In general, Loading... message appears when it takes longer for the application to preview files.

That might occur with a preview of a file from our media file collections or with a project preview, or a preview of the stabilized image.

When the project is opening, the following actions are performed:

- each media file added to the project is being open;

- decoding of the files;

If a video was split it will be read by the program the amount of times that corresponds with the amount of splits.

The higher the amount of the splits for the file, the higher the amount of times that video is to be re-read.

- adding all the effects, transitions, titles, callouts, animation and other additional elements;

-  creating a stream out of all the loaded files. 

Loading... message means that the video and audio streams are getting ready for the preview.

It may either happen because of the file location, problem with encoders reading a certain file,  or the lack of RAM.

The first thing to try is checking the disk activity in the Task Manager.

Press Ctrl+Alt+ Del or Ctrl+Shift+Esc,  select Task Manager and switch to Processes tab.

Check if there is any disk activity related to Movavi Video Editor or Movavi Video Suite.

If there is any then it just takes more time to read all the files at the same time.

If there is any disk activity and  CPU load it means that you can wait for the files to finish loading. 

If it is impossible to wait, you can also try removing a part of the clips. 

If there is no disk activity for a long time, you can restart your machine.

If the issue remains please try breaking your project down to several parts.

To do that, please save a copy of the project file as a backup, after that remove the last part of the project.

Export a video like that, then cancel the changes made in the project.

After that, remove the part you already exported and export the remaining part.

What can affect the loading of the project?

  • The speed of reading the files is one of the determining  factors of loading a project.

If the file is located on an old HDD or a flash drive it might take longer time. We recommend to give a preference to a newer HDD or an SSD, not a flash drive or a device.

Please also note that if the access to media files is terminated (e.g. you have unplugged your device or a flash drive) its loading and export will inevitably fail.

We recommend avoiding such situations.

  • The RAM limitations.

Note that the higher bitrate of the files and the more files added to the project, the more RAM is required to process the project.

32-bit systems have a 4 Gb RAM limitation, therefore you might want to pre-convert the files that initially have a higher bitrate.

An example of such files is a camcorder or similar.