Carl's method works just fine. All he was asking to do was to render the video with the preview on so that you could see where it stopped. Then you will have a better clue of where to look in your project and then remove the clip and then if it renders without a hitch you focus on correcting what is wrong in that portion of your project. Most likely, but no guarantees, it is a faulty video clip
This is an effective way to troubleshoot the problem. I have done this myself to locate a problem video clip, made adjustments to the duration and/or end or start point and problem solved. I think the particular video clip had some problems.
Another frequent cause of hanging during rendering for some..... The project is created and within the project are video clips that are of a non standard structure. Meaning that the resolution of the video clips resolution dimensions are in conflict with other parts of its structure. Maybe the clip was captured and/or downloaded and imports into the project ok, but causes the render to fail. So....take a close look at all the clips you are using and answer some questions to yourself. What are the video dimensions? Are they standard resolutions? What are the audio characteristics? The same? Stereo or 5.1,7.1? How were they encoded? Pd can render all of its transitions, I have rendered all of them to see if it does. But PD might have trouble transitioning from one nonstandard video clip to another without a hiccup. Are the frame rates the same for all the video clips?etc etc etc.
Carl's method will assist you to identify a problem clip and help you ask questions about the area where it hangs, because you can see where it stops. If you then remove the clip and it then renders then you will have to correct the faulty clip in some way such as processing it in some way to allow it to be utilized in the project.
PD, has little and bigger bugs here and there, but it renders very consistently on my setup. I attribute that to only using video from a trusted video source, my video camera.
The whole point of this is.... If something isn't working then look at what you are using for source video,audio and graphic files.
These are just questions to think about. You may be importing a consistent video format from a single source and then you would have to look for another solution.
This is why information is asked so the problem can be troubleshot more effectively. And even providing all information doesn't help because your hard drive is failing or a RAM card isn't plugged in all the way and is causing a problem or this or that software or anti virus program is causing the problem.
This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at Feb 18. 2012 17:49
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