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Does the Proxy File Manager EVER finish?


TChris

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I have the following system:

 

Self-built

AMD Athlon 2600+ CPU on ECS N2U400A mobo (nForce2 chipset)

1 GB DDR333 RAM

120 GB Western Digital IDE HDD

XFX GeForce 6800XT AGP 8x graphics w/256MB

Windows 2000 Pro w/SP4 etc.

 

It's not cutting-edge, but certainly should be sufficient.

 

I'm working with a smallish (1.2 GB) MPEG file in Video Wave. The program is VERY sluggish (I'm not even sure if Drag-n-Drop is supported in EMC9 like it was in EMC7.5). I check my task manager, and VCGProxyFileMan is using 70-90% of the CPU. It has been for nearly HALF AN HOUR NOW.

 

I hesitate to even TRY a larger project, for fear the ProxyFileMan will hijack the computer for a day or two while it does whatever it does.

 

-Terry

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Go to start, run and type in msconfig

 

In the startup section, disable Roxwatchtray9 - reboot and tell the nag screen you know you disabled a startup program and kindly go away and don't ask me again :)

 

That will stop MediaWatch from kicking in which is the main offender in hogging resources

 

However, you must be aware that rendering a video is a very time consuming process and it does hog the CPU as if there was no tomorrow. On my own machine, I reckon on at least the actual time duration for the clip for the rendering time. If your mpeg file is 1 hour in duration, then expect at least that for rendering.

 

Me? I go watch some TV while it renders

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Go to start, run and type in msconfig

 

In the startup section, disable Roxwatchtray9 - reboot and tell the nag screen you know you disabled a startup program and kindly go away and don't ask me again :)

 

That will stop MediaWatch from kicking in which is the main offender in hogging resources

 

However, you must be aware that rendering a video is a very time consuming process and it does hog the CPU as if there was no tomorrow. On my own machine, I reckon on at least the actual time duration for the clip for the rendering time. If your mpeg file is 1 hour in duration, then expect at least that for rendering.

 

Me? I go watch some TV while it renders

 

Thanks for the advice. But you apparently didn't read what I wrote.

 

I don't have MediaWatch running. I already killed that program.

 

The hog was VCGProxyFileMan; I checked that in Task Manager.

 

And, I wasn't rendering. I was just trying to edit (adding a transition, at the time). The project has only one video source, which isn't even a very big file.

 

So, while your advice is all very good, none of it applies to my problem.

 

Thanks,

Terry

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Thanks for the advice. But you apparently didn't read what I wrote.

 

I don't have MediaWatch running. I already killed that program.

 

The hog was VCGProxyFileMan; I checked that in Task Manager.

 

And, I wasn't rendering. I was just trying to edit (adding a transition, at the time). The project has only one video source, which isn't even a very big file.

 

So, while your advice is all very good, none of it applies to my problem.

 

Thanks,

Terry

 

 

Have you done a defrag of your hard drive lately?

 

Check out this post on the same question.

 

http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?...+the+Background

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