Drive letters are not an issue because I am on a mac. I did notice that it happens mainly when I replace an asset. Anotherwards I notice something worong with my source movie in encore. I fix it in another program, replace it in the source folder with the same name and relaunch encore. Would that have anything to do with it?
Yes, it would.
Two rules of thumb:
a) don't do things to assets in use by Encore outside the program.
b) when replacing an asset change the name.
For example, you decide to edit part of the content. If you are using an all adobe content, use "edit original." If not, make the change, but when exporting from the source program, change the name. then, from within Encore, use "replace asset," and select the new asset.
I think you can still do this. FYI, some programs (e.g. Premiere) may use "sidecar" or other files which use the source file's name. You can't always just rename the file and expect all to work. If that is not an issue, just change the name, reopen encore, the file will be offline. Use replace asset and go find it. (Not where I can check. I don't recall what options encore has to find a source file - rather than located a transcoded file.) but replace is the safer move.
While drive letters are not an issue on a mac, there are issues regarding the use of external drives and also with permissions.
Thanks Stan. So if I understand correctly do the following.
1) Orig movie is called "Building 1"
2) Make my fix and call it "building 1 rev"
3) Open up encore and highlight building one in the project and just use the replace asset button.
Once thats done I can get rid of the orig building 1 element.
I think that's it. The original video will no longer be in the project after the replace. If you are asking if you can delete the exported file that is not in the project, that's always a judgment call!
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