I am editing a project that’s composed of a variety of archival videos from different sources. The most common is MP4/MOV H.264
I just started getting the Error Compiling message when I try to render my timeline. It doesn’t happen when I export, but my exports have missing audio. I’m getting this error message even when trying to render in other older projects that didn’t have problems before. I’ve tried all the fixes I can find and think of, and am at a loss.
Error compiling movie.
Exporter returned bad result.
Writing with exporter:Quicktime
Writing to file: *my external hard drive
Around timecode: 00:00:00:00
Component: QuickTime of type Exporter
Error code: 4
My machine’s info below
Premiere v 14.2
macOS Catalina v10.15.4
iMac (27-inch, Late 2013)
Processor 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
Memory 32 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Restarting Premiere, rebooting the computer.
Rebooting in Safe Mode, rebooting and clearing the peripheral RAM.
Duplicating the sequence
Importing the sequence into a new project file
Rendering in chunks. Rendering even just one clip on a timeline.
Changing the GPU accelerator
Changing the timeline’s codec.
Trashing the preferences and plug-in cache.
I figured out the problem. It was something simple I overlooked. My scratch disks are set to an external solid state drive, and that had filled to capacity without me knowing. That's why it wouldn't render whatsoever. Just had to clear out a lot of space from that drive and I'm not getting the error anymore.