PPro CS3 stops playing when application window is inactive

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    • #45414
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Hi,

      When I am working on a project, I sometimes need to open other applications, go to other folders or simply have a webpage up on my second monitor and read stuff while expecting PPro to keep playing. This was possible with PPro 2.0.

      Now PPro CS3 stops playing the footage, be it in the source window or timeline, as soon as I click on something else.

      Basically, no playback when PPro window is inactive… I am getting a bit annoyed as most of the time I need to play my footage in PPro while typing notes/script etc in another application.

      Any ideas how to sort this out?

      Thanks.

    • #188662
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Correction… It was 1.5 not PPro 2.0 which worked fine in the background…

      Hi, When I am working on a project, I sometimes need to open other applications, go to other folders or simply have a webpage up on my second monitor and read stuff while expecting PPro to keep playing. This was possible with PPro 2.0. Now PPro CS3 stops playing the footage, be it in the source window or timeline, as soon as I click on something else. Basically, no playback when PPro window is inactive… I am getting a bit annoyed as most of the time I need to play my footage in PPro while typing notes/script etc in another application. Any ideas how to sort this out? Thanks.

    • #188663
      Avatarchuckengels
      Participant

      There is a workaround for this that Robert Johnson posted at Muvipix and on the Adobe forum.

    • #188664
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      Thanks chuckengels…

      Would you have a link to Robert Johnson’s post by any chance?

    • #188665
      Avatarchuckengels
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      I tried to find it before posting but couldn’t, just remember that he had a workaround.

      There was another program that he ran to keep Premiere running in the background, can’t remember the name of it though. If you post on either the muvipix forum or the Adobe Premiere Elements forum he will answer you fairly quickly in most cases.

    • #188666
      Avatarchuckengels
      Participant

      Spoke too soon, found one of his posts.

      It has to do with using Windows Sniper

      http://www.adobeforums.com/webx/.59b722b8/11

    • #188667
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Thanks very much chuckengels… Much appreciated…

      I hope Adobe is aware of these issues… They are minor problems for most people perhaps but for those who have to use their software day in day out, such issues make a difficult job harder…

      Cheers

    • #188668
      Avatarjerronsmith
      Participant

      Since it is a drain on system resources to continue to play video when a program is minimized, or inactive. I doubt they consider it an issue.

    • #188669
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      Surely it must be up to the user to start/stop an application. Or at least we should be given the option…

      You can enable/disable auto play after rendering, can’t you…

    • #188670
      Avatarchuckengels
      Participant

      Adobe doesn’t do patches or updates to its Elements products very often, especially Premiere Elements. There has only been one patch in its 5 version history. They would also rather add flash more than functionality, at least it seems that way most of the time. I would doubt they will be investigating this issue anytime soon.

    • #188671
      Avatarjerronsmith
      Participant

      I assume that is because the elements have a 1 year production cycle unlike the 18 months of the higher end software.

      But who was talking about Elements?

    • #188672
      Avatarchuckengels
      Participant

      Ooops, sorry about that, guess the original question was about CS3.

      Just trying to help out when I can, and the two are very similar in many ways.

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