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I have a show that exists on an external drive. I have been moving the project file and media files from the external drive to a production computer and then back again several times with no issues. Now, however, when I'm trying to open the project on my PC it starts refreshing the media and then Watchout quits completely. It might be a corrupt piece of media, but it stops at different points in the refresh process each time. Is there a way to bypass the refresh media step in opening a project?

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I have a show that exists on an external drive. I have been moving the project file and media files from the external drive to a production computer and then back again several times with no issues. Now, however, when I'm trying to open the project on my PC it starts refreshing the media and then Watchout quits completely. It might be a corrupt piece of media, but it stops at different points in the refresh process each time. Is there a way to bypass the refresh media step in opening a project?

 

No, you can not bypass the analysis of the media, 

it is necessary to create the preview images and this requires accessing the original files.

 

But I suspect the computer that is crashing is one that was not successfully used for WATCHOUT previously.

From what you describe, the tuning of the computer is where I would look first.

 

The most common cause of Production crashing during media caching is 

failure to disable Windows Media Center,

a known conflict with WATCHOUT's media analysis process.

(There is also information on where to find the Windows tuning guide for WATCHOUT

at the link referenced above).

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