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Andrew Dubatowka
Super long compressor time (over 100 hours!)
on Sep 1, 2011 at 12:29:52 am

Hello All,

I am compressing a 14 minute HD timeline from FCP using Apple Compressor. When I start the compressor the remaining time starts at about 2 minutes and continues to increase. I allowed the compressor to run for over 24 hours and the progress bar didn't even get one third of the way and the remaining time was over 100 hours.

Any idea why this is taking so long? PLEASE HELP!

Here are my settings (which I got from a Vimeo HD compressor tutorial):

Name: Vimeo HD new
Description: No description
File Extension: mov
Estimated size: 571.81 MB
Audio Encoder
AAC, Stereo (L R), 44.100 kHz
Video Encoder
Format: QT
Width: 1280
Height: 720
Pixel aspect ratio: Square
Crop: None
Padding: None
Frame rate: (100% of source)
Selected: 29.97
Frame Controls: Off
Codec Type: H.264
Multi-pass: On, frame reorder: On
Pixel depth: 24
Spatial quality: 75
Min. Spatial quality: 25
Key frame interval: 30
Temporal quality: 50
Min. temporal quality: 25
Average data rate: 5.12 (Mbps)


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David Bauman
Re: Super long compressor time (over 100 hours!)
on Sep 2, 2011 at 3:02:43 pm

Have you tried going to the compressor menu under "file" and clicking, reset background processing? Also check your batch monitor first to make sure nothing else is running. If it is, or if it's just sitting there, listed as canceled, I'd try resetting the background processing.


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