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Hang During Import (dynamiclinkmediaserver)

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Mar 14, 2020

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I am using Lightroom Classic 9.2 on my Mac (MacOS 10.13).

 

While importing movies taken with my iPhone, I've noticed that Lightroom often hangs while generating the thumbnails. By "hang," I mean that I can step away for hours and then come back to see that the thumbnails are still blank. If I attempt to continue with the import by clicking "Import," the software says "Importing files..." and stays this way until I force quit with activity monitor. Both the source and destination are located on my internal HD. I've modified the Lightroom preferences to DISABLE "Generate Previews in parallel."

 

After killing Lightroom,  I will get a window titled Import Results and the message "An unknown error has occurred while reading the video file..."

 

After import failure, I use Activity Monitor to examine "Open Files and Ports" for dynamiclinkmediaserver (DLMS) and can observe that DLMS has an open file handle to one particular media file--even after I've killed Lightroom.  I can also see under "Statistics" that none of the primary stats (Threads, System Calls, etc) are changing--another sign that DLMS has hung.

 

Through a process of elimination, I've determined the DLMS seems to choke on Quicktime movie files (*.MOV) which are shorter than 300 kB. I'm attaching one such file (IMG_0484.MOV, 204 kB) which reliably hangs Lightroom during import.

 

I would appreciate if you took a look and get back to me.

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Hang During Import (dynamiclinkmediaserver)

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I am using Lightroom Classic 9.2 on my Mac (MacOS 10.13).

 

While importing movies taken with my iPhone, I've noticed that Lightroom often hangs while generating the thumbnails. By "hang," I mean that I can step away for hours and then come back to see that the thumbnails are still blank. If I attempt to continue with the import by clicking "Import," the software says "Importing files..." and stays this way until I force quit with activity monitor. Both the source and destination are located on my internal HD. I've modified the Lightroom preferences to DISABLE "Generate Previews in parallel."

 

After killing Lightroom,  I will get a window titled Import Results and the message "An unknown error has occurred while reading the video file..."

 

After import failure, I use Activity Monitor to examine "Open Files and Ports" for dynamiclinkmediaserver (DLMS) and can observe that DLMS has an open file handle to one particular media file--even after I've killed Lightroom.  I can also see under "Statistics" that none of the primary stats (Threads, System Calls, etc) are changing--another sign that DLMS has hung.

 

Through a process of elimination, I've determined the DLMS seems to choke on Quicktime movie files (*.MOV) which are shorter than 300 kB. I'm attaching one such file (IMG_0484.MOV, 204 kB) which reliably hangs Lightroom during import.

 

I would appreciate if you took a look and get back to me.

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You file imported without issues on my Mac Pro and MacBook Pro both of which are running Catalina 10.15.3. However, I note that your movie has a duration of zero seconds (i.e. it's still image). I recalled that a similar issue was reported about a year back in this thread https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom-classic-cc-chokes-on-importing-vide... I'm not sure that it provides a solution though

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Thanks for the reply. The link you provided seems to be exactly the same issue as mine (short videos cause dynamiclinkmediaserver to choke). It doesn't provide a solution, however.

 

My solution is to manually scan through my video files prior to import and delete videos shorter than 500 kB. I feel this really shouldn't be necessary, however!

 

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I'll keep an eye out for short videos and try rename them before i try import as a test i'll report back based on one example far that helped a lot. but I'll need to see it work a few times more before i'm confident.

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I'm having the same problem, but not always with short video files , and with videos from various cameras.

Originally I assumed it was all HEVC files that are not supported in windows but it shouldn't take 10-20mins to timeout on a file it can't open. So i suspect a probelm elsewhere.  Right now i'm sitting waiting for an import i know will fail and when i goto bed and wake up i'll have the error saying files are not supported etc. 

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