Render settings or more useful than your memory and multi processor settings. Your multi processor settings are fouled up also. Look at the actual number of processors used. It is showing zero.
General rule: if you're having trouble rendering or previewing turn off multi processor rendering.
I turned off multi processor rendering, but it's still not working
Adam Smith Cornelius Jams wrote:
i have a relatively strong pc.
16 gb RAM
That's not much RAM for AE, by the way.
Are you using the ray-traced renderer or the standard renderer?
What's the exact version number of your AE (down to the last decimal)?
Do other projects behave normally?
Don't render H.264 out of AE. AE is terrible at that. Render to an intermediate codec and then use the Adobe Media Encoder (or Premiere) to make your final deliverable.