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Exporting Video in 10 still crashes

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 3:39 pm
by luxxury
I literally upgraded from 9 solely in the hope that this insane bug - the inability to export video - would be fixed but I still cannot render video in any format. While exporting it hangs at 99% after the first pass forever (well, I gave up and forced quit after 20 minutes).

I reduced the track count to just one single audio track (an audio file, not even MIDI) aside from the video track but it can't handle it. Super frustrating and a huge waste of time. In 9 I was able to at least get it to work about 50% of the time, which is terrible but at least there was some success.

Is video totally dead or is there a workaround for this issue?

MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch mid 2014
OS X El Capitan 10.11.6
2.5 GHZ intel core i7 16GB 1600 Mhz

Re: Exporting Video in 10 still crashes

Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 12:07 pm
by Stromkraft
luxxury wrote:
Is video totally dead or is there a workaround for this issue?
I have no issues exporting video from Live 10.

You do leave out what format and settings you used in your export and what these are in your source video. Or what you have done with it.

I do feel Ableton have not communicated very well about the fact their video support in Live relies heavily on QuickTime related and OS technologies — at least it did in version 9. The fact is that when problems occur during exporting the culprit could very well be found in the interaction with these lower level video technologies.

The video function in Live could certainly be improved upon, but I feel it shouldn't be a priority. Ableton will decide what to prioritize though.

Re: Exporting Video in 10 still crashes

Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 3:26 pm
by [jur]
I've never had any video export problem either, but it is known that some osx users are having issues.
I can't never remember what the problem is, but guess what?

Re: Exporting Video in 10 still crashes

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:48 am
by JohnyRainbow
Hi!

I've solved it at least for me. The bit rate and the sample rate was the key. Both video and audio must be the same otherwise it crashes. But it only worked for 16 bit setting in my case. When I tried 24 bit it crashes again but I guess it might be because of the source audio was already 16 bit so it makes sense.

Hope that helps!

Re: Exporting Video in 10 still crashes

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:44 am
by luxxury
very helpful suggestion - I will try that, thank you!