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Vidcoder won't open... sometimes.


Occasionally Vidcoder won't open. The banner just sits there and nothing happens. The only way to get rid of it is with Task Manager or Process Explorer. Both of them report there is about 12.9MB of memory useage listed, but no processor time, i.e. 0%. Sometimes it closes quickly after being 'killed', but usually it just hangs there for a minute or so before it shuts down. This happens with the stable and the beta versions.

A restart of the PC usually returns normal behaviour... usually! I don't have this problem with any other prog's and it doesn't seem to be affected by whatever else may be running, which is usually not much in my case. Most days it just opens every time, no problem.

I can run Handbrake first time every time, but I don't use it very often as I prefer Vidcoder's GUI. I started in October last year with 1.5.8 x64 beta and 1.4.25 x64 stable

I'm raising this now because I just had a particularly hard time trying to get Vidcoder to run - it took many tries and two restarts. Any ideas I can try?

Win 8.0 64 bit (fully up to date), Asus notebook, i7, 2.4GHz, 16GB RAM, GeForce 750H


RandomEngy wrote Aug 12, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Next time this happens can you check your task manager to see if there's some zombie VidCoder.exe hanging around?

jaydear wrote Aug 13, 2014 at 7:43 AM

I will do so next time, but note that there are unlikely to be any zombies after a fresh restart (I don't have Vidcoder auto-starting with Windows). I haven't noticed any so far, and they would be pretty easy to spot with their distinctive green icon, but I will double-check.

jaydear wrote Oct 30, 2014 at 1:03 AM

It just did it again. This is the first time since August. No zombies, just the current instance, stuck on the banner screen. Win 8.0 task manager couldn't shut it down, but Process Explorer was able. I tried starting VC again, but it just locked up on the banner again. Had to restart the PC to get it going. Note that I use VC almost every day, so it's a rare occurrence. Currently on Beta x64.

BTW - Drivers for the GeForce 750H have never been updated on my machine. I believe notebooks are dependent on drivers from the manufacturer (ASUS) but they have never released one for this machine even though there is a new generic one at nVidia. Might this be the issue?