I'm experiencing the dreaded error: "A low-level exception occurred in: Adobe Player (Player: 55)" with Adobe Premiere CC 2021 (15.2), and I have been regularly experiencing this problem with older versions over the past year.
To try and resolve this, I have reviewed dozens of threads in this support community from over the past two years - all of them referencing this error.
The closest thing I have found to an explanation is that this stems from a memory issue, with Premiere struggling to deal with rapid edits between clips.
And in my experience, this has been exactly when the problem occurs. I am literally just trying to jump cut a single .mp4, h.264 video clip. There is absolutely nothing else in my timeline.
In every single thread, the proposed solution from Adobe is to switch over to the Mercury Software engine. This is not a solution, because:
In my case, this does not resolve the problem.
Suggesting that I should deactivate my $600+ video card and drastically slow down my editing workflow is completely unacceptable over the long term. I could accept this for a few projects, but in my review of this forum, it is pretty clear that this has become a long-term problem.
I have tried almost every troubleshooting option imaginable. I have:
Disabled the GPU and attempting using the Mercury Software Engine.
Adjusted the sequence settings in multiple test project files to 4K, 1080p, and even vertical aspect ratio videos.
Converted the project source video files to a different file format.
Rendered proxy files and attempted to use them instead.
Tried rendering preview files in the timeline.
Updated my NVIDIA drivers to the most recent version available, including both the Game Ready and the Studio drivers.
Adjusted my settings to optimize for memory, rather than performance.
My machine is powerful and capable of handling any 4K video edit:
GPU: GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER WINDFORCE OC 3X 8G GDDR6 RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS ATX LGA1200 Motherboard
OS: Windows 10 Pro
PLEASEprovide assistance with this issue. This is clearly a widespread issue for multiple editors, and I am completely at a loss with this. Using the Mercury Software engine is not a long-term solution.
We're not Adobe here for the most part, just users like yourself. What happens if you drop a previously not used video file into a new project and simply play the file, does it happen then? How about if you put a cut in the middle of it?
The previous not used thing is due to the cache, you can clear that like this:
Delete your cache files as follows. The files are located here: Paste the whole line into File Explorer. %UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Common
I just delete these three folders:
Media Cache Files
You can also just delete the files inside. Ethier way, Premiere will create the one's it needs automatically. I do this before every upgrade. And/or if things seem to go strange.