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"Video engine cannot be initialized."

Post by mrsuperbob » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:23 pm

Hi all,

When I click on File > Import > Video File, it immediately displays the error "Video engine cannot be initialized." I can click "Continue" or "Cancel". If I click "Continue", it lets me select a video in a file browser, but does nothing with that video.

Any help with this would be great! I've tried restarting Cubase. Uninstalling Quicktime and trying again. Reinstalling Quicktime and trying again. (So, I've tried with and without Quicktime.) Lost at the moment.
Thanks!

Computer specs:
- Windows 10 64-bit
- Cubase Pro 10
- Processor: Intel i7-9700K @ 3.60 GHz
- RAM: 64 GB DDR4
- Videocard: Nvidia Quadro K4000
-- Driver version: 431.70 (26.21.14.3170)
-- - Direct3D DDI: 12
-- - Driver Model: WDDM 2.6
- 3 attached monitors: 2 via DP and 1 via HDMI

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Re: "Video engine cannot be initialized."

Post by Martin.Jirsak » Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:20 pm

Hi,

Cubase 10 is not using Quick Time as a video engine anymore.

I would try to reinstall Cubase from the Full Installer, to make sure the video engine component is installed properly.
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Re: "Video engine cannot be initialized."

Post by ywshuo » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:53 pm

I ran into that same problem after upgrading to 10.0.40.

No such problem with 10.0.30 previously, nor with Pro Tools 8.5.30 I'm still using.

Seems the only Video-related change between 10.0.30 and 10.0.40 is:
"CAN-18817 Video Improved reliability of Full Screen video playback."
Is that the cause?

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Re: "Video engine cannot be initialized."

Post by Martin.Jirsak » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:32 pm

Hi,

Pro Tools video engine is still based on QuickTime, it's totally different video engine.

An option could be to use the video engine from Cubase 10.0.30 (if you still have the installer), in this case.
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Re: "Video engine cannot be initialized."

Post by mrsuperbob » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:19 am

Hm, I don't still have the installer - anyone know if there's anywhere to get old versions?
Thanks!

Computer specs:
- Windows 10 64-bit
- Cubase Pro 10
- Processor: Intel i7-9700K @ 3.60 GHz
- RAM: 64 GB DDR4
- Videocard: Nvidia Quadro K4000
-- Driver version: 431.70 (26.21.14.3170)
-- - Direct3D DDI: 12
-- - Driver Model: WDDM 2.6
- 3 attached monitors: 2 via DP and 1 via HDMI

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Re: "Video engine cannot be initialized."

Post by mrsuperbob » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:24 am

Thanks!

Computer specs:
- Windows 10 64-bit
- Cubase Pro 10
- Processor: Intel i7-9700K @ 3.60 GHz
- RAM: 64 GB DDR4
- Videocard: Nvidia Quadro K4000
-- Driver version: 431.70 (26.21.14.3170)
-- - Direct3D DDI: 12
-- - Driver Model: WDDM 2.6
- 3 attached monitors: 2 via DP and 1 via HDMI

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Re: "Video engine cannot be initialized."

Post by ywshuo » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:40 am

Howerevr 10.0.30 has that annoying CC123 (all note off) problem...

Is there any fix for the video problem?

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Re: "Video engine cannot be initialized."

Post by mrsuperbob » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:09 am

OK, to follow up - it turned out I had 10.0.30 installed. So I updated to 10.0.40, and now I can import videos. Not sure how I didn't notice the update, but I thought I was up-to-date. Thank you for pointing me in the right direction!
Thanks!

Computer specs:
- Windows 10 64-bit
- Cubase Pro 10
- Processor: Intel i7-9700K @ 3.60 GHz
- RAM: 64 GB DDR4
- Videocard: Nvidia Quadro K4000
-- Driver version: 431.70 (26.21.14.3170)
-- - Direct3D DDI: 12
-- - Driver Model: WDDM 2.6
- 3 attached monitors: 2 via DP and 1 via HDMI

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Re: "Video engine cannot be initialized."

Post by Martin.Jirsak » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:27 am

Hi,

I'm glad it works to you now.
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