I have a 3 minute video that I just compressed the other night and it took less than 20 minutes to compress. I had to make a revision to the video and now when I try to compress it, it says its going to be up to 4 hours! It gets to about 10% complete and then it just sits there. I have tried several attempts to compress this footage and it is not working fast enough or at least not like it did the other night. The video doesn't have a lot of effects or graphics.
What could be the problem?
I trashed the pref's and restarted the computer. It still said 4 hours to compress.
Do I need to do a Repair Permissions? I am not sure what else to try.
Nothing. There is nothing else you can do. Just let Compressor do it's thing.
A lot of times it will estimate 4 hours, but in reality only take 30 minutes. Make sure don't have anything else running on the computer (besides FCP and Compressor). That might help. But at the end of the day, you've just got to let it do it's thing. You might benefit from upgrading to a newer version of Compressor at some point as well, but for now just let it roll.