I've been working for weeks on a project and have had no problems rendering to h264. Today I had a notification of a cc update for AE which I applied. After doing that I tried to render some comps and each one failed saying the output module has become corrupt or damaged. I've tried restarting AE, rendering with a different output module, but now it gets about halfway through and if I watch the process monitor as it inches up toward 6gb of memory usage, it finally stops and the cpu usage also stops. AE doesn't respond and I have to kill the process. Is anyone else running into issues like this after the latest cc update? I don't know that it's related, but considering I was having no problems before the update, it makes me wonder.
Just restarted the workstation and upon opening AE it complains that quicktime is not installed. Uh oh, this doesn't sound good. What did that update do?
I ran a repair on quicktime and tried the render again. This time it got about 2/3rds of the way through and went past the 6 gb sticking point it had previously kept running into... but alas, it failed again with the same message. Rendering with the avi lossless w/ alpha module works fine so I guess I'll go that route for now.
Well it appears that a codec must have somehow gotten corrupted. I installed xvid and vlc media player and now everything is rendering just fine.