these errors are about Moviestorm not being able to assign new memory due to your system having run out of address space.
Moviestorm, as a 32 bit process, can only address 4gb of memory; 2gb is reserved for the operating system.
Some is assigned for the java heap space (possibly about twice as much as the heap limit).
It appears that rendering requires more.

If you have in the past changed the amount of heaps space available for Moviestorm (as described in this thread: http://www.moviestor...showtopic=5827) then you should change it to a lower number. Moviestorm 1.5.2 is more efficient with heap space than earlier versions of Moviestorm were, so you can afford to have a lower limit on the heap space, which provides more address space for non-heap things.

You might also try disabling some of your addons that are not being used for your movie; 187 addons might be too many.
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