Audio restarts every time I go live with a new layer
I have a series of shots on three layers - on the lowest layer, a piece of mp3 audio; on the next up layer, a still image; and on the layer above that, a title.
When I press go for the audio, it starts playing as it should, over black.
Then I go live with either/both of the still image and the title, and when they are fully transitioned in, the audio jumps back to the start of the track.
Weirdly, when I set up a new project, the first time I run the audio and image and title, the problem doesn’t occur - the audio plays continuously as I add the other two layers. But every time I run the sequence after that, the audio restarts when the transition into the image and then the title finishes.
I am on Wirecast 7.7.0
Mac OS Sierra 10.12.5
Intel Core i7
The music is an mp3
The image is a jpg
Thanks Craig - it doesn't seem to make a difference which of those settings I use.
The weird thing, as I mentioned, is that when I set up a new project and put all these clips in it, and play it for the first time, it plays fine; but when I try it the second time, with the exact same settings, the glitches occur.
The file below titled "Working" is what happened when I created a new workspace, added the music, image, and title, and went live with them.
The file called "Not Working" is the exact same workspace, with no adjustments to any settings. The only thing that's changed is that I went live with "Clear all layers" for each of the three layers. And then when I played it again, in the same sequence as the first time, the glitches occur.Reply
Jonathan Wald Thanks for testing. Please do fill out the form and report the issue. Describe your tests and supplement by linking to this forum thread so support can read in more detail.
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well, Support should be quite aware of this problem, since some of us have been documenting it for a while now, but please do bring it to their attention again, thanks!. Jonathan, There is a workaround that should probably work for you, however it requires duplicating your shot of the MP3 and having one of these shots set for "remember position even when not live" and the other shot having this unchecked. start the mp3 with the unchecked shot, so it will start at the beginning (otherwise it probably will not). then immediately click the duplicate shot with "remember position" checked, otherwise it will restart from the beginning when you click a media file on another layer. This workaround is painstaking in 2 ways: 1) you have to make twice as many shots and 2) you have do extra clicking around to babysit your media file that you don't want to be interrupted. Good luck!.Reply
CraigS sounds good Craig... And with this MP3 kinda problem, i've been mixing most of my audio on another laptop with Ableton Live, and bringing it in to my Wirecast laptop via a USB audio interface; (and i was in the process of writing up a post concerning new issues with this, when i saw Johnathan's post). so please lookout for my audio post, coming soon, thanks)Reply
Hi Solar Sonic - thanks for the workaround, sorry you're having the problem too.
The workaround mostly worked for me, except that when I bring in the new image/text layer, there is an audio pop/click at the point where previously the audio would have restarted. It's more noticeable with some mp3s than with others, but definitely not professional.
I also tried it with audio in WAV form and .mov form, and the same problem occurred, so it isn't just an mp3 issue.Reply
Jonathan Wald oh, forgot to mention that! and you're definitely right. the pop or glitch does vary... from almost imperceptible to absolutely unacceptable, but its always there! (So i should have said that the workaround is painstaking in 3 ways... not just 2.... which makes the fix of this long-standing problem all the more important, if Wirecast is to be considered a professional program)Reply
I was waiting to upgrade my computer yet again before i re-visited this topic, but have to now announce that even with the current top-of-the-line MacBook Pro 3.1ghz i7 quadcore with 4GB graphics, state of the art (fast!) SSD, 16GB RAM (fresh OSX 10.12.6, latest Wirecast, plus a fresh new document for testing purposes); these glitches upon switching media shots still exists, and will ruin an otherwise nice streaming show!
I no longer believe that these glitches have much of anything to do with processing power, since it behaves the same on my mid-level 2014 MacBook Pro than it does on this 2017 top of the line. This is disheartening, and telling me that Wirecast is not capable of professional use when manipulating media files. I would like to believe otherwise, but i've already put a lot of time into testing, including upgrading my computer, twice.
Testing is time-consuming, and contacting Support, i'm sure they will want want me to demonstrate everything (although i would tend to think that they know about this problem already, and should level with us, rather than have us run further testing to "describe the problem") Instead: Could we get a time-table on de-bugging this problem, or a refund on our version 7 upgrade from last year (when these problems started in earnest)? When combining this "media file glitch" bug, with the "scrolling text" bug, as well as the "lost webcam settings" bug; this year, i have "tested" Wirecast more than i get opportunity to use it. hey, I'd apply for a job with the Wirecast/Telestream tech department, but Nevada City is a bit of a commute from Los Angeles!Reply