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GVJ 2.03 keeps crashing

Postby pjwassermann » Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:34 pm

Hi Cracks

GVJ 2.03 keeps crashing on my VJ's macBookPro quad core i7 2.2GHz with Yosemite 10.10.

I've heard of people quitting GVJ altogether because of frequent crashes. Is it a hopeless case or is there a possibility of getting the app to work normally?

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Re: GVJ 2.03 keeps crashing

Postby JJJ » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:17 am

Crash on start-up?
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Re: GVJ 2.03 keeps crashing

Postby pjwassermann » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:52 am

JJJ wrote:Crash on start-up?


No, start-up is normal, files get loaded. Then, after a while it crashes while performing or working on the visuals. We haven't yet found any pattern of circumstances that lead to the crash.

There are about 1.5GB of RAM allocated when all pic and videos are loaded. Is there an upper limit of RAM that shouldn't be exceeded?

Is there any kind of video codec that could cause the crashes?
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Re: GVJ 2.03 keeps crashing

Postby JJJ » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:27 pm

Are you using Quartz effects such as light tunnel?
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Re: GVJ 2.03 keeps crashing

Postby pjwassermann » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:09 pm

JJJ wrote:Are you using Quartz effects such as light tunnel?


No, we don't use any Quartz FX as they crash GVJ immediately.
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Re: GVJ 2.03 keeps crashing

Postby pjwassermann » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:10 pm

My VJ just told me that today she was working on her videos and pix and GVJ crashed about 15 times. She's getting depressions.... :(
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Re: GVJ 2.03 keeps crashing

Postby pjwassermann » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:16 pm

Is it possible to somehow get an activation code for 1.65? That version was more or less stable.

GVJ 2.0 is a shame.
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Re: GVJ 2.03 keeps crashing

Postby JJJ » Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:29 am

Try this...

Open Finder.
Command Shift G
Type: ~/Library/Preferences/
Delete: GV2 folder
Delete: com.ArKaos.GrandVJ.plist if you see it.
It's safe to delete any file related to Arkaos or GVJ2 here. Nothing harmed in deleting a .plist or .xml file.

This restores GVJ to factory default. RE-installing the software just doesn't cut it.

That might do it.

I had a crashfest too after loading 2.0.3 - this worked for me.

N.B. never use Time reference: Display.
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Re: GVJ 2.03 keeps crashing

Postby pjwassermann » Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:45 pm

It was the Quartz FX, there was one applied in a cell, and now things are workings smoothly.

Thanks to everybody, also from my VJ (http://www.asteriza.com)!

Arkaos, are you listening? Could you please fix that Quartz problem?

Also:
- if you drag a cell content into a layer while performing the layer level automatically jumps to maximum level which is really annoying.
- if you go to the full screen with no external device attached and come back to the controls then the windows are being resized every time. Also annoying.

Thanks and kind regards
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Re: GVJ 2.03 keeps crashing

Postby vjpulp » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:37 pm

This Quarz-FX-bug is extremly annoying. Why add all these effects if your software can't handle them?
GVJ is unusable like this, and nobody at Arkaos seems to bother...
Really pissed.
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Re: GVJ 2.03 keeps crashing

Postby JJJ » Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:26 am

Couldn't agree more - Quartz composer effects within GVJ is suicide.

Not even sure what else there is to say about that.
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Re: GVJ 2.03 keeps crashing

Postby pjwassermann » Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:59 am

I can't understand why Arkaos doesn't react to this problem. They seem to have lost all interest in GVJ.

Problem is, I tried other VJ software and I still like GVJ best. :(

I wouldn't mind to pay for an upgrade that's working....
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Re: GVJ 2.03 keeps crashing

Postby vjpulp » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:38 am

There are quite a few other VJing softwares out there. And very good ones.
So far, GVJ seemed to be the most intuitive to me, because I'm not so much into nodes, but the way it looks, I'll have to switch to something that may be a little less intuitive, but works flawlessly.

I talked to the VJ of Beardyman and Massive Attack a few month ago, and when I told him that I used GVJ, he was like :roll:
GVJ's reputation out there is mediocre, to say the least...
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Re: GVJ 2.03 keeps crashing

Postby pjwassermann » Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:28 pm

I didn't like the user interfaces of the other apps. If you like one of them please keep us informed.

GVJ is running nicely in our own projects as long as we don't use Quartz effects.

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Re: GVJ 2.03 keeps crashing

Postby vjpulp » Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:43 pm

That's what I meant – the user interface is not as intuitive on others – but I have to admit I haven't spent too much time researching.

As for paying for a working update: We ALREADY payed for v2 – v 1.6.5 was working, and then v2 wasn't. So no, I'm not prepared to pay anything more until this version is running fine. Tammisiech! ;-)
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Re: GVJ 2.03 keeps crashing

Postby pjwassermann » Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:12 pm

(Haha, e Schwiizer! :D
Wer bist du und was machst du so? Kannst ja auch auf meiner Website antworten (Kontaktformular), wenn du willst.)

Wasn't the upgrade to 2 free? I can't remember paying... :?
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Re: GVJ 2.03 keeps crashing

Postby vjpulp » Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:07 pm

pjwassermann wrote:Wasn't the upgrade to 2 free? I can't remember paying... :?

You're right, I paid the upgrade from Arkaos VJ to GVJ, after that, it was free.
OK; so I'd also be willing to pay something for a working version – as long as I had the impression that they would do SOMEthing...
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Re: GVJ 2.03 keeps crashing

Postby vjpulp » Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:49 pm

I posted my dissatisfaction on Arkaos's facebook site, and a day later, I got a response : "Yes this will be fixed in the 2.1, we are almost in beta, stay tuned!"

So this is good news, they haven't completely forgotten about us three :?
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Re: GVJ 2.03 keeps crashing

Postby pjwassermann » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:53 am

Thanks for the info! Looking forward to 2.1! Hope it will work...
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