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Compressor: December 2009 Archives

compressor_icon.gifAfter we upgraded some of our classroom machines to Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6), an old problem reared its head when we tried to use Compressor to render H.264 video.  When we would submit jobs directly from FCP using the Share -> Using Compressor option in Final Cut Studio 3, the Compressor jobs would fail with "Quicktime Error -120."  And once one job failed, all the jobs that came after would fail too.

Asking around the office, nobody could say for sure what Error -120 stood for – but one of our old-timers did suggest a fix.  Simply pick "Reset Background Processing" from the Compressor application menu, and Compressor will flush out any old flotsam from its background rendering pipeline.

After the jump, a little bit about what Reset Background Processing does ...


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This page is a archive of entries in the Compressor category from December 2009.

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