4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 28, 2010 7:44 AM by mikem75

    H264 problems in Director 11.5

    mikem75 Level 1

      Has anyone had any problems using H264 video in Director 11.5?  I am using H264 quicktimes exported out of Apple Final Cut Pro.  I've created a test project with 3 Adobe Photoshop graphics and an H264 video.  Sometimes I can import the video, sometimes Director crashes.  Even on those occasions I've been able to import the video, many times once I save the project I will not be able to re-open it.  I get a "Director has exerienced a fatal error and will close" error.

       

      Things seem to be much more stable with quicktimes encoded in Sorenson 3 or encoded with MP4.  I've even re-encoded the H264 video through Premiere Pro CS4 thinking it might be something out of FCP but still have the same problem.

       

      I have confirmed I have the most up-to-date version of Quicktime (7.6.5) and have re-installed Director 11.5.

       

      Any one else experiencing this?

       

      Mike M

       

      Director 11.5

      Windows Vista Ultimate

        • 1. Re: H264 problems in Director 11.5
          mikem75 Level 1

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          Anyone??

           

          Mike M

          • 2. Re: H264 problems in Director 11.5
            Dr Bonilla

            I am having the same problems. I bought the new version of Director because of the advertised integration with H264, but when I play a cast member from the cast or on the stage I receive a fatal error.

             

            Vista Ultimate

            Director 11.5

             

             

            mikem75 wrote:

             

            Has anyone had any problems using H264 video in Director 11.5?  I am using H264 quicktimes exported out of Apple Final Cut Pro.  I've created a test project with 3 Adobe Photoshop graphics and an H264 video.  Sometimes I can import the video, sometimes Director crashes.  Even on those occasions I've been able to import the video, many times once I save the project I will not be able to re-open it.  I get a "Director has exerienced a fatal error and will close" error.

             

            Things seem to be much more stable with quicktimes encoded in Sorenson 3 or encoded with MP4.  I've even re-encoded the H264 video through Premiere Pro CS4 thinking it might be something out of FCP but still have the same problem.

             

            I have confirmed I have the most up-to-date version of Quicktime (7.6.5) and have re-installed Director 11.5.

             

            Any one else experiencing this?

             

            Mike M

             

            Director 11.5

            Windows Vista Ultimate

            • 3. Re: H264 problems in Director 11.5
              whitestar7

              I have been using H264 on the Mac with D11.5 with no issues, does the files crash when playing in QT, also what is the playback like through VLC player

              • 4. Re: H264 problems in Director 11.5
                mikem75 Level 1

                I've long since moved on since that post.  Still use director, however I've avoided H264

                video.  At the time, I simply moved to a different codec.  Yes, the files played fine in quicktime.

                 

                Mike M