Continuing issues with long audio files and crashing previews
I've mentioned previously that long audio files are causing issues in the latest version of SL3. The solution that has worked so far is to add a couple of seconds of silence to the end of the audio file and then re-import it. It seems that the longer the audio file, the more extra silence you must add at the end.
Now however, I've run up against a really frustrating and time consuming problem with a long audio file that is stopping my production.
This narration file is almost 15MB in size, and occupies 155.5 seconds of timeline, with several seconds of silence at the end. When I tried to preview it, SL3 crashed. Restarted Windows, but same thing happened again during preview. I removed the audio file from the screen - and it still crashed the preview. Duplicated the screen that had the audio removed - still crashed.
Copied the offending screen without audio into a fresh SL3 file. Previewed ok. Added in the audio file. Previewed ok. Copied this new screen into the course file I have been working on. Preview crashed. I'm going to be not so happy if I need to copy and recreate a very large course file because of this one screen. Can the current file be purged of this curse somehow? Please advise.