Yr problem seems install OLD pr plugins,hangs on in media encoder,TRY unstall & cleanup the AE,PR old plugins...
That thing is bound to happen if your system does not meet minimum requirements. What are your specs?
> That thing is bound to happen if your system does not meet minimum requirements.
> What are your specs?
As I mentioned in my original posting, I'm running Premiere Pro CS4 on Windows XP, with a 3GHz single-core CPU, and 4GB or RAM.
I'm not sure what other specs I can provide?
The video is on a rather small 400GB hard drive with 80GB free, right now. Is there anything else I can provide?
But I'm not sure why you think this problem is related to specs. As I mentioned, it only happens on one particular set of video files. I didn't mention that that particular set of video (720p) is actually smaller than my other projects (1080) which do not have this problem.
Also, I've been able to lock up the system once by dragging these same imported files into the timeline, and one while trying to save this project. Again, this only happens with one particular set of small input files. It's three H.264 720p files each approximately two minutes long. I've been able to do the same encoding on H.264 1080 files that are 30 minutes long with no problems.
> Your problem install OLD pr plugins,hangs on in media encoder,
> TRY unstall & cleanup the AE,PR old plugins...
Thanks, but I already tried that.
There are absolutely no old plugins or old versions of PPro on this system. In fact, I re-installed XP from scratch about three weeks ago after I reformatted my C drive. I also uninstalled PPro CS4 and re-installed it last Monday to try to fix this one.
Having 80GB free is about enough space to run PrPro, and not a lot more. Can you try this on a drive with some free space? Very likely that your working files are larger than your free space, and that your Virtual Memory is filling it to the max, if it is dynamically managed.