Thumbnail preview crash
Closed, ResolvedPublic

Description

System Information
Windows 10 Professional
AMD FX 9590 4.8Ghz
16GB generic RAM 1600 MHZ
NVidia GTX 1060 6GB
Asus 970 Pro Gaming Aura

Blender Version
Broken: 5bd8ac9 and earlier (not willing to find when it worked)

Short description of error
Crash upon trying to create a thumbnail for a broken AVI file
No special conditions

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Open Blender
Open the file browser with thumbnails on
Browse to the directory of the broken file (uncompressed)
Blender stops working.

Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) triaged this task as Incomplete priority.EditedSep 14 2017, 7:03 AM

The likely cause of this is generating a preview for one of the files in this directory is crashing.
(unrelated to speakers).

Without having a debugger you can find the file causing the crash by moving moving/renaming files into the directory until you find the one that crashes.

You can avoid the immediate crash by disabling thumbnails in your preferences if you need this to navigate to a path before testing.

Once you've done this, could you attach the file to this report that causes the crash?

You could also try using the command line, it may print an error about the file before crashing:
https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/render/workflows/command_line.html#ms-windows


Note that a 1gb file for a few steps is unnecessarily large, such files should easily be 5-15mb with compression, try to do this in future.

Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) renamed this task from Speaker Crash to Thumbnail preview crash.Sep 14 2017, 7:05 AM

I just got the eMail when it crashed after texturing

I found the culprit: a broken AVI file.


I forgot to change the settings for OBS before recording. That file was regrettably large.

Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) raised the priority of this task from Incomplete to Confirmed.Sep 14 2017, 10:10 AM

Confirmed, the crash is inside FFMPEG, @Sergey Sharybin (sergey) could you check on this?

@Skylyn Bilén (skyliner369) could you delete @F796328 please? - its huge and steps were enough.

The file, as far as I know, is now deleted. Of course, it could still be somewhere. Just no clue how to delete the uploaded data.