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  • Mon, Apr 23 2012 4:00 PM

    • SnOwHIO
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    Invalid File Name error upon startup

    Using Avid MC 6.0.1 on an iMac.  Have not had problems before, but now everytime I try to start Avid, it stops when "Initializing Avid Media Access Volume Manager" stays on that for about 25 seconds and then a small dialog box appears that says "Invalid file name" to which I click OK and Avid is closed.


    Any help is much appreciated!

  • Mon, Apr 23 2012 4:05 PM In reply to

    Re: Invalid File Name error upon startup

    In your AMA files, make sure you do not have a "/" in the naming structure somewhere.

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  • Mon, Apr 23 2012 9:13 PM In reply to

    • SnOwHIO
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    Re: Invalid File Name error upon startup

    Disconnected a drive that the computer was trying to link to and that solved the problem.


    Thanks!

  • Mon, May 28 2012 4:55 PM In reply to

    • ClemAvid
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    Re: Invalid File Name error upon startup

    Hello, 

    I meet the same problem at lauching the trial version of avid media composer V6, I get to the "Initializing Avid Media Acces Volume Manager " part and after a while, I get the error message "Invalid File name", I say OK and Avid get closed. 

    The AMA file name is : MVP_MSP_Quicktime.avx

    I have an IMac with OS X version 10.7.2, 2,7 GHz Intel Core i5 and AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB. 

    Could you help me ? 

  • Mon, May 28 2012 5:01 PM In reply to

    Re: Invalid File Name error upon startup

    What about the name of the folder that file is located in? Is there a "/" in it?

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  • Mon, May 28 2012 5:19 PM In reply to

    • ClemAvid
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    Re: Invalid File Name error upon startup

  • Mon, May 28 2012 6:13 PM In reply to

    Re: Invalid File Name error upon startup

    OK, if it's a quicktime movie file, for video import the file extension should be .mov. See these details on .avx files.

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  • Mon, May 28 2012 7:02 PM In reply to

    • mjolnarn
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    Re: Invalid File Name error upon startup

    ClemAvid:

    The AMA file name is : MVP_MSP_Quicktime.avx

    Larry, I think that this is the name of the ama plugin, more likely is that ClemAvid have an uncorrect media file in the root of one of his drives

     

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  • Mon, May 28 2012 8:12 PM In reply to

    • ClemAvid
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    Re: Invalid File Name error upon startup

    Ok, and how do I get that right ? 

  • Mon, May 28 2012 8:18 PM In reply to

    • mjolnarn
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    Re: Invalid File Name error upon startup

    Just check your drives if you have any " loose " media files in the root of them , create folders and put those files inside of those folders or move them to wanted folders on other places .

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  • Mon, May 28 2012 8:34 PM In reply to

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    Re: Invalid File Name error upon startup

    Ok, I'll try that. Thank you for the answer.

  • Tue, May 29 2012 2:10 AM In reply to

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    Re: Invalid File Name error upon startup

    Any "illegal" characters in the file path will cause problems.  "Illegal" means characters that can be used by the OS for file operations.  On the Mac it's a colon ( : ), on Windows it's almost anything that isn't a letter or a number.  If you've got a folder or file named "Xmas Party 12/24/10" you'll have problems while "Xmas Party 12-24-10" will be OK.  When in doubt, remove anything suspicious 

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  • Thu, Jul 26 2012 10:48 PM In reply to

    Re: Invalid File Name error upon startup

    Regarding the illegal character issue.  Most of us know not to use them in drive and folder names as is mentioned previously.  Check this out.  I had all my AMA volumes go offline without warning.  Double checked every drive, folder and file name.  All good.  Turns out it was a STORE BOUGHT CD from Rhino records that had a forward slash and a 2 quotes in the name of the disc as it showed on the desktop.  Wasn't playing or anything.  Just having it in the tray spun down was enough to make all AMA volumes offline to the Avid.  Ejected it and boom, everything back online.  For the record, no pun intended, all rhino records "Top rock ' roll hits" CDs have this illegal naming convention.  Example:

    Billboard Top Rock 'N' Roll Hits/ 1974

    Is the name of one of them.  Beware of illegal CDs!  They count as a volume.

  • Thu, Nov 8 2012 3:49 AM In reply to

    Re: Invalid File Name error upon startup

    Having gotten the above same error -- I started going through all the drives, etc to check on illegal characters... and low and behold... I too had a Rhino Record  - Danny Gatton Anthology --that stopped my Symphony from launching.  Thanks for the help y'all!   I appreciate your time and help!

    Best,

    VQ

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  • Tue, Apr 30 2013 11:20 AM In reply to

    • Ken Evans
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    Re: Invalid File Name error upon startup

    This thread just bailed me out of this same problem, had forgotten about the dreaded slash issue.

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