Isadora will not boot when I change media location



  • Okay this is driving me crazy. I had begun a project on one external HD and now I want to disconnect from that HD and use a faster external or the internal SSD. Only problem is, when I change the media's location to the drive I want, and disconnect the old HD from my machine, Isadora will not load the file. It freezes on a blank dialogue box and I have to force quit. Ideas?

    Alex Williams
    Video Designer
    Toronto


  • I also tried building a new project file, cutting and pasting all the scenes from the last project into the new one, and re-importing the media, which is now out of order and all scenes' media would have to be re-linked, but the same thing happened. It seems I can't run Isadora unless this one external drive is attached, otherwise it crashes Isadora. Would love some advice.



  • Hi Alex,

    Would you give a bit more detail anout your setup please ? ( OS, isadora version, machine etc... )
    What you get is quite strange, you should normaly get a dialog box at startup asking you to relocate your medias.
    Best
    Mehdi


  • Hi Mehdi,

    Thanks for your response. 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 MBP, 16 GB RAM, running OSX 10.7.4, Isadora Core 1.3.0f24.
    Dialog box yes, but it's blank and will not boot. I have to force quit.
    Thanks,
    Alex


  • Hi,

    Did you tried 1.3.0f25 ?
    Do you manage to launch isadora ( without opening an existing patch ) when this external drive is not connected ?
    Best
    Mehdi

  • Tech Staff

    This shouldn't happen if you copy the Izzy file plus the movies/media in the same hierarchical order to the new HDD.

    Best,
    Michel



  • @ Mehdi: Where would I get 1.3.0f25? Can't find it on the website.
    @ Michel: I've got 90 clips, added progressively over time, so I'm not aware of a way that I can keep them in order...


  • Hi,

    1.3.0f25 can be found [here](http://troikatronix.com/isadora-1-3-0f25-release-notes/)


  • Hi Mehdi, I don't think it's on that page. Can't link to it anywhere... sorry but am I missing it?



  • Okay, found 1.3.0f25 on another page and installed. Same problem - blank dialog box after a prompt to locate a missing file, when I press ignore, dialog box comes up and spinning beach ball. 


  • Tech Staff

    I will forward this to Mark to have a look at.

    I have a feeling its machine specific; i.e; its something to do with your machines/set-up.


  • Dear Alex,

    Can you send me the crash report? Please use the attached app to gather them and zip them to your desktop. Then put the result here. That will allow me to analyze the crash.
    Best Wishes,
    Mark

    1d2a80-get-recent-isadora-crashes.zip


  • Tech Staff

    @AlexWilliams
    One thing that I have learned over time is to put the Izzy project in one folder in that folder there is a folder for sound/pictures/movies etc, then there is another folder called old, there I through in all media not used anymore. If I then move the project, everything stays in the right order. Especially with lots of media a must.

    Best,
    Michel



  • Still haven't got a solution for this. Here's a video that shows the problem. The password for the video is: Isadora
    Any help would be appreciated. I'm in rehearsal and need to find a solution.
    https://vimeo.com/52524378

  • Tech Staff

    @AlexWilliams
    Just for checking if that works, what happens if you open Isadora first then go to "file-->open" and open your project that way?

    Best,
    Michel



  • Dear All,

    In my private back and forth with Alex, he now suspects that one of the clips imported into Isadora is a reference .mov, with the actual media being on one of the external drives. Isadora still shouldn't hang -- I'll look into that. But I'm waiting for confirmation that this might be the cause of the problem.
    Alex?
    Best Wishes,
    Mark


  • Hi Mark and all, thanks for your help. I couldn't find the source of the problem - yes there was a reference file, but I removed it from the media list, and it still crashed the same way. I decided to rebuild the project, instead of continuing to troubleshoot.


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