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Installing plugins takes a LONG time

Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 1:59pm

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kestrel rob

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Hi all,

I am new to AlamDV2, and have found that when I put new pluggins into the pluggins directory and then start AlamDV once the program detects new plugins are there, it seams to take ages to install them, it quotes that it will take say 11 minutes to install them all, but actually takes HOURS!!

I have WinXP Pro 512MB ram, 2.6ghz processor over 14gb free disk space.

Any ideas?

I also have been having major problems with various script errors, which get fixed if I re-install AlamDV2, but if I do, I have to re-install all my plugins, which can take well over 12 hours!! - not pleasant sleep

Thanks
Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 2:04pm

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could be a disk speed issue, or it could be the fact that csb recommend you install plugins in small batches. if you've downloaded 1000 plugins and expect them to install quickly, all at once; you're sadly mistaken.
Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 2:08pm

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They should not take very long time....., and did u install them correctly?
and if u get script errors..., so what kind of errors, and what do they say?


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Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 2:09pm

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*xcession taps the notice saying "no such thing as '......,"*
Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 2:09pm

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I have been installing them in small batches as it's taking way too long to install a large amount of them.

Anyway the script error only occured when I moved a working plugin from one folder to another. Now I can't get into AlamDV at all, or it lets me in but I can't do ANYTHING!
Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 2:18pm

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kestrel rob

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c R a Z y wrote:

They should not take very long time....., and did u install them correctly?
and if u get script errors..., so what kind of errors, and what do they say?


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To install them, I've just been unzipping the zip file and copying it into the pluggins directory under the relevant directory, nothing more than that (I thought that's what your supposed to do). Then when I run AlamDV2 it seems to detect the fact that there are any changes and installs them automatically - is this correct?

As for the current script error it says:
Window title:
Director player error

Window text:
Proterty List expected for handler

#getProp

Script.Error Continue?

Window Buttons:
Yes or No
Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 2:21pm

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Firstly, check you are in 32bit mode. Installing new graphics drivers etc can revert you to a lower bit mode sometimes. In fact many things can, so theres a chance that if you *Thought* you were in 32bit, you actualyl aren't.

Then, reinstalled alamdv in 32bit mode.

Then, reinstall your plugins in 32bit mode.

Also make sure your QuickTime is up to date.

Make sure you install plugins to their own named directory under a plugin type subdirectory.

Finally...don't move plugins around once they are installed! lol! thats moronic!
Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 2:23pm

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If you are having problems with the plugins, then maybe only install the ones that you need for your project? This will minimise the installation time and and problems.
Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 2:26pm

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kestrel rob

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Am in 32bit mode, first thing I checked wink

And I did install everything in 32bit mode too.

Am hasitant to re-install AlamDV as it's taking so long sleep to put the plugins back in, and it seems to be a lottery as to whether they will cause another scripting error and force me to start over again.
Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 2:29pm

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If you install it correctly, with all the requisit software (eg: QT etc), theres no reason why installing plugins in suitably small batches should cause any errors whatsoever.
Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 2:32pm

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kestrel rob

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Ok, so how small are we talking?

And should I do something between installations? (like rebooting or creating a small prject with the new plugins or something?)
Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 2:36pm

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erm, pass. i'll hand over to tarn or someone.

5-10?
Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 2:37pm

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Could I ask what machine you have, I looked into this once before and found that certain machines, Advent, patriot, e machines etc would give script errors on some plugins.
If you have any of the above do what tarn suggests and only install the plugins you need, you will you save hard drive space and can burn the zipped plugins on a cd-r for future use.

If you do install the ones you need you'll narrow down the script error which would be 1 plugin, let us know on here what plugin it's that doesn't work with the machine and we will all try to sort it out.
Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 2:37pm

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c R a Z y

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First, did you read this : http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/plugins/installingplugins.html ???

I need to think, your problem..., I had also many problems...., I will answer later, when I think, that I certainly know your problem...., OK? smile


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Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 2:38pm

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Try only installing ones that you specifically need - no need to waste time installing plugins you're not going to use. Try installing about 5 at a time. If you're on a PC there shouldn't really be any installation problems, so make sure you've unzipped all the plugins properly and that there weren't any download problems.

But, yes, install them as you need them, so that'll be in small batches presumably. Then at least you might be able to pinpoint the problematic plugin, if there is a specific one.
Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 2:47pm

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c R a Z y wrote:

First, did you read this : http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/plugins/installingplugins.html ???

I need to think, your problem..., I had also many problems...., I will answer later, when I think, that I certainly know your problem...., OK? smile


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Yep, read all the FAQ's I could find and also searched the forums, posting here was my last resort.

As for my machine, it's a Medion laptop running WinXP Pro.

I had all my plugin's working perfectly, after many hours of installing them (in small batches! wink ) but one of them (the klingon transporter effect) was in it's own sub-directory inside it's own sub-directory so to select it inside AlamDV2 I had to click on klingon Transporter/Klingon Transporter/Klingon Transporter! It wasn't a major problem but I thought it would be easy to fix, I have put it back where it was when it WAS working but it looks like the damage has been done as it didn't help at all.

Thanks for all the help guys - very speedy response (are we all sitting on here just waiting for Chromanator news, or is it just me biggrin )
Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 2:49pm

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Hehe. I sit on here all day anyway, it's part of my job. smile
Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 3:58pm

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kestrel rob

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I am just trying this out on my other PC, running Win98se, so far it installs the plugins ALOT quicker, I am still experimenting with it at the moment though, but will post back with the results.

Thanks for all the help guys.
Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 10:52pm

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Crazy, please stop writing " ..., ". Either put ... or , but please not ..., it gives me a headache.
Posted: Fri, 9th Jan 2004, 9:05am

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I have stopped writing "...," I dont know how it makes people confused, but I`ve still stopped it. smile


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