#18 BWF MetaEdit continually crashes

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2013-05-20
2012-11-07
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Working with version 1.2 in Windows XP. Working on 64k, 24 bit WAV files created using Pro Tool on Mac Lion with DigiDesign 96 IO.

BWF MetaEdit continually crashes. Can not reliably replicate crash...happens when trying to save batch processed files...happens when opening files, happens when cutting and pasting data from one field to another in Core metadata. Using most defaults in application. If saving individual files, will work for 1 or 2 files, then crashes on 3rd file. Sometimes crashes when opening 3rd file...other when attempting to save 3rd file. Can replicate problem on multiple computers running Windows XP.

Worked with program for an hour and it crashed more than a dozen times. When crashes, sometimes metadata is saved with file, but more often, data isn't saved. No report as to why application crashed, simply get a Windows Error Report stating that a problem occurred and MetaEdit is forced to close. Over 2 days, program has crashed more than it has worked.

Reason for using MetaEdit is to add metadata. Adding data to Description, Originator, Originator Reference, Coding History, IARL, ICMT, ISRF

Contact at jwalko@scenesavers.com

Discussion

  • SceneSavers
    SceneSavers
    2012-11-07

    Additional comment: Program just crashed when simply entering data. Was not attempting to save.

     
  • SceneSavers
    SceneSavers
    2012-11-07

    Discovered possible clue as to why program crashes. When opening MetaEdit, memory usage jumps to 45000k. When opening a single file within MetaEdit, memory usage jumps to 80000k. Adding metadata to file causes memory usage to increase slightly. When opening multiple files, memory usage jumps to 180000k. When attempting to save multiple files, memory usage jumps to 250000k and program crashes instantly. This is repeatable.

     
  • I have been able to duplicate this on a W7 64 bit machine with 16 GB of RAM. It does not happen on all files but it happened on the 10-second files I generated for the marker issue I'm reporting separately. I have attached two confirmed problem files.

    It crashed as I tried to save each of them. The crashes did NOT happen with 1.1.1, but did with 1.2.0 (which I updated to in order to address the other issue with the latest version). I have uploaded two files that caused the crash each time (but did save the MD5 chunk.

     
  • See ID 3599544 for my files for this in Windows.

     
    • priority: 5 --> 9
     
  • mblinker
    mblinker
    2013-05-20

    Consistently crashes when hovering over or clicking on IKEY to edit the keywords. I may have to find a new editor just for keywords alone. Restarting didn't help.