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How to Fix Error Compiling Movie Due to Specific Causes
Errors that have a known explanation can be easily resolved. The dialogue box that shows the error usually specifies the problem that the application is facing so that you can take countermeasures to avoid or resolve them. The following are some of the solutions to commonly find specific errors in Adobe premiere pro.
Disk full error
The disk full error arises when the location where you are trying to render the file doesn’t have enough space. You can clear out space in your hard disk by deleting unwanted files and cache present on your computer. Adobe premiere pro also creates a lot of cache for your files when you import clips to edit, make sure you clear it all as it will allow you to save a lot of space on your hard disk.
If a file with the same name exists in your system and on the same location as the file you are rendering, adobe will show this error. This is because no system allows you to have 2 different files with the same name and format. To resolve this, simply change the name of the file you are rendering by adding a letter or word in the end, or you can simply render and save the file into a different location where you can find free space.
File not found
Make sure all input or source files that you have inserted are linked properly. Use the Link Media option or the Locate File dialog box to locate and link the offline media files back again, which will bring them back online on the software so that you can use it in your project without any issue.
Unable to produce the frame
When this error surfaces, you will be able to see the time frame during which the error has happened. It will be written on the error dialogue box that you get. To resolve it, go to that frame mentioned in the error and look for things like accelerated effects in the time frame where the issue was experienced. You can try to disable the effects for a test run. It is advised to let the effects be minimal if possible. Also, look for extremely high-resolution stills, or shape layers with effects and try to keep them down a notch.
Out of memory. To maximize available memory, set the rendering optimization preference to ‘Memory
Adobe premiere pro allows you to maximize the available memory on your computer. For this, you will have to change the rendering optimization preference. This option will usually be turned to performance, but you will have to switch it to the memory option. You can easily change this option back to its original setup once your work is done. The following steps will guide you to it.
Step 1: Go to Edit > Preferences > Optimize rendering for and select the Memory option.
Step 2: From the drop-down menu next to Optimize Rendering For and select Memory. Now click OK, close Premiere Pro, restart it, and open the same project again to render it.
Codec compression error. This codec may be unable to support the requested frame size, or there may be a hardware or memory problem
This is perhaps the most common specific issue and to solve it, you can use an unconstrained codec such as the ‘None’ option found in AVI files. In QuickTime files, you can set it to animation so that you can be assured that frame size is causing the issue. The error dialogue box will also have a link to the supported formats in Adobe premiere pro. You can refer to that as well to find a better solution
Invalid output drive
If you don’t have the permission to write on the output location that you have selected or if the system is unable to read the location, you will get this error. The solution to this is simple and you can either get administrative permissions to get access or you can choose another drive to render the video in.
How to Ensure Premiere Pro Plays Videos Smoothly?
If you understand the file types, limitations of software, and your computer, you will be able to manage to make the video play smoothly. To make sure that Adobe Premiere Pro can run the videos smoothly, you can follow the tips given below.
- Keep your system updated
Keep on checking your operating system, adobe premiere pro, and video/audio drivers for any updates. Keeping these things updated will ensure that all the latest codecs and drivers are present on your computer, which in turn makes sure that your videos play flawlessly on Adobe premiere pro.
- Make sure that the video is in the right format
Before playing the video check if the format is right or not. Wrong formats or unsupported formats will always have issues when you play the file.
- Check system requirements
Adobe premiere pro is advanced software and to play all the files, it needs support from equally capable hardware. Ensure that your computer meets the system requirement of Adobe premiere pro or you might face playback issues or constant crashing.
- Check media cache
From time to time, clean the media cache. Also, premiere pro has complex file management, i.e. the files are referred from its location and when you open it, a media cache is created in the time it loads up. Although, they are very small individually over time media cache will fill your memory. This is why try cleaning it from time to time and set a location that can house a large amount of cache.
- Free up memory
Every process uses up RAM, especially video editing and playback. This is why, having a lot of programs open in the background can eat up a large part of the available RAM, making intensive tasks like video playback and editing can face lag and stuttering.
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