I’m assuming this is a bug because it’s only started happening with 18.05.08 and it is intermittent, but can happen several times a day Until I found out what it was it was quite frustrating but it’s easy to fix when it happens. First time was on the day I installed 18.05.08. I have done a reinstall with the registry settings overwritten for a separate reason but it still occurs.
Every now and again whilst running SC the program will become extremely slow and unresponsive and audio playback is silent. Restarting the software doesn’t fix it and at that point it becomes clear that it’s not just SC, it’s the whole PC that is running slow. It happens (or at least I usually notice) when I start a timeline playback - I can’t stop the playback or save the mlt file so I have to hope that the autosave has preserved all my changes.
On checking the task manager I find that even though I have shut SC down, there is a process running in the background called “Shotcut” that is consuming anywhere from 80-99% of the CPU resources (the cooler fans are spinning like crazy as you can imagine) and using a GB or more of memory on it’s own. Shutting down this process allows everything to run as normal, however on any given day it happens again, several times at seemingly random intervals.
I’ll happily provide any info required, just let me know what is of use. If it is a conflict with any other software that is already known about I can hopefully fix it by uninstalling that.
FWIW I’m running Windows 10 Pro 64bit on an AMD FX8350 based system with 16.0GB RAM