when i try to export a video in Media Encoder 2020 it gets stuck on "connecting to project" this happends to me when exporting from after effects and when importing an after effects file into media encoder. i tried using multiple projects and they all get stuck on "connecting to project". i used to be able to export videos with media encoder without any problems but now not anymore
(i posted a picture down below of the "connecting to project"
im using Media Encoder 2020 and After Effects 2020
I understand this is not ideal. I found an article related to this issue. Check it out: https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/kb/after-effects-composition-export-error.html
Let me know if it helps.
I'm having the same issue, and it seems like the only thing I can do about it so far is to clear the render queue, and resend the projects (if you're sending them from After Effects) and refill the queue, and restart the render.
The other response hasn't done any good on my end.
Hey, did you find any solution for that? I am having the same issue since 02 days.
Same problem here, following..
This is furstrating! and the workaround adobe is proposing is not solving the problem, instead on working i'm spending tiome troublshooting an issue for a buggy software im paying for! shame on you adobe!
I'm the product manager for Adobe Media Encoder. I would suggest two things:
1. Make sure you are using the latest version Media Encoder and After Effects.
2. If you get into this state, reboot.
There was a known issue with AME and AE that could cause the issue you're describing. It was fixed in December of last year. However, there are still some issues with DynamicLink (a technology that connects our applications) that can cause the problem you're describing. If you experience this when you're on the latest version - and we know what operating system and version you're on - we can provide some more information to fix the issue. But definitely get on the latest version first.
Hope this helps!
the issue is still present with the most updated software, I'm checking software updates everyday hoping this issue is fixed and still nothing, I'm using AE on an M1 Max MacBook Pro with Monterey OS.
Same issue here.
Latest update. AE 2022 + AME 2022 --> macbook pro MacOS BigSur 11.6.4
Are you able to use the Dynamic Link feature at all (separate from exporting for Adobe Media Encoder)?
I found a way to resolve it by opening the Activity Monitor and force quitting both Adobe Media Encoder and aerender (that was not working for me), and then it all just works when reopening AME.
I think you still need to stop the previous render and start again.
This did the trick for me as well! Thanks!!!
It worked for me too! Huge thanks
thank you so much!
Thanks a ton. This solved the Dynamic Link Server and "connecting to project" issues, but it also made renders that were taking 20-30 minutes render much faster, down to a few seconds somehow.
Thank you Thank you!
It just started yesterday out of nowhere. Renders would crash half way in Media Encoder, and now I have to restart the pc a few times to get Dynamic Link Connection to work.
Behaviour is completely erratic. Sometimes jobs won't be added to the queue, sometimes I can't change the preset and I get stuck at "connecting to Dynamic Link". Sometimes I would get a windows saying AfterFX crashed, but After effects is still working correctly.
I deleted the folders as suggested on the link above, didn't help.
windows 11, latest Media encoder and latest After Effects.
Which versions of AME and AfterEffects are you using?
If you run into crahsers, please fill in the information in the crash dialog. This helps us when we look into the issue.
Same problem here and yet no solution?!?
Please provide more information about your issue so that we can help you. What app versions? OS? What did you try to do? What happened?