I always use the h.264 codec to display my preview files in After Effects. Unfortunately I am forced to use the Media Encoder to do so. This takes forever. Before Media Encoder a typical scene took about 20 seconds to render. Now the Media Encoder tries to connect to dynamic link server for about 5 minutes, followed by 2 to 3 minutes of encoding. Is there a way to get rid of the dynamic link and the long render time?