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Gyppy101 Calculating status...
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Oct 25, 2011 12:18 AM

When I try to export my movie in iMovie 11 (9.0.4) I get the message that the operation cannot be performed "error code -49" . Can any one tell me what this is and how do I get round it?

MAcBook Pro
  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,465 points)
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    Oct 25, 2011 12:34 AM (in response to Gyppy101)

    Gyppy101 wrote:

    ...  "error code -49" . Can any one tell me what this is and how do I get round it?

    it means

      opWrErr = -49/*file already open with with write permission*/

     

    I assume, you're using music stored on some NAS/external drive as iTunes-'Server' …?

     

    workaround:

    copy tracks needed for iM onto your local, internal harddrive, use this version.-

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,465 points)
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    Oct 25, 2011 1:02 AM (in response to Gyppy101)

    ... and all video are imports from a Cam?

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,465 points)
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    Oct 25, 2011 2:16 AM (in response to Gyppy101)

    .. and you export to ... ?

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,465 points)
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    Oct 25, 2011 2:32 AM (in response to Gyppy101)

    try to export to some folder, ...

    how about 'Movies'? ...

  • JCornett Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 25, 2011 10:37 AM (in response to Karsten Schlüter)

    I am having the same issue. 
    I am using iMovie 11 on a macbook pro with the latestest version and update of LION.

     

    My videos shot on my new iphone 4s and imported into iPhoto the way I have done with every other iphone before this one for years. I have never had a problem at all. ever. Till today. 

     

    and when I built the project using the clips from my iphoto library and go to export to send to youtube in HD 720, it runs for 39 mins THEN gives me this error:

     

    The project could not be prepared for publishing because an error occurred. (File already open with with write permission)

     

    I really do not see how it could be a permission issue since it is a file in my harddrive from an apple phone to my apple iphoto used by my apple imovie...

     

    and until today it worked perfectly...  ARRRRRGGGGGHHH!

     

    ~jeff

  • storm_22 Calculating status...
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    Oct 30, 2011 1:56 PM (in response to JCornett)

    Can someone please let me know what to do to fix this error.  I have removed any network connections, rebooted to make sure nothing was working in the background but no luck.  It just started doing this the other day.  I thought it was because I converted a video to use but this is straight from the camera with no extra music only chapter markers and titles.

     

    Help

  • NickJohnson9501 Calculating status...
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    Oct 31, 2011 7:18 PM (in response to Gyppy101)

    I'm having the same issue with video directly imported from my Sony Handycam. I have been importing the video, creating projects, and exporting these projects using quicktime to my desktop for a month or two now. All of the sudden I was getting errors when trying to import video, they said clip failed to import. After retrying multiple time i finally got all the clips onto my macbook pro. Now when i try to export them I get the error. I have also deleted and re-imported the clips. I will try rebooting, and then export it again to somewhere other than my desktop.

  • roberson antequera Calculating status...
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    Nov 1, 2011 6:00 AM (in response to NickJohnson9501)

    I am having the same problem. My movies imported from iphone4 macbook pro i7 8GB HD 750 GB more tham 500 GB free.

    Have perian, flip for mac instaled. Had quicktime 7 Pro instaled but since migration to lion it does not work To.

    Since Lion I can't export in 720p format. Only optimized format. Tried everything like this post

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/16474163#16474163

    No results.

    Please. If somebody knows how to solve the problem help.

    Thanks,

  • roberson antequera Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 1, 2011 6:42 AM (in response to Gyppy101)

    Now i can export small HD movies form imovie. No more than 10 minutes.

    HD is not full but seens that imovie "thinks" HD is full.

    Tried to restore permitions no progress...

  • roberson antequera Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 1, 2011 4:01 PM (in response to Gyppy101)

    OK,

    I found a way to turn around.

    1- download Houdini

    2- start imovie and let the project ready

    3- start movie encode

    4- with Houdini and erase all quicktime hidden files on desktop, documents and movie folders. There were big files bigger than 6 GB, I erased all.

     

    Tried this way to times and everything goes ok. I could export my movies complete in HD 720p !!!

    I hope it works for you to.

     

    Lets wait apple launch a definitive solution.

  • hagbard86 Calculating status...
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    Nov 4, 2011 12:45 AM (in response to roberson antequera)

    I hope apple will launch a solution soon.

     

    Don't let the discussions die!!!

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