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When I export to MP4 it creates an M4V instead.

Sep 14, 2013 11:08 AM

Tags: #export #h.264 #m4v #mp4 #media_archive

Hello,

 

I've been successfully using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 for quite some time now.  But my recent video has some exporting issues.

 

For some reason whenever I export my video to an MP4 format (H.246), the export will either take 5+ hours (for a 20 minute video) or it will take 15 minutes (same exact work area).  In both cases I end up with an unreadable .mp4 file and an additional .m4v file (no clue why this suddenly gets created, it never has before), but in the latter case (when it only takes 15 minutes to export), the output file is only about 24 bytes.

 

The ONLY thing I've done different in this video than past videos is I used 2 MP3 files (audio only) for an intro and outro music on the video. 

 

 

I always make sure to choose 'render entire work area' before exporting.

 

 

Does anyone know why my exported files are unreadable using the above information?  I've made dozens of videos prior to this one all using the same recording gear with no issues during export.  The only difference this time is the addition of the .mp3 file used as another audio source added to the work area/final video. 

 

 

Any help or suggestions on how to fix this or what I'm doing wrong would be great!

 
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    Sep 14, 2013 1:33 PM   in reply to Landsharkk

    When its encoding to mp4 it temporarly creates a m4v. When de encoding is finished it changes to mp4.

    So somewere down the line the encoding is not going as it should.

    Change the mp3 to a wave.

    See it that will help.

     
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    Sep 14, 2013 6:31 PM   in reply to Landsharkk

    I always make sure to choose 'render entire work area' before exporting.

     

    You're better off not doing that.  More often than not it's a waste of time.

     
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    Sep 15, 2013 2:14 AM   in reply to Landsharkk

    It renders previews for your sequence Work Area.

     
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    Sep 15, 2013 10:07 AM   in reply to Landsharkk

    It renders previews for your sequence Work Area.

     

    ...so unless you have "use previews" checked, there is no need to do it.

     
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    Sep 15, 2013 10:29 AM   in reply to Peru Bob

    ...so unless you have "use previews" checked, there is no need to do it.

    Unless you are unable to achieve fluid playback

    without rendering Timeline Previews.

    That is the primary purpose of Timeline Previews.

     

    Red, yellow, and green render bars and what they mean

    http://blogs.adobe.com/premierepro/2011/02/red-yellow-and-green-render -bars.html

     
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    Sep 15, 2013 10:31 AM   in reply to joe bloe premiere

    And unless you changed a sequence preview codec from default MPEG2 to a production one, it's hardly wise to use those previews in final rendering, whereas unless you're on a beefy machine, on which difference in render time between default MPEG2 with GOP=3 and a production codec of your choice is unnoticeable, it's hardly wise to make such changes.

     
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  • joe bloe premiere
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    Sep 15, 2013 10:33 AM   in reply to Fuzzy Barsik

    Excellent points, well made.

     
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    Sep 15, 2013 11:12 AM   in reply to joe bloe premiere

    The preview codec (i frame only mpeg) is off lesser quality and therefor previews should not be used in final export unless you want a quick draft of the project.

     
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  • joe bloe premiere
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    Sep 15, 2013 11:15 AM   in reply to Ann Bens

    Another excellent point!

     

    There's a reason they're called "Previews".

     
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    Sep 15, 2013 11:17 AM   in reply to joe bloe premiere

    There's a reason they're called "Previews".

    You are so right (hate to admit )

    But it is not all that clear to everybody that the preview is also a lesser codec for certain formats.

     
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    Sep 15, 2013 11:22 AM   in reply to joe bloe premiere

    Also unless dynamically linked compositions are quite simple, it's hardly wise to render previews for them in PrPro, unless you already replaced them with DIs and still can't get smooth playback...

     
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  • joe bloe premiere
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    Sep 15, 2013 11:26 AM   in reply to Fuzzy Barsik

    WhatHeSaid.png

    What he said.

     
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    Sep 15, 2013 11:34 AM   in reply to joe bloe premiere

    Unless you just believe with no doubts, here is good old discussion on Dynamic Link workflow.

     
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  • joe bloe premiere
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    Sep 15, 2013 11:37 AM   in reply to Fuzzy Barsik

    An oldie but goodie!

     
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    Sep 16, 2013 4:18 PM   in reply to joe bloe premiere

    thanks joe, i was looking for that - centralhd

     
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  • joe bloe premiere
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    Sep 18, 2013 11:44 AM   in reply to Teri Bozek

    Hi, Teri

     

    Thank you for contacting Adobe Forums.

    Please be sure you using the electricity connection to your Premiere.

    Please reply if this works or not.

     

    Happy Editing!

     
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    Nov 5, 2013 7:13 PM   in reply to Landsharkk

    Hey, does anyone have an understanding / solution of the original problem, i.e. the export being a useless 24kb m4v file? I'm pretty newb to premiere so no clue what work around may be possible. Also, I tried exported a 4 second segment of the project which produced a perfectly good, and useable, mp4 file. Thanks in advance.

     
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    Nov 20, 2013 10:56 AM   in reply to RDWILLIAMSON12

    Yea this post got way off track.. I just encountered this probelm my self,,  I have never had this problem before but i can not seem to export a proper file.. and of course i really need to.

     

    Any help would be much appreciated.

     

    Q

     
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    Nov 20, 2013 11:04 AM   in reply to Quentin Holmes

    Hey.. so i just read a post elsewhere.. turn on your audio.. i am not using any audio with this movie.. and it worked. Now i have exported others not too long ago with audio turned off.. I have no idea, But it is working for my current deadline.

     

    Q

     
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    Nov 20, 2013 2:47 PM   in reply to Quentin Holmes

    Nice one, do you have the link to this thread?

     
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