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i get error -108 when i export my movie..

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Lights1000 Calculating status...
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May 4, 2012 7:39 AM

not because of RAM..

not because of Text

Rebooting doesn't help



I can only export VERY VERY VERY SHORT (about 1~2 min) video!!!

iMovie '11, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    May 4, 2012 7:44 AM (in response to Lights1000)

    What video codec is used in these clips?


    If you are not sure, right-click on one of your event clips and select REVEAL IN FINDER. In the Finder, right click on the clip and select OPEN WITH.../QUICKTIME PLAYER. In QuickTime Player, press Command-I to open the Inspector. In the Inspector, tell us the dimensions of the clip and everything listed next to the workd FORMAT:

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    May 4, 2012 8:17 AM (in response to Lights1000)

    Apple Intermediate Codec should work fine.


    Are you running Time Machine?

    How mich free space on your hard disk?

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    May 4, 2012 9:43 AM (in response to Lights1000)

    Thirty GB free space on hard disk is probably not enough.  What kind of Mac do you have and what version of OSX?


    You might try emptying your trash to free up some space on your hard disk.

    If you have an external drive, you might try moving your large iMovie Events to the external drive. If so, be sure to follow the procedure in iMovie/Help so that you do not corrupt your projects.

  • Cerisse Calculating status...
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    May 20, 2012 11:16 PM (in response to Lights1000)

    I'm having the same problem too! i had no problem when I was doing my first project using iMovie. However these two errors start prompted when I wanted to export my second movie. Well, I don't think that I have any problems with RAM or storage memory as my Mac's RAM is 4GB and still have 467GB outta 500GB free spaces. Anyone please help!!!

    Screen Shot 2012-05-21 at 12.43.52 AM.png

    (Error 108)

  • Aman Chahar Calculating status...
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    Jun 2, 2012 2:23 PM (in response to Lights1000)

    I M also facing this same problem but i think i have figured out some other way to finish it. It is too long and tiresome but at least gives better result then awful MP4 quality.


    Its true that it is RAM problem and it comes due to shortage of RAM. One can use Activity monitor to see RAM usage but i used FreeRam software ( u can get it free from App store). It used to crash when my free memory used to almost 0. I have MacBook pro with 4 GB Ram and 500 GB hard disk. My movie was only 3 min long and had all pictures and text in it. It gave 108 error again and again. I tried to check the limit of this error. It successfully converted when video length was around 1:30. It might be different on urs. So i divided into 2 parts. Exported in 1080p HD quality. Then in new project imported those two videos again, added one after another and then it exported successfully in 720p instead of 1080p. But its still way better than MP4 quality. However, problem is to adjust ur backgroud music so that they perfectly unite again. I know it will be hard for those who have very long movie but if its that imp than you should go for it. I think problem comes when you add pictures or text to the videos. If there are only videos then it does fine or maybe not if you do some advanced editing. It worked fine for me and took less than 20 MB RAM.
    Or other solution is buy more RAM and install it if compatible with you mac.

    I hope this helps.
    PS . Do restart your comp and see to that your free memory is around 2.50 GB atleast. Rest do whatever you want to but just start your exporting after getting your free memory around 2.50 GB


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