Project Crashes before loading Timeline

Hey! I’m using Windows 10, and have used Shotcut versions 20.11.28 and 23.09.29 for my project.

I am making a Gaming video for my Youtube Channel. The video is 1440p 60 FPS, and is currently 46 minutes though I would like to make it shorter.
Recently, whenever I try opening the .mlt project file for this video, it loads everything in my playlist but crashes before it can finish loading the timeline. I’m not sure if I did something the last time I edited that may have caused the project to crash upon opening.

The project crashes after being stuck like this for a couple minutes:

Does it always hang when opening the same file (the file name you have crossed out in red)?

Maybe there is a hint in the application log. Here is how to get it:

  1. Open the project and wait for it to crash
  2. Do not reopen Shotcut
  3. Using Windows explorer, navigate to this file: C:\Users<username>\AppData\Local\Meltytech\Shotcut\shotcut-log.txt
  4. Attach that file to a post on this thread so we can view it.

Yes it is only this .mlt file that is causing issues.
All other shotcut projects are working fine.