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Anthony Moore4 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
Never had a major problem with iMovie since iMovie 2 until this update.

iMovie '09 crashes upon launch. I switch to my daughter's account and iMovie '09 opens cleanly. I think ok, corrupted plist file in my Home Library folder. No success going that route. However, I have the feeling my crashing problem is related to "iPhoto Videos" because that is what is selected when I try to launch on my account from the last time I had used it.

So I move my iPhoto Library to a Shared folder, log in to my daughter's account and point her iPhoto to that library. Launch iMovie under her account. Everything seems ok until I choose iPhoto Videos and then it crashes under her account now, too.

I've deleted every sort of plist that sounded plausible; iLifeMediaBrowser.plist, iLife09.plist, iMovie8.plist, etc.

Anyone have a suggestion?

Our Digital Camera that we take video with is a Kodak DX7630. I will note that in the previous version of iMovie the videos taken with our camera did not show up at all. In this version they seem to be showing up but it keeps crashing now. Deleting the movies out of iPhoto is not an option.

Computer is 24" iMac running 10.5.6 with all software updates.

24" iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (84,830 points)
    Are you able to temporarily remove the videos from iphoto, to diagnose the problem.
  • Anthony Moore4 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Maybe if I can make a smart album to sort them out. There's quite a few of them. At the moment I deleted iMovie and am currently reinstalling it. Doubt that'll help. If it doesn't I'll see if I can get them out of iPhoto.

    When I put them back they should get sorted back in to their correct Event correct?
  • Jim2006 Level 2 Level 2 (360 points)
    Anthony, post the crashlog and let's have a look.
  • Anthony Moore4 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    There is nothing in the Crashlog Reporter. It's technically listed as a hang. I, also, noticed that the processor shoots up to 100% in iMovie when it hangs. This is what's listed in All Messages with the word "iMovie" in it. Let me know if you're looking for something else. I have to go to bed soon (EST) but I'll hang out for a bit and wait for replies...

    1/28/09 6:06:34 PM com.apple.launchd[106] ([0x0-0x3f03f].com.apple.iMovie8[561]) Exited: Terminated
    1/28/09 6:06:44 PM SubmitReport[2499] Submitted compressed hang report for iMovie
    1/28/09 6:11:17 PM com.apple.launchd[106] ([0x0-0xef0ef].com.apple.iMovie8[2519]) Exited: Terminated
    1/28/09 6:11:30 PM SubmitReport[2535] Submitted compressed hang report for iMovie
    1/28/09 6:16:37 PM com.apple.launchd[86] ([0x0-0x1e01e].com.apple.iMovie8[186]) Exited: Terminated
    1/28/09 6:18:58 PM com.apple.launchd[86] ([0x0-0x23023].com.apple.iMovie8[199]) Exited: Terminated
    1/28/09 6:19:08 PM SubmitReport[218] Submitted compressed hang report for iMovie
    1/28/09 6:28:18 PM /Applications/iMovie.app/Contents/MacOS/iMovie[188] _RemoveTimeTask(), the current time manager task 0x1c38d69c being removed is also currently executing its tmAddr routine, so unexpected things may result ( Radar #4555679 ).
    1/28/09 6:31:40 PM com.apple.launchd[98] ([0x0-0x20020].com.apple.iMovie8[188]) Exited: Terminated
    1/28/09 6:31:49 PM SubmitReport[205] Submitted compressed hang report for iMovie
    1/28/09 6:33:31 PM com.apple.launchd[98] ([0x0-0x24024].com.apple.iMovie8[209]) Exited: Terminated
    1/28/09 6:33:42 PM SubmitReport[221] Submitted compressed hang report for iMovie
    1/28/09 7:02:19 PM com.apple.launchd[103] ([0x0-0x1f01f].com.apple.iMovie8[197]) Exited: Terminated
    1/28/09 7:04:01 PM SubmitReport[217] Submitted compressed hang report for iMovie
    1/29/09 8:47:02 PM com.apple.launchd[103] ([0x0-0xde0de].com.apple.iMovie8[4028]) Exited: Terminated
    1/29/09 8:47:11 PM SubmitReport[4045] Submitted compressed hang report for iMovie
    1/29/09 8:52:40 PM com.apple.launchd[103] ([0x0-0xe50e5].com.apple.iMovie8[4060]) Exited: Terminated
    1/29/09 9:21:24 PM SubmitReport[4304] Submitted compressed hang report for iMovie
    1/29/09 9:35:47 PM com.apple.launchd[80] ([0x0-0x1a01a].com.apple.iMovie8[182]) Exited: Terminated
    1/29/09 9:36:00 PM SubmitReport[196] Submitted compressed hang report for iMovie
    1/29/09 9:46:59 PM com.apple.launchd[80] ([0x0-0x22022].com.apple.iMovie8[231]) Exited: Terminated
    1/29/09 9:47:08 PM SubmitReport[248] Submitted compressed hang report for iMovie
    1/29/09 10:48:59 PM com.apple.launchd[80] ([0x0-0x4d04d].com.apple.iMovie8[512]) Exited: Terminated
    1/29/09 10:49:05 PM SubmitReport[620] Submitted compressed hang report for iMovie
    1/29/09 10:52:12 PM Installer[645] Upgrade: "iMovie"
    1/29/09 10:52:55 PM Installer[645] run preflight script for iMovie
    1/29/09 10:52:56 PM Installer[645] run preflight script for iMovie
    1/29/09 10:56:28 PM Installer[645] Processing iMovie:
    1/29/09 10:57:04 PM Installer[645] Processing iMovie:
    1/29/09 11:03:37 PM Installer[645] run postflight script for iMovie
    1/29/09 11:03:37 PM Installer[645] run postflight script for iMovie
    1/29/09 11:14:44 PM com.apple.launchd[111] ([0x0-0x20020].com.apple.iMovie8[219]) Exited: Terminated
    1/29/09 11:14:54 PM SubmitReport[238] Submitted compressed hang report for iMovie
  • Anthony Moore4 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    I made a Smart Album of the videos. 481 of them. I noticed that the first 15 or so show 0:00 for time even though they obviously are not 0:00.

    I can move a video out to a folder. But deleting them from iPhoto is a greyed out option in this view. I tried several different options but deleting from a smart album does not appear to be possible. What's a practical way to delete them?
  • Anthony Moore4 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Since I wasn't sure of a practical way to delete the videos from iPhoto I copied a couple in to my daughter's iPhoto Library in her account including one of the ones listed with a time of 0:00. They both show up fine in iMovie in her account and no hang.

    I wonder if iMovie is just choking under the 481 videos in iPhoto? I have to go to bed but I'll set my normal iPhoto to rebuild the Thumbnails overnight and I'll take this up tomorrow and see if that helps.

    Message was edited by: Anthony Moore4
  • Jim2006 Level 2 Level 2 (360 points)
    Try removing Perian, DivX, Flip4Mac or any other non apple codec if you have any of these installed.
  • Jim2006 Level 2 Level 2 (360 points)
    After looking at your last post, first try removing Perian if you have that installed.
  • Anthony Moore4 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Tried removing Perian, DivX, & Flip4Mac. No change.

    I tried rebuilding the iPhoto Library. No change.

    I removed the entire Preferences folder in the User Library. No change

    I have a cloned backup. I tried linking iPhoto to that cloned library. No change.

    I'm pretty well convinced the problem is in the iPhoto Library but I'm not sure what I can do about it. Since there doesn't seem to be any practical way to remove the videos from the Library maybe I could attempt adding videos in batches to my daughter's account in iPhoto until I run in to a problem but what a pain.

    Oh and I considered posting the Hang Log that gets submitted to Apple but it's really long.

    Message was edited by: Anthony Moore4
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,370 points)
    You can remove the 15videos using iPhoto. Look at your smart album. Write down the file names of the videos that you want to remove. Then open iPhoto in Photos mode (right under events). Put the file names one be one into the search bar at the bottom. You should be able to remove them from here.
  • Anthony Moore4 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Thanks. I sort of did that with one video I noticed was all black. Wasn't the problem child.

    I've since copied those 15 (because they're all at the top for some reason) to my daughters account and they're not causing a problem in iMovie there so I guess they're not the problem children.

    I guess I'm just going to continue copying the videos to her account one row at a time and keep relaunching iMovie to see if it hangs at some point. 481 of them though

    If none ever create a problem then I'm at a loss. I'm not even sure how I would delete the ones in the original account in order to reimport them. I was considering that maybe I could rebuild a new library from Time Machine backup and see what that does. 44GB though so I'd need to Ethernet it to my iMac. Any thoughts?
  • Anthony Moore4 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    What might me a good troubleshooting idea is if I could run iMovie '09 on a different computer and point that computers iPhoto to my iPhoto Library. If it crashes then it is definitely related to my iPhoto Library and if it doesn't then it is not.

    Unfortunately my 12" Powerbook is not iMovie '09 compatible. Think maybe I'll run my Extenal Drive Clone to a friends house to try that because at least it'd be definitive.
  • Prolepse Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem on my computer (MacBook Pro 15 unibody, MacOX 10.5.6 with all software updates)
    iMovie'09 run well on another account but does not launch on my main account.
    My iPhoto Library contains 8125 photos and 103 movies (avi & mov) (26 Go) but I do not see relation with the problem.

    I try :
    - to create another iPhoto Library on the account
    - to copy com.apple.iMovie8.plist from another account

    But nothing…

    I plan to install iLife'09 again and read forums…

    Thanks for your help.

    Florian
    From France
  • Anthony Moore4 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Let me know if you find a fix for yours and I'll do the same. I'm taking mine to an Apple Store this evening. Figure they could at least try running on iMovie on a different machine and point their iPhoto to my iPhoto Library and see what happens.
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