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Fixing Adobe Media Encoder Export Failure in Premiere Pro CS5 on Windows 7

Fixing Adobe Media Encoder Export Failure in Premiere Pro CS5 on Windows 7

Fixing Adobe Media Encoder Export Failure in Premiere Pro CS5 on Windows 7.

Fixing Adobe Media Encoder Export Failure in Premiere Pro CS5 on Windows 7.

Fixing Adobe Media Encoder Export Failure in Premiere Pro CS5 on Windows 7.

I recently invested in Premiere Pro CS5 and was having all sorts of fun editing my HD files (.m2ts) using this magnificent video editing softward, when suddenly disaster struck.. on a larger project I had been working on for days till' end, CS5 stop responding when trying to export .AVI files, usually stopping at around 85-89%. This freeze up was often accompanied by a error message. Later in this article you will learn how to access the Adobe Premiere Pro Encoding Log file and Error Log file, which should help you diagnose the problem you are experiencing.

I tried finding a solution to my the problem online, but the only answers I got was “update your drivers” and similar. However, the solution came when I was playing around to see if there were some settings I could change. I saw the ‘metadata’ option and as this is something the encoder has to deal with on top of the rendering/encoding workload. Here is a solution you can try which worked for me:

Steps for fixing the Premiere Pro CS5 and Media Encoder issues:

1. Open the export window within the CS5 interface. EXPORT > MEDIA.

2. Choose the appropriate file extension you want to export.

3. Press the METADATA… button

4. Under SOURCE METADATA select > PRESERVATION RULES and > EXCLUDE ALL

5. Under OUTPUT FILE METADATA > EXPORT TEMPLATE > and press NEW

6. Create a new EXPORT TEMPLATE called NONE, where you include none of the previously tagged boxes and options.

7. Select the new "NONE" template from the pop-up menu.



How to speed up Adobe Media Encoder:

Even though you are not having major issues with premier pro CS5 freezing up / crashing while exporting, this method can save you heaps of time when exporting larger files, as applying these changes should speed up your exporting with an approximate 50++ percent.

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How to access the Premier Pro CS5 Encoding log file and/or Error log file

How to access the Premier Pro CS5 Encoding log file and/or Error log file

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To help diagnose the exact problem you have accessing the CS5 'Encoding log file' and/or 'Error log file' might be very helpful. Please see our guide below on how you find these specific files.

Encoding log file

Depending on what operative system you are running on the encoding log file may be found in the following locations:

Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Application Data\Adobe\Adobe Media Encoder\5.0\AMEEncodingLog.txt

Windows Vista: C:\Users\[user]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Media Encoder\5.0\AMEEncodingLog.txt

Windows 7: C:\Users\[user]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Premiere Pro\5.0\AMEEncodingLog.txt

Mac OS: Macintosh HD/Users/[user]/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Media Encoder/5.0/AMEEncodingLog.txt

The encoding log file contains a record of all the files you have encoded, including those which were not properly encoded. The newest entries are kept at the end of the file. It is a text file which adds encoding entries automatically. If you want to you can clear the log by opening the file in a plain text editor, then selecting all of the entries, deleting them, and finishing by saving the empty file using its original default filename (AMEEncodingLog.txt)

Error log file

Depending on what operative system you are running on the error log file may be found in the following locations:

The error log file is stored in the following location:

Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Application Data\Adobe\Adobe Media Encoder\5.0\AMEEncodingErrorLog.txt

Windows Vista: C:\Users\[user]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Media Encoder\5.0\AMEEncodingErrorLog.txt

Windows 7: C:\Users\[user]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Premiere Pro\5.0\AMEEncodingErrorLog.txt

Mac OS: Macintosh HD/Users/[user]/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Media Encoder/5.0/AMEEncodingErrorLog.txt

To view the error log file, choose File > Show Errors.


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Resolver2009 (author) from Bournemouth, UK / Oslo, Norway on September 14, 2014:

Glad to hear it S. Tomioka. If you want to say thanks I would be much obliged if you would check out my debut novel 'Cognitive Disturbance'. Have a great weekend.

S. Tomioka on September 08, 2014:

I would like to thank you for your post on Export Failure. Spent a lot of hours doing the editing and to find out I could't export my hard work. This was a life saver, thanks again.

Luner Eugene on June 14, 2014:

I don'e even see the Media Encoder listed under adobe why?

Amit on December 17, 2013:

You are a genius. I was desperate, nothing worked for me....

saved my day!!

thanks!

Resolver2009 (author) from Bournemouth, UK / Oslo, Norway on September 18, 2013:

@ Natch, J-CARAMAC & SAmmydavisjrjr: Glad to hear it! :D

sammydavisjrjr on May 31, 2013:

Yup! this solved it for me. Thank you very much!!!

J-CARAMAC on April 15, 2013:

You Sir are a life saver! THANK YOU

Natch on May 05, 2012:

i''ll try this tomorrow i hope it works, thanks i'll let you know what happens.

Rob on April 04, 2012:

Hey, when i did this step after creating new-none folder there were still a few boxes in the new none folder but they weren't checked and don't recall if they were checkable or not. Did i do this correctly? Should it be empty?

6. Create a new EXPORT TEMPLATE called NONE, where you include none of the previously tagged boxes and options.

Resolver2009 (author) from Bournemouth, UK / Oslo, Norway on March 21, 2012:

Dragan: Glad to hear it! :-D

Alexander: No worries.

Alya: Maybe if you give us some more info regarding your problem we would be able to help you out.

Faheem: Maybe if you rephrase your comment, and actually make sense someone would be able to help you. ;-)

faheem on February 20, 2012:

i have a different problem my premier is not exporting any thing i can,t get wy dis is happening. premier is nt strucking but nt exporting if export then that will be 2 r 3 frames what should i do.

Alya on February 17, 2012:

my problem is still not fixed even after I did that what else can I do

Alexander on December 09, 2011:

Thanx!!!

Dragan on December 08, 2011:

Man, you just saved my life! I was I`ve been "struggling" with the freezing problem more than a week.

Thanks

Resolver2009 (author) from Bournemouth, UK / Oslo, Norway on March 10, 2011:

Glad I could help you Feliperor! Fixing adobe media encoder export failure in premiere pro CS5.. Winning. ;)

feliperor on March 10, 2011:

Thanks man! Problem solved!

Resolver2009 (author) from Bournemouth, UK / Oslo, Norway on January 17, 2011:

Sameerk: Thank you!

Yossi: Glad I could help you out! :-D

All the best,

Alex

Yossi on January 17, 2011:

thanks man

this made me nuts for two days

sameerk from India on January 12, 2011:

nice one

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