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  • TownTroniks Level 1 Level 1

    You are a GOD!! Thank you!!!!

  • filmsgeek Level 1 Level 1

    This is a super annoying problem. I'm experiencing the same thing... on a Macbook Pro with Retina Display. OS X 10.8. iMove 11 9.0.7. Copying out projects and replacing them works, but I can only do this for one at a time. Any idea on when a bug fix is expected?

  • fiddlemcwiddle Level 1 Level 1

    I have not had this error message for ages, and I have up to 15 projects sitting there. It seems to have cured itself. Although still occasionally starts running slow and hung up on frames when scrolling.


    A self correcting bug. Love that.

  • cperdue Level 1 Level 1

    Started running into this problem... again... on a brand new MBPr today.  Rebooting and restarting iMovie, or paring down the size of my projects (time lapses) seemed to work at all.


    MY WORKAROUND: do a force-quit of iMovie.  I'm not sure why but that seems to help me so I can begin exporting the videos agaon.

  • simondoling Level 1 Level 1

    I'm not able to do a single 3.43 vid. The only thing in my library ??

  • willconn Level 1 Level 1

    I was experiencing the same problem and after 4.5 hours with APPLE tech support and escallation to a Sr. level tech, it turns out there was a conflicting PREFERENCES file in the MacIntosh HD/Library/Preferences folder.


    Odds are, you have 1000s of files there, so throwing them all away was the easest solution instead of trying to hunt for the bad guy one at a time.  I held back my dock and my mail preferences.  Dumped the rest.


    You will loose mouse and other specific app preferences, but it fixed the iMovie error immediately, after RESTART.

  • froggy18 Level 1 Level 1

    willconn - can you please briefly decribe how to do this safely?

  • ingots Level 1 Level 1

    WOW!  I couldn't "share" a 3 minute movie, even with 5+ GB of RAM free.


    After hours of restarting iMovie, purging the inactive memory, repairing permissions, searching and reading forums, and much other pointless putzing, gonzalofrom562 saved the day. 


    I moved all projects except the one I was working with to another directory and viola!, problem solved.


    Thank you Gonzalo!!!

  • digimurr Level 1 Level 1

    Problem solved I don't think so.  Problem work around yes.   But the problem is Apple refusing to fix this long time bug.  It was never an issue in ealry versions on early operating systems.  It's bloody ridculous.  From other issues I've had and using these support community forums I've been told that Apple doesn't even monitor these posts :-(

  • iphoner82 Level 1 Level 1

    I did gonzalofrom562 suggestion, too. No dice.


    + 5min clip

    + vid's (.mov)

    + 25 images imported through iPhoto, all with video effects and Ken Burns.


    I get either error 108 or the other one (51 is it).


    As soon as I removed video effects and Ken Burns from the images, voi la! Worked!! Not what I wanted, but it worked.

  • sergio2santos Level 1 Level 1

    Same error here - iMac on OS X 10.8.4 with 32Gb memory running on 3.4Ghz i7 - no way this is a memory shortage


    Activity Monitor was showing 27Gb of free memory


    For a short video to finally export I had to move ALL other projects to trash ! seriously dissapointed


    I hope there's an update in the pipeline

  • kberryman163 Level 1 Level 1

    I'm still not quite sure how to accomplish this...I move the project to a desktop folder, then relauch imovie, correct?  I open imovie but my project isnt there, its in the folder i created.  Im sorry if i'm missing something but I've been trying to figure this stupid thing out and its late and im frustrated.

  • digimurr Level 1 Level 1

    Just after my last post in this feed, I moved to Screenflow for $99 and have never gone back to iMovie.  


    I'm fed up with no support from Apple.  I like the Apple platform, but their support for their own software systems just STINKS! The number of calls and hours of wasted time I made to Apple Care about iMovie bugs including this Memory issue and other bugs followed by their lame responses and efforts (including having me re-partition my drive, create a new user and then trying to replicate the bugs) was SUCH a waste of time... they even escalated the issue to their top tier of support and after waiting for two weeks, their response and lack of a date for a fix or even when the issue would be put into engineering was totally unacceptable... and I could get nothing back from Apple in the way of a 'written' response that I could escalate in my own way. 


    I think the most frustrating aspect was that none of the Apple care support folks would acknowledge that these items were issues.   "I'm not aware of that problem", "we don't have this noted in our support" etc etc. When I referred them to the dozens of posts in the Support Community they pleaded ignorance.


    I would say there is nothing I can't do in Screenflow that iMovie does and a lot more I can do in Screenflow that iMovie could never do.  BUT I spent $99 that doesn't help those of you who won't or can't make the investment.  Screenflow is very stable, and reminds me a lot of some of Pinacle's products on the Window's side... more timeline oriented. 


    iMovie is what it is... a great piece of software with some bugs in it that Apple won't address.  I've accepted this and moved on and I would recommend to anyone in this forum try and do the same if they can.  iMovie is a 'starter' program included for free, not intended for any type of commercial use.


    As a former computer industry executive with Atari, I cannot fathom how this type of 'deflect and defeat' or probably more accurately 'deflect and deflate' type of support extended to a loyal customer user base can benefit Apple in the long run.

  • jgatto Level 1 Level 1

    Still no fix? I purchased the latest greatest 27" iMac with maximum memory and storage  just for video editing and I get "sharing requires more memory" error everytime i try to share and when I try to play back movie in full screen preview iMovie crashes everytime!

  • YoramIH Level 1 Level 1

    I tried many suggested solutions, such as moving projects out of the iMovie projects folder or making new copies, but nothing worked. What did work was:


    1. quitting all applications

    2. moving all my preference files (~/Library/Preferences) into a temporary folder and restaring my Mac. It felt odd since everything has the default settings. After exporting the movie I will copy all the preferences files back and restart (this is optional)


    Apperently there is a conflict between some preference files.