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  • Toke Lahti Level 1 Level 1

    Sarcophagus wrote:

     

    Open Compressor, go to Apple Qmaster -> Share this Computer, tick the box to enable sharing then fill out the panel as you would the preference pane.

    There is no "Apple Qmaster" in Compressor 3.5.3 (at least in 10.9).

  • jm_aivi Level 1 Level 1

    As Studio_X said, the way to enable it is to use the terminal. I'm not sure exactly how to configure it that way, should you need it, but it's all there in the help files (I supposse)

  • Russ H Level 7 Level 7
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    X,

     

    OK. I'm confused (not unusual).


    Compressor 3.5 (and 4.0) are also 32 bit and they are apparently supported. What's with the Qmaster set-up?


    Russ

  • Toke Lahti Level 1 Level 1

    Russ H wrote:

    What's with the Qmaster set-up?

    Qmaster Setup used to be in System Preferences.

    Which turned 64-bit in 10.6.

    But it had 32-bit mode, where it could run 32-bit code.

    Apparently this mode is now silently dropped out.

  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7

    Toke,

     

    Well stated.

     

    Daveduck,

     

    FCP does not require Qmaster. It is the clustering app for Compressor. You can run Compressor in its default state (usually 1 instance) and it will work - you just are not able to harness the computing power of multiple cores as effectively.

     

    x

  • Benny11 Level 1 Level 1

    Sadly, I'm happy to hear that the issue is also with Compressor 4. Then it will get the attention of Apple. I've read nothing but mediocre reviews for C4 and wouldn't want to be forced to upgrade for something so minor.

  • Sarcophagus Level 1 Level 1

    We should probably all give shocking reviews on the app store. That'll get their attention...

  • Toke Lahti Level 1 Level 1

    Sarcophagus wrote:

     

    We should probably all give shocking reviews on the app store. That'll get their attention...

    Great idea!

  • Benny11 Level 1 Level 1

    I'm working to restart Qmaster from the command line. Perhaps you can help me? Not sure how to restart.

     

    I'm getting a permissions issue:

     

    qmasterprefs restart: need to start qmasterd but user ID = 501 (should be root), exiting.

  • Toke Lahti Level 1 Level 1

    Benny11 wrote:

     

    I'm working to restart Qmaster from the command line. Perhaps you can help me? Not sure how to restart.

     

    I'm getting a permissions issue:

     

    qmasterprefs restart: need to start qmasterd but user ID = 501 (should be root), exiting.

    Try putting "sudo" on front of each command.

  • Benny11 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks, but still no go. I recently reset all the permissions on my home folder, so that could be the issue. I tried sudo but got this outcome...

    sudo qmasterprefs -restart

    sudo: unable to stat /etc/sudoers: Permission denied

    sudo: no valid sudoers sources found, quitting

  • Posthumous Level 2 Level 2

    I had the same problem when I updated to 10.9. Qmaster was no longer accessible and I could no longer use multiple cores in Compressor 3.5.

     

    I purchased Compressor 4 which integrates Qmaster and all is well now. All 8 cores at 100%. Fortunately it's not too costly.

  • Toke Lahti Level 1 Level 1

    Benny11 wrote:

     

    Thanks, but still no go. I recently reset all the permissions on my home folder, so that could be the issue. I tried sudo but got this outcome...

    sudo qmasterprefs -restart

    sudo: unable to stat /etc/sudoers: Permission denied

    sudo: no valid sudoers sources found, quitting

    Strange, mine works with sudo. Maybe you should kill existing processes before restart?

    I'm not fully aware how things go with osX, when there's no "root" user. Or maybe I have enabled root sometime in the deep shadows of history...

  • Toke Lahti Level 1 Level 1

    Posthumous wrote:

     

    I had the same problem when I updated to 10.9. Qmaster was no longer accessible and I could no longer use multiple cores in Compressor 3.5.

     

    I purchased Compressor 4 which integrates Qmaster and all is well now. All 8 cores at 100%. Fortunately it's not too costly.

    Can you manage "C4 integrated qmaster" to also render something else than Compressor's tasks?

  • Posthumous Level 2 Level 2

    To be honest, I think so but not positive. You may have to reaearch that.

     

    Sorry.