Lightroom Preview Generation stalled by video import error

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I've been seeing some errors when importing video files lately, but that I not exactly the problem I am reporting. The problem I am reporting is that the preview generation did not occur until after I dismissed the error message.

Today was day three of "Arts Camp" for me. I downloaded 1500 images from my cards (all from today), started the backup, and told Lightroom to start importing them from their folder on my hard drive. I then lay down for a nap, knowing that it would take at least 20 minutes to build all the previews.

When I awoke, I saw the error message about the video file, dismissed it, and then the preview generation finally began. Lightroom sat there doing nothing while I slept. (Lightroom was still "importing" when I lay down. It hadn't displayed the error yet. But, the import is relatively quick -- it's the preview generation that takes forever.)

The preview generation is already a process that occurs in the background. It shouldn't be hindered because Lightroom is waiting for the user to dismiss an error message.
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Nathan Chilton

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