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Director Player error when rendering

Posted: Thu, 6th Jan 2011, 1:20am

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Naynay521

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I just bought effectslab a while after christmas, and I'm workin on a project in 1080p. Since I finally finished, I tried rendering it. The problem is, an error message pops up about halfway through, and it stops rendering. As far as I can remember, it mentions an error with the player. this has happened when merely playing through the project as well, so i suspect that it might be because I have around 42 layers in it. Is there any definite solution for this? I really don't want to start over. sad

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Posted: Thu, 6th Jan 2011, 2:20am

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Axeman

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I've used a lot more than 42 layers before, as have several other people I know of, so the layer count isn't the issue.

Do you get the error regardless of whether you are rendering to .mov or to .avi? Does the codec you select make a difference? What render settings and compression settings were you using?

Is your Quicktime and DirectX (if on Windows) up to date?
Posted: Thu, 6th Jan 2011, 3:10am

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Naynay521

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I'm on a mac, and I've tried both "none" (which I realized was a stupid idea due to file size) and "video". I don't think that the rendering is even the issue, as the director player message also pops up recurringly during editing. will a reinstall help?
Posted: Thu, 6th Jan 2011, 6:07am

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Axeman

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It should do, yes. Make sure you are on an admin account on your Mac, and make sure FileVault is turned off. Then just follow the instructions.
Posted: Thu, 6th Jan 2011, 9:08am

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Simon K Jones

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What kind of media files are you using in your project? The error could be being caused by a specific video codec in the source files.
Posted: Fri, 7th Jan 2011, 2:13am

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Naynay521

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I am using quicktime videos exported from iMovie, which in turn used source footage in an avchd codec. i highly doubt this is the issue, though. I'll go ahead and reinstall it, then see what that does.