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iMovie Finalize Problem

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zacharyfrommandeville Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 29, 2012 10:14 AM

I completed an iMovie project.  Tried several times to finalize it and I keep receiving an error message:

 

OpWrErr : File already open with write permission.  this occurs after the finalize step is in prgress for over an hour.

 

I have a MacBook Pro  Mac Book Pro OS X 10.8.2

iMovie 11

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • MrDaveWiebe Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Oct 29, 2012 10:37 AM (in response to zacharyfrommandeville)

    First make sure you save your project and then quit everything, then open up Terminal and type "killall Finder" and hit enter, and type "killall iMovie" and hit enter (Warning these commands are case sensitive) Open up iMovie to your project and press finalize. It should work

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Oct 29, 2012 11:09 AM (in response to zacharyfrommandeville)

    Rather than messing with the Terminal, I would suggest that you temporarily turn off Time Machine.

  • MrDaveWiebe Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Oct 29, 2012 12:03 PM (in response to zacharyfrommandeville)

    Terminal Commands are case sensitive you have to spell them exact, here's the commands again killall iMovie and killall Finder (Notice the capital "M" in iMovie and "F" in finder you have to spell them how Apple spells them) I hope this works!

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Oct 29, 2012 2:49 PM (in response to zacharyfrommandeville)

    Once you have finalized (alternatively, you can SHARE/TO MEDIA BROWSER in Large Size),

    then open iDVD. Then in iDVD open the Media Browser and navigate to your iMovie Project. You can drag it in from there.

  • MrDaveWiebe Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Oct 29, 2012 6:58 PM (in response to zacharyfrommandeville)

    After you have finalized it click share and then export, once it has been saved navigate to the file you just saved (Usally in finder>Movies) and click burn to disk that should work. I don't know how to do it in iDVD because I am using iLife 11 and Mountain Lion so iDVD isn't on my computer

  • bruntym Calculating status...
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    May 10, 2013 3:44 PM (in response to AppleMan1958)

    This worked for me.turned off Time Machine and shared and made DVD with Toast with no more problems.Many thanks.

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