My Captivate 2019 (german) is crashing constantly if I try to click "NEW" -> Video or Software Simulation. does anyone encouter the same issue, and maybe found an solution for this problem?
For recording it is really needed to Run Captivate As Administrator if you are using the Win version. Is that the case?
Ddi you try to start a recording from the Welcome screen with the same result as with File, Recording a...?
If you are using a retina screen you have to change the AdobeCaptivate.ini file to set 'DpiAwareness = 1'. Alternative is to set the display percentage to 100% but often that is useless because everything is getting very tiny.
Just to be clear, when you say it is "crashing", do you actually see a message that says Captivate has crashed, or does it just appear to stop responding and you end up terminating the program?
If there is no actual dialog message telling you that the program has crashed, your "issue" could simply be that you have recently been using dual monitors and inserting a video or beginning a simulation capture opens a modal dialog box which is now appearing off-screen somewhere that does not allow you to interact with it.
If this might be the issue, next time Captivate becomes unresponsive, try hitting the Escape key on your keyboard to see if that returns control to you.
I have the exact same issue - US version on a laptop, replacing 2017.
The app crashes - shuts down with no error messages - when launching a new Video Demonstration. All other project types work.
Found the following solution on another Adobe board - waiting for my IT dept. to implement as it requires admin rights:
1. Sign out from Adobe CC
2. Go to Program Files (x86) > Common Files > Adobe and find and rename the folder “SLCache” – you can add a number, i.e. "SLCache01"
3. Open CC app and sign in
4. Open CP 2019 and also sign in >>> and that’s it - everything will be working correctly.
5. You will also have to sign in to the Creative Cloud software after renaming SLCache folder.
Will report back when done.
i found this solution aswell but if I rename that folder my captivate won’t start anymore. Got an issue that some files are missing. Maybe because I got static licence not the monthly payment
Thank you so much. I had the same exact issue and following these steps solved my issue. 🙂
I am having the exact issue. Upon installing 2019 captivate 64bit. I tried setting dpiawareness = 1, but no matter what when I click on create new video demo, the app closes and is no longer even showing in task manager.
Are you launching Captivate with Run As Administrator access privilege?
Hello: Yes, I did try running as administrator. I am an admin on the machine as well but did right click and chose run as administrator.
I always run CP as administrator but have frequent crashes when recordinga Video Demo as well. Since I use an older desktop which still has a non-retina screen for recording, I suspect it can be due to the limitations of the system. It is not crashing immediately, al the time but too many times. No blogs are created.
Do you have a performant system?
It is a brand new and pretty beefy system. The video card alone was in the neighborhood of $1,000. It has 2x16GB DDR and an DDS drive. CPU is an i9-9900k.
I did run as an administrator.
Can you check which folder is used for the temporary files for Video Demo? It has to be on your system, same for all the folders. If you have a roaming profile that may not be the case.
If Captivate is crashing, there should be an event logged in the System logs for Windows that will tell you something about WHY it might be crashing. Although your system is quite up to the task of running Captivate, there may be some DLL conflict that is causing the issue. Your high-end video card would be my first suspect in this case. Have you tried looking into whether or not there are updated drivers available for that card? If you are technical capable, you might be able to try swapping out the card with another one to test whether that could be causing the crashes.
@Rod, wished it was still the case. But I had lot of crashes (especially with the new Video Demo) without getting any log like was the case in the past.
OK well then everybody that has these crashes needs to be deluging Adobe with bug reports. Unless there is a hue and cry about an issue, I don't see them being highly motivated to resolve it.
So I have partially resolved my issue, by accident.
I have a huddle camera. When I select the huddle camera, or even when it is turned on and the default, Captivate will crash. When I use a logitech camera, I can record live demo no problem.
I'm getting a Windows 10 crash log that shows it as an application error.
Faulting application name: AdobeCaptivate.exe, version: 22.214.171.1246, time stamp: 0x5cee8940
Faulting module name: MSVCR110.dll, version: 11.0.51106.1, time stamp: 0x5098826e
Exception code: 0xc0000409
Fault offset: 0x00000000000740c4
Faulting process id: 0x28f8
Faulting application start time: 0x01d531166666914d
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Captivate 2019 x64\AdobeCaptivate.exe
Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\MSVCR110.dll
Report Id: ea80e4dd-49c3-41c4-bd7c-4afbe26c54f6
Faulting package full name: Microsoft.SkypeApp_126.96.36.199_x64__kzf8qxf38zg5c
Faulting package-relative application ID: App
Can you have a look at this thread, at the end you'll find a link to a hotfix. Not sure it will solve your problem, bit it is linked with software simulations:
Thank you! That's the problem.
You're welcome, happy that such an easy fix worked well. It did for me.
From this crash log it looks like Captivate was in conflict with a DLL in the Windows System folder that was also being used by the Microsoft SKYPE app.
Thanks for that info. Since Skype was acquired by MS, it is getting worse and worse. I only open it when I don't work with applications, which was not the case in the past.