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  • 15. Re: aperture thumbnail generation forever
    klawusel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    As soon as I select all videos from the smart album, the ball of death appears

     

    I could try to select only a bunch, relocate and remove them but we are talking about 450 videos

     

    Is there some easier way?

  • 16. Re: aperture thumbnail generation forever
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,720 points)

    As soon as I select all videos from the smart album, the ball of death appears

    Too bad.

     

    Try the following, Klaus: (you do have abackup of the Aperture library, don't you )

    To remove the videos using the Finder:

    • Quit Aperture.
    • Select the Aperture library in the Finder and control-click it, then select "Show Package contents" from the pop-up menu.
    • Go to the Finder window that opens and press ⌘F.

     

    Add a rule "Kind is Movie"

     

    This will show all movies in the Aperture library. Remove them.

  • 17. Re: aperture thumbnail generation forever
    klawusel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Leonie

     

    I removed all videos from the library and just started aperture again which is now geenrating 30000 thumbs

     

    Compared to all prior tries this looks better so lets cross fingers.

     

    Thanks for the help, I really learned some things today (finder is your friend, and looking for videos is much easier than it is in windows)

    BW: is there a way to define what counts as a video (maybe a list of extensions)?

     

    Regards

    Klaus

     

    P.S: I come back to you after aperture is done / or stuck ;-)

  • 18. Re: aperture thumbnail generation forever
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,720 points)

    That sounds promising, Klaus. Good.

     

    BW: is there a way to define what counts as a video (maybe a list of extensions)?

    If you only want to find AVI files, for example, you can also search by filename extension:

    Screen Shot 2013-06-07 at 23.45.44MESZ.PNG

  • 19. Re: aperture thumbnail generation forever
    klawusel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi

     

    after finding some avi files that I could relocate but that still kill my machine I restarted aperture again and right now I am at 15000 from 30000 thumbs, still processing, so this seems working...

     

    I isolated all my video files to a separate folder and tried to look into them

     

    Most of them work fine, but I have some avi files that can be watched usig VLC, but when I try to start the in finder, my machine goes bananas (>130 % cpu)

     

    Is there a way to check which files are ok without having to check each one manually?

     

    And when the play in finder, willl they play when I import them, back to aperture?

     

    Regards

    Klaus

  • 20. Re: aperture thumbnail generation forever
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,720 points)

    I cannot be sure, Klaus.

    Apple did not publish a full list of compatible Video formats. This list is not exhaustive:

    Aperture 3: About Video and Audio formats in Aperture

     

    It does not support all QuickTime suoorted formats, so previewing in the Finder is not a safe test.

     

    I'd create a new Aperture library and import your videos in small batches into this library (as referenced, so you can easily delete them), and add only those, that will not make Aperture hang to your current library.

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