If I load the files, then go to the last file in the production and double click it, letting it play, then the rest of the files will play without going silent. In fact, I think that it will essentially play through the last file I dbl-clk, regardless of which one. (If that becomes important for someone to trouble shoot the problem, let me know and I will confirm.)
HOWEVER I STILL HAVE A PROBLEM...
I am getting a brief pause and a noticable click at each transition. This happenes even if I take a clip and use VM8 to split the clip, meaning it is not a problem with the source video. This was not a problem in VM7.5.
Can anyone else repeat these problems?