Project Transfer Problems

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Buda Bless
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Project Transfer Problems

Post by Buda Bless » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:58 am

I recently got a new laptop for video editing as my old machine is at it's limits.

I transferred the entire project folder along with all media that makes up my movie to the new computer. Whenever I go to load the current project on my new computer, my Mixcraft program is terminated.

Is there a cheatsheet or checklist for transferring a working project between machines? I have tried sending log files to tech support but most they have been able to tell me is that it terminated on a certian graphic (though Idk if that is the instance where it terminates every time). It was a .png but I have since tried to reformat it to a .jpg but with no results.

I am looking at reworking the entire movie which is quite disheartening. If there is any suggestions I would gladly try. Thanks

Anorax
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Re: Project Transfer Problems

Post by Anorax » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:06 am

Does the program crash when mixcraft opens the image file, or when it tries to find the file? This is very semantic I know, but knowing when the crash happens can determine how difficult it will be to recover the project.

Buda Bless
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Re: Project Transfer Problems

Post by Buda Bless » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:52 am

I'm pretty sure it is while it is still searching. My computer finds the files all very fast when I'm watching it then it just closes all the way out.

Only way I was able to tell what file it crashed on was from tech support when they reviewed my log file. Otherwise they were being found so fast, I couldn't read the names as they went by.

It is actually about half way through the file search

GovernmentMule
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Re: Project Transfer Problems

Post by GovernmentMule » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:53 am

Buda Bless wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:58 am


I transferred the entire project folder along with all media that makes up my movie to the new computer.
How did you do this? Did you use the " Copy Project Files to" from the file menu in Mixcraft. Page 337 of the manual.

The one time I switched to a new computer I used this command and it saves the project to one folder with all the media that is at other places on your computer such as midi files, wav files, and jpeg files.

If you did not do it this way you could give it a shot. Good luck.

Buda Bless
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Re: Project Transfer Problems

Post by Buda Bless » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:13 am

GovernmentMule wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:53 am
Buda Bless wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:58 am


I transferred the entire project folder along with all media that makes up my movie to the new computer.
How did you do this? Did you use the " Copy Project Files to" from the file menu in Mixcraft. Page 337 of the manual.

The one time I switched to a new computer I used this command and it saves the project to one folder with all the media that is at other places on your computer such as midi files, wav files, and jpeg files.

If you did not do it this way you could give it a shot. Good luck.
Thank you, no I havn't discovered this section. I think this is the advice I might need. I am going to try this method. I had copy and pasted all files before and put on my external drive and then transfered over to the new machine.

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