I think you just answered my question with the MS article. "Note that the
maximum number of handles that can be requested is 255, and what is returned
can be a number less than requested. " That would explain why Premiere quits
only 2/3 of the way through building preview files of the 370 clips in my
project. Adobe seems unable to come back with a clear answer. I know it
can't be non-paged memory shortages because I added another Gig of RAM to my
motherboard last night and that didn't make a bit of difference at where
Premiere bombs out during the preview rendering process. It's always 2/3 of
the way through.
Ultimately, my solution was to render out 15-min segments of my project into
single AVI files, reimport those and delete the 50 or so files it replaces.
I had to do this four times, eliminating over 200 files and replacing them
with only four files. That solved the problem, but in the long run it takes
forever and really makes a lot of extra work, not to mention taking a lot of
additional disk space.
Thanks for revealing some absolutes about Win 2000.
Mark & Mary Ann Weiss
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>Oh, by the way see here for illumination on the programming issue of file
>> As Peter has pointed out technically there is no file handle limit on 32
>> systems and I have never heard of being able to increase availability,
but I can
>> be wrong on that. For DOS programs you increase the file handle in the
>> config.sys file. This has nothing to do with windows programs so no use
>> bothering with that. If you get a file error message in a windows
>> it's usually an error in the program itself, VB programers know about
>> issues and write their code accordingly. I suggest that you go to the
>> help center for more help.
>> > What is the default number of file handles under Win 2000 and how do I
>> > increase it?
>> > I'm working on a rather complex Adobe Premiere project and I suspect it
>> > run out of file handles as I have doubled the installed RAM and have 10
>> > times as much disk space on the temp, swap, and project output drives
>> > project needs. Premiere complains of not enough file handles when
>> > slightly edited version of this project.
>> > I suspect Premiere crashing while rendering this project to make
>> > or while exporting to MPEG is not memory-related after all (if it was,
>> > adding the extra gigabyte of RAM would have solved it) but rather, due
>> > some limitation in the OS, probably file handles. The project has over
>> > clips, each one with a transition, so that's 740 files that I directly
>> > about, not to mention project files, font files and windows 2000 system
>> > files that are open! I suspect the limit to be around 512 files in
>> > 2000 because my project bombs before it can create half of the preview
>> > files, limiting the total number of files open just before the crash to
>> > around 500~files.
>> > How can I increase the number of files Windows 2000 can have open?
>> > --
>> > Take care,
>> > Mark & Mary Ann Weiss
>> > Hobbies page: http://basspig.tripod.com/
>> > Business sites at:
>> > www.dv-clips.com
>> > www.mwcomms.com
>> > www.adventuresinanimemusic.com
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