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What do you mean by "files quit playing at what seem to be random points"?
Are you saying that, when you play the file in Quicktime Player, the playback stutters once in a while?
If so, this may be an indicator that the file is too large and highly compressed for your computer to handle.
H.264 files are very intensive, and do take a lot of power to play.
However, if the playback is always stopping and exactly the same spots every time, that could be an indicator of something different. But you seem to be indicating that the stutters are random.
I apologize for not being clearer. In a single video it is always stopping at the same point. I've created a series of videos most of which are using unique assets. They are all very small under 20 megs a piece with most being under 10. I was thinking that something in one of the assets was causing it, but not all of the videos have the same assets in them. Many of the MP4's I've made in this series are working fine. Just a few have problems.
In Windows Media player the file simply stops. There is no error message. The files ultimately need to be played through Silverlight and I am seeing the issue there.
Thanks for your reply.
I'm sorry, I don't know enough about what's going on to be able to help you.
Hopefully, someone else will.
I'm assuming your MP4 is hi-def, by the way. Have you tried outputting a 640x480 (using Share/Portable Devices/iPod, for instance) to see if you run into the same problem with a lower resolution file?
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Again, what happens if you use one of the standard presets instead of creating a custom one?
I have exported one of the videos using the iPhone and iPod-High Quality preset and I still receive the same error message.
The link WMP takes you to is here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/C00D11B1 . It mentions the ID3 header. Does an MP4 have an ID3 header?
This could be related to your source videos. Have we established that your source video is from a standard HDV or AVCHD camcorder and that you have set up your Premiere Elements 9 project to match those specs?
It also sounds a bit like it could be an issue with your computer.
No the Source video is from screen captures taken with FRAPS. I do realize all this isn't ideal. I've rerecorded the video and the audio for the video and still receive the error. These are only a few videos out of a series of videos. I'm using the HDV 720P project preset. I also thought it could have to do with the particular transitions I'm using, but I'm using the same transitions in all my videos.
I'm sorry. I've not had much experience using FRAPS or other non-traditional sources with this program.
Perhaps another person on this forum can help you out.
Thank you all for your help. I'm posting this last update for anyone that comes across this thread later.
I ended up getting my videos to export and play without an error. As far as I can tell it was due to a transition (Dip to Black) that I was adding at the end of the video. One video though seemed to error when a standard clipart speech bubble faded it's opacity. I wanted the videos to fade to black and I wasn't aware of another technique. I ended up using the Cross Dissolve which accomplished the same thing. On each of these videos though I re-recorded both the video and audio and used the new assets in a new project for each video so... it just confused me more. Removing the clipart opacity fade and using Cross Dissolve instead of Dip to Black seemed to fix the issue for now.
Thanks for sharing. That kind of detailed summary is worth letting Adobe know so they can see if it's reproducible - Adobe Bug Report Form
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For future reference, you should not use any transition at the end of your video. It can cause corruptions, as you have seen, and it's not the best way to fade out of your movie.
Rather, right-click on your last clip and select Fade/Fade Out Video. This will reduce the video's opacity, fading it to black.
For many reasons, I begin each Timeline with 02 secs. of Black Video (from the New Icon), and then do a Cross-Dissolve up from that Black Video. At the end of each, I add 02 secs. of Black Video and either do a Cross-Dissolve to that, or a Dip-to-Black to it.
All Audio begins into the first 02 secs. of Black Video, and ends prior to the end of the last 02 secs. of Black Video.