1. My 1st export to Vimeo went through quickly.
2. The H.264 for Blu-Ray is where Im having this delay with READING XMP.
Going to bed now 11:43 PM. Started this export at 7:30PM.
Unfortunately, the fact that the progress bar reads Reading XMP is normal a red herring. That is, the hang is unrelated to reading XMP.
Try exporting directly through PPRO (by clicking the Export button in the Export Settings dialog) rather than queueing it to AME. Also, if you have Mercury Playback set to GPU Acceleration in PPRO, try switching it to Software Only.
Where is the Setting for GPU Acceleration in PPRO?
Thanks for all your suggestions.
Mercury Playback is grayed out so, I can change it and its selected.
I didnt export with the Queue and just did export directly from PPRO CC.
The hang up was in AMC and it exported ok.
Glad that workaround, umm, worked around the bug. I urge you to either post over on the AME forum and/or, better yet, submit a bug report against AME explaining that the app hung with Progress showing "Reading XMP" (i.e., before starting to encode) and that doing an in-process export got around the problem.