Windows 10 2.78c
I am using the video sequence editor to put together video segments for an event taking place tomorrow.
mp4 strips cause the VSE to run too slowly on my machine for it to be of any use to me, so I'm having to work with the MTS files from the camera and then switch the references over to the mp4 when I'm ready to render.
I had just finished that process for one segment when I discovered that opening that segment's .blend file immediately crashes blender. Running the debugger from the command line tells me that as soon as blender attempts to read this file it gets an EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION. Although there's a slightly different file size in the mp4's .blend1 backup and the MTS versions, they also immediately crash blender upon attempts to open.
All of my other blends work just fine.
I cannot find an earlier version of the file in TEMP or Recover options. I have attempted opening the file with "Load UI" unchecked (still crashes). I reproduced this issue with this file on a completely separate machine running Window 7.
All four non-working versions of the "entervillains" blend files are at this link, as well as a working "intro-mpg.blend" for comparison's sake.
I am hoping that the file isn't just hopelessly corrupted or that there's some way for me to get the strip data off of it to keep me from having to completely rebuild that segment from scratch. Time is of the essence and I'm still working on the other segments.