7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 15, 2012 3:43 PM by SuperVHS
Ros Aylward Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have a 6 month old MBP and have prepared an imovie project using sports theme and which is 20 min long and included video and photos. I am trying to publish to media browser and every time it gets about 70% done. It says cannot publish due to error -108. I have rebooted and ensured no other programs are running. This is a new i5 machine so should have plenty of memory to get it done. 30 copies of this need to be ready for Saturday am so I have a real problem and Apple is on holiday in the US and have Cdn specialists. Please help!

MBP i5
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (112,720 points)
    Do you have any other devices connected? External drive? This is usually an unmounting error.
  • Jamie .G Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Dear Ros

    This problem may be do because of no more memory left to write. Imovie takes up
    a lot of memory (to check that out go into utility monitor (i think :p)) I suggest turning your macbook pro completely off, wait 3 seconds and boot up again. This worked for me anyways. Hope i helped.
  • nervusrock Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I´m having the same problem with mine.... Can´t finish the movies in HD... Hope someone can help us!

  • BillyNRW Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i have the same problem to...enough RAM and HD  Space...so no fu**** idea what to do..

  • Jemasoft Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Try to use my avices at topic:


    imovie error code -108


    I hope it will help.

  • Aman Chahar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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

  • SuperVHS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    After learning that this issue is due to a lack of ram, I decided to by some...


    I've now 16GB in my MBPro early 2011. I've 11GB free while running iMovie... and I still get that f*****ng error.

    So don't buy ram, that won't solve the problem :-/