Workaround for regular Crash setting (audio) file of player?

Paul Dupuis paul at
Sat Jul 15 09:41:25 EDT 2023

Are you on a single monitor or do you have more than 1 display?

It is a known bug that the player object freezes or crashes when petting 
properties on any monitor but the primary display:

On 7/15/2023 9:07 AM, David Bovill via use-livecode wrote:
> I'm working a lot with media again - and the last two days I get a crash
> every 15 minutes when I set the filename of a player to various mp4 audio
> tracks. I'd love a workaround as its slowing things up quite a bit.
> I've seen this behavior quite a bit over the years with media and the
> player. it happens erratically - so works well then after 5 or 6
> successful attempts setting the audio file in the script crashes livecode.
> Recipe:
>     1.
>     *set* the filename of me to audioFile -- the offending line
>     2.
>     audiioFile is one of several different m4a files (created using
>     mergMicrophone)
>     3.
>     The filename is a long path
>     4.
>     No pattern regarding a particular audio file, or sequence I can detect
> If anyone has a thought of a way to set an audio file that will work
> without crashing... much appreciated.
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