I am trying to drop audio into a new video timeline in Photoshop CC 2018 and I keep receiving this error message: "Could not complete request because the dynamiclink media server is not available." I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling photoshop, restarted computer, and spent 2 hours on chat with adobe letting them try and figure it out with absolutely no resolution. This worked at school and it worked on a friend's computer, both are photoshop 2017, but it will not work on mine with photoshop 2018.
Without exact system info and details about your audio file nobody can tell you much. Generally those issues come down to blockages outside of PS like virus scanners locking files or shutting tdown those auxiliary processes, so start by looking there. Same for accessing system audio drivers and al lthat good stuff....
I'm not really sure what you are saying here. But let's say, if I am trying to add video to Photoshop in a corporate environment where I have zero local admin capabilities on my system (e.g. Needed to get technical services to install Photoshop) would this suggest that even considering attempting to utilize this feature is a non-starter?
Where is the "not helpful" button on here?
There are 19 other people here with the exact same problem, so it seems the issue lies with Adobe, not with the audio file...
Hi Teresa B.,
I have a similar issue running Mac High Sierra 10.13.1 and Photoshop CC2018. I didn't have any security/virus software running at the time and I was getting the same error message. I restarted and also ran disk utility and also looked at the activity monitor and didn't see any culprits.
I found the easiest work around until the problem is resolved is to reinstall Photoshop CC2017.5 if it was removed and open your file in this version. Load your audio into the timeline, and save the file. Then return to CC2018 and keep working. It was a quick fix if you are under a tight deadline.
if you find a solution to the cc2018 issue, please post.
Hi Teresa B.,
I have an update I just discovered that can solve your issue. I saw it on the Adobe Forum main site. Open your preferences and go under the Performance menu and disable the "Use Graphics processor" option on the right. I just did this change and the audio loaded without an issue.
I just tested it and the file worked fine.
I have the same issue with a video file. Disabling "Use graphics processor" did not help. There were no problems with the previous version.
I also have the same issue and disabling the GPU did not help either. Anyone having any other suggestions?
In my case it was a firewall. Disabling it helped. Then I deleted all rules connected to Photoshop and dynamiclink server and allowed them all connections
I’m having a similar problem, but don’t have a firewall. I can’t reinstall cc17 either so could really use some help.
I am having the same issue. No firewall or blockage software, no admin permission problems. running cc 2018 on a mac fully loaded, ssd etc. Trying to add audio to a TL vid and keep getting "the DynamicLink Media Server is not available". Any suggestions other than listed about would be helpful.
Hi, so I'm standing also in the line.......I've got the same problem. i turned off the onboard firewall on high sierra und disabled the Graphics processor. but didn't solve the issue. i want to add a mp4 file in my mockup. I hope the problem will be solved soon.....
Hi, I've also tried all the steps listed above and I'm unable to load a video file into photoshop. Every time I try to do so I get a message "Could not place “Tropical.mp4” because the DynamicLink Media Server is not available."
I've also converted it to a .mov file & still the same thing.
Any fix for this? Have the same issue going on all the sudden on ps 2020 macOS Catalina
yes, since i updated my system to Catalina, suddenly the dynamiclink is not available and i don't know how to fix it
same issue. 5 hours exhausted and I have blown deadline. I have tried all of the above using latest iMac, Sierra, and PS CC (2018). Additionally I updated the latest media encoder and AE. No love. Personally think the QA lead that approved the test scripts for release features should find another profession.
Any update on this?! or how did you solve it?
was finally able to fix reinstalling PS 2015. import video. save file. close and reopen PS CC 2018. worked like a charm. and was able to add additional audio / video with no more errors.
Anyone figured this out?
I have it on Macbook OS Sierra Photoshop CC, tried reinstalling--no luck. No firewall running.
see above. install 2015. uninstall 2018. open psd. add audio. save new file. close 2015. reinstall 2018. open file. you should be good to go. that is what worked for me after 5 hours of frustration.
Doesn't work--CC15 works fine, but in CC18 it still gives me a really long "initializing video import" bar and then the error.
yes that is the indicator. Did you restart after reinstalling 2018?
Yes, I did the whole thing again and restarted after restarted--same thing.
I am having the same issue. Trying to import video file into photoshop. It states that it is preparing the smart object, then I get the error message that the file could not be opened because the dynamiclink media server was not available. Running Windows 10, no admin issues. Tried disabling firewalls and virus protection. Tried reinstalling. No joy.
None of these solutions work. Missed my deadline too because of this issue. Adobe, please patch this issue ASAP...I just want to throw a 3 second .MOV or .MP4 or .MKV into PS..