Hi guys, I am new to Adobe Elements so excuse me if this is a noob question. I am basically trying to render a video to .mp4, so I selected h.264 from the format drop down list. I then proceeded to press the Export button, and here is what I got:
It created 2 files, .aac and .m4v, along with an empty .mp4. Why is this happening?
>I am new
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Steve's Basic Training Tutorials... steps are the same for several versions
Right click PDF link in the upper right corner and select to save to your hard drive
-the page also has links to help pages for previous versions
How and when did you select MP4 from a drop-down list?
In Premiere Elements, you use Share options.
There are a number of options available, depending on what you plan to use your MP4 for. Is this for display on an iPad or iPod? For uploading to the web? For use in another video project? There are dozens of MP4 options!
Tell us what you plan to do with your output file, and we can tell you how to produce the files you need.
Along with John T's linked articles, my first guess would be the setting on the Multiplexing Tab. This article goes into more detail: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/823896?tstart=60
Now, it is possible that PrE and your computer were not able to mux (Multiplex) the two Streams (Audio & Video) together, if the Multiplexer was set correctly. If that is the case, knowing the defragmented free-space on your destination drive will be useful.
Bill, I think there is something wrong my the clips. How do I check them? I am able to render other projects just fine, it's just that when I render this it seems to have trouble multiplexing the 2 streams together. It just stays in "Encoding" mode forever. If I take a slice from the clip and render that, it works fine. The problem is only when I render the full clip. Inside the clip I have 2 .wav sounds and 3 .avi files recorded from Fraps.
Given that info, the first thing that I would check would be the amount of defragmented free-space on the destination HDD, and also the C:\. To output long Duration Timelines to a muxed file (both Audio & Video Streams), requires a lot of space. First, the Video Stream is output, per the settings, and then the Audio Stream is output, again per the settings. That is two rather large files. Next, those two files are combined into one file (at that point, and for an instant, you have three files on the HDD). Finally, the two discrete output files (the Video and the Audio) are deleted, leaving only the final muxed output file.
Good luck, and please let us know about that HDD space.
Not sure about the fragmentation state, but I just did another project that is a lot bigger and it worked no problem. I have 3 Terrabytes of free space, so I don't think it is a problem.
I have also tried to render in Sony Vegas using the same clips and I got the same error .
I am going to try to renderit half and half, and see if that works. Maybe there is something wrong in a specific part of the clips.
Hi guys, not sure what the problem was but I was able to render successfully in .wmv format. The thing is, it was stuck on 100% for about 5 minutes before it finally finished off the file, so I wonder if the MP4 encoding would have worked if I waited a bit more. Anyway, I was able to get the same quality with a much smaller file size, so it worked out good in the end .
You pose a good question. Both WMV and H.264 are process intensive CODEC's. They both rely heavily on the CPU, to Encode, or Decode.
It might be worth a test of, say just part of the Timeline, constrained by the WAB (Work Area Bar), to see if the Encode completes, and the quality meets your goals.
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