Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2012 11:42 AM (in response to Russ H)
Thanks for responding, Russ, much appreciated.
It creates the .m2v file and the .ac3 file on my HD, but it never gets to the point of making the .mov file, however, as that is where it stalls. Just FYI, I also tried repairing disc permissions. Nothing seems to work. This used to work fine. I am not sure if Mountain Lion is the culprit or not.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2012 12:06 PM (in response to bikinijack)
I suspect I have an incorrect understanding of what you're trying to do. I thought you were trying to use Compressor's Create DVD template and I was asking you whether hanging the output device to Hard Drive would make a difference in completing the job action.
So I'm puzzled when you say it creates the m2v and AC3, but not the mov file.
Although you've already done some of the things this tool does, my suggestion is to run DIgital Rebellion's Compressor Repair.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2012 1:30 AM (in response to Russ H)
Sorry, I explained that wrong, when it stalls Compressor is not trying to make a .mov file, it is trying to burn a DVD. What is not happening is that it is not creating a "PAR" folder as it did before then creating a DVD.
I tried DR Comp Repair. No luck.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2012 4:47 AM (in response to bikinijack)
OK. Can you take a completely different source file, mark a short segment in the Preview window, select Hard Drive for output device and see whether it will complete the job action by making a disk image?
If that also hangs, I would uninstall Compressor again – using FCS Remover – to ensure that you get all the files related to C4. Download the app once more and immediately repair permissions in Disk Utility.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2012 9:18 AM (in response to Russ H)
What I think may have happened is this:
Because my office computer has a much higher internet speed what I did before was I downloaded Compressor at my office then just put Compressor on a thumbdrive and loaded it on my home computer. This technique had worked before without a hitch before with FCPX and other updates. My issue with the home computer also is that when I go to download updates from the app store they will download and then often times not install for some reason. I am not sure if it is a setting on my computer or not.
I long for the days where you could just download a stand alone update, that way I could download jst once and put it on all of my computers.
At any rate, I followed your suggestion and used FCS Remover and I am now trying to download Compressor 4 from the appp store. I wonder if I am going to get 4.0 or 4.0.4? This could take quite a while, but when it is done downloading and installing (I hope) I will let you know how it went.
Would there be a way to download an update of Compressor on one computer and then gather all the downloaded components on a thumb drive and do a manual install on another computer?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2012 9:49 AM (in response to bikinijack)
Two problems might be...
Did you buy Compressor or are you copying it from a computer at your office?
If you did buy Compressor you need to log into the same account (App Store) that you used at the office.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2012 2:12 PM (in response to David M Brewer)
Hi David, yes, the Compressor at my home and office were purchased under the same account.
To my horror, now my office computer is doing the same thing. Compressor just stalls when it gets to the burn stage. In the Share Monitor it says "waiting."
I guess I will try downloading Compressor at my office too (it is currently downloading at my house so I don't know the result of that yet).
Could there be a DVD driver that I need to update?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2012 3:41 PM (in response to bikinijack)
oh god have mercy on my soul. Just talked with Apple. It turns out it is a "Mountain Lion" issue that the engineers already know about. They suggested creating a Lion partition on the HD and open from Lion and burn, how do you do this?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2012 4:35 PM (in response to bikinijack)
Hmm. A known ML issue…no support document…I'm skeptical. They have sold more than a few copies of ML…and more than a few of those users must be using FCPX and sharing to DVD. (Unless this is proof that DVD really is dead.) Yours is the only post I've seen on this. So not to doubt that you are experiencing a frustrating problem, but just to say I'm skeptical.
What part of Apple did you talk to?
If you have Toast, why not use it?
As to partitioning, I don't think I'd go there. While I have partitioned drives before, I don't have ML on my machines and I don't like to advise about things I haven't tried.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2012 5:08 PM (in response to Russ H)
I have a contact who works with FCPX who helped me on a previous-very serious-issue.
Ok, so burning with Toast 11, I have 3 options:
A) Burn from the original .mov file by dragging it into Toast, then burn.
B) Copy a DVD that I had already burned using the DVD copy function of Toast.
C) use the 2 files created by my attempt to use Compressor (the mv2 file and the ac3 files) and load them in Toast.
Which will give me the best quality DVD?