BUG: Frame substitution recursion attempt aborting after multiple attempts on file
There is a bug in the new version of Premiere Pro version 14.8.0 (build 39).
I have mpeg files on my D:/ drive that worked fine in a Premiere project 3 weeks ago. Now when I open the project I get a bunch of errors...
Frame substitution recursion attempt aborting after multiple attempts on file D:\myfile.mpeg
I have hundreds of files that have this problem in the project. However, if I copy the file from the D: drive to the C: drive, there are no problems.
This is a big problem for me though because my C: drive does not have enough room for the hundreds of files on my D: drive.
NOTE: These files open and play just fine on either drive using Windows Media player or any other software to play the videos. It's only Premiere that has a problem when the files are on the D: drive. I have run all kinds of tests on my D drive with SeaTools and there are no drive problems reported. It's a Seagate ST8000DM0004-1ZC11G (8TB) drive.
Also note that my project had no problems whatsoever opening and displaying these files 3 weeks ago when I last worked on them. The only thing that changed was Adobe Premiere got updated.
audrey kirkman commented
That didn't work for me. I'm using .ts files. Should I convert to .mpeg then try this solution?
Update today. Just downgraded to earlier version and now it appears to be working fine. I wish Adobe would thoroughly test their updates before releasing!!
Sugeily Patxot commented
Read a bunch of comments with no solution, until I got to yours... thank you Bryan Tamietti! Hope all those people I read, get to your message as well!
Keith Jones commented
I just found this. Having the same problem. Projects that worked fine in the past are now vomiting up this error message. Haven't found anything official from Adobe addressing this, though.
I've gone to the folders listed in the error messages and moved all xmp files to a different sub-folder. Hoping this will work. Thanks for the post.
Bryan Tamietti commented
I found the problem: Every .MPEG file that was causing an error also had a corresponding .XMP file in the folder.
I renamed the .xmp file to something else, then loaded my premiere project and I got none of the "Frame substitution recursion attempt aborting after multiple attempts on file" errors.
Since I have dozens and dozens of these files, I searched through all my folders and basically moved all the .xmp files to a new sub-folder. The project loaded fine after that.
Why was this NOT a problem 4 weeks ago? I have no idea. I believe the .xmp file was created by Adobe Premiere because my .mpeg files had dates of 2010. The .xmp files had dates of 2013.
At least I figured out the problem. It only took me a week or so of down time. I'm posting this here so somebody hopefully will find this if they are having the same issue.