Non predictable crashes when moving through timeline

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Non predictable crashes when moving through timeline

Postby YetAnotherUser » Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:26 pm

Okay, so, it goes like this: sometimes when i open a project (i mean a specific project as it doesn't happen with all of them) and try moving the cursor on the timeline Synfig will crash for no aparent reason. I'm using windows 8.1 with a dual-core multi threaded core i3 cpu and no dedicated graphics, currently using version 1.2 but i've had the same problen on 1.3.3. Could it be that my machine is not capable enough? I'm not all that sure since it has not happened with other projects.

Here's the project i'm talking about:
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Re: Non predictable crashes when moving through timeline

Postby BobSynfig » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:50 pm

There is something wrong with your file.
When I open it it crashes too.
Rename it as zip and extrat the inner file.
There are duplicate GUIDs, juste find them and change one of each pair, then repack the file.
It should work.
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Re: Non predictable crashes when moving through timeline

Postby YetAnotherUser » Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:50 pm


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Re: Non predictable crashes when moving through timeline

Postby BobSynfig » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:32 am

Don't worry, only the ones who don't learn new things are not noobs anymore :)

First, you should name the extracted file as .xml instead of .txt.
It will help for code folding, syntax color, validation...

After this, you can search for guid= pattern.
It is a unique identifier for some elements (like bline in your case).
The problem is that these "unique" identifiers can sometimes be duplicated :cry: (yes, it should not)
Just replace the last hex digit(0-9, A-F) to make it unique again

For example let the first one as
<bline guid="47D00099D9A3E93C01118BECCBFDE65E" type="bline_point" loop="false">
but change the second one
<bline guid="47D00099D9A3E93C01118BECCBFDE65F" type="bline_point" loop="false">

Repack and you can open it :)

Beware, your file can be corrupted, some elements missing.
Like always, do often backup copies of your work, just in case a file would get corrupted.
You will then be able to restore one step before :)

Good luck
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Re: Non predictable crashes when moving through timeline

Postby YetAnotherUser » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:14 pm

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Re: Non predictable crashes when moving through timeline

Postby BobSynfig » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:13 am

Sorry, I didn't mention the fact .sifz is gzipped (not just zipped)
What you need to do is rename your modified file with .sif (uncompressed) and open it in Synfig :)
Then you will be able to save it later as .sifz ;)
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Re: Non predictable crashes when moving through timeline

Postby YetAnotherUser » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:04 pm

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Fixed!
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