Media Encoder has a memory leak in Windows 10, won't render video at all. Black Screen of Death

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Mar 16, 2020 Mar 16, 2020

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All of my encoding jobs were failing...well, not really failing, just getting stuck and not progressing. Then I started getting Black Screens Of Death, so I checked the Event Viewer and found this little nugget (there are several more):

 

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Resource-Exhaustion-Detector
Date: 3/16/2020 9:07:49 PM
Event ID: 2004
Task Category: Resource Exhaustion Diagnosis Events
Level: Warning
Keywords: Events related to exhaustion of system commit limit (virtual memory).
User: SYSTEM
Computer: 
Description:
Windows successfully diagnosed a low virtual memory condition. The following programs consumed the most virtual memory: PProHeadless.exe (22592) consumed 34878300160 bytes, PProHeadless.exe (25744) consumed 1500815360 bytes, and msedge.exe (9208) consumed 479195136 bytes.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Resource-Exhaustion-Detector" Guid="{9988748e-c2e8-4054-85f6-0c3e1cad2470}" />
<EventID>2004</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>3</Level>
<Task>3</Task>
<Opcode>33</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8000000020000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2020-03-17T01:07:49.281138500Z" />
<EventRecordID>27652</EventRecordID>
<Correlation ActivityID="{becf64ce-2766-4068-89cd-13bf85759bd9}" />
<Execution ProcessID="25896" ThreadID="13956" />
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer></Computer>
<Security UserID="" />
</System>
<UserData>
<MemoryExhaustionInfo xmlns="http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/Resource/Exhaustion/Detector/Events">
<SystemInfo>
<SystemCommitLimit>46423150592</SystemCommitLimit>
<SystemCommitCharge>46156267520</SystemCommitCharge>
<ProcessCommitCharge>43509108736</ProcessCommitCharge>
<PagedPoolUsage>618213376</PagedPoolUsage>
<PhysicalMemorySize>17015447552</PhysicalMemorySize>
<PhysicalMemoryUsage>10103070720</PhysicalMemoryUsage>
<NonPagedPoolUsage>506392576</NonPagedPoolUsage>
<Processes>300</Processes>
</SystemInfo>
<PagedPoolInfo>
<Tag_1>
<Name>MmSt</Name>
<PoolUsed>103786736</PoolUsed>
</Tag_1>
<Tag_2>
<Name>NtfF</Name>
<PoolUsed>45193600</PoolUsed>
</Tag_2>
<Tag_3>
<Name>FMfn</Name>
<PoolUsed>35568960</PoolUsed>
</Tag_3>
</PagedPoolInfo>
<NonPagedPoolInfo>
<Tag_1>
<Name>smNp</Name>
<PoolUsed>67768320</PoolUsed>
</Tag_1>
<Tag_2>
<Name>ConT</Name>
<PoolUsed>48418816</PoolUsed>
</Tag_2>
<Tag_3>
<Name>smBt</Name>
<PoolUsed>48390144</PoolUsed>
</Tag_3>
</NonPagedPoolInfo>
<ProcessInfo>
<Process_1>
<Name>PProHeadless.exe</Name>
<ID>22592</ID>
<CreationTime>2020-03-16T19:25:57.055746800Z</CreationTime>
<CommitCharge>34878300160</CommitCharge>
<HandleCount>4367</HandleCount>
<Version>14.0.1.71</Version>
<TypeInfo>201</TypeInfo>
</Process_1>
<Process_2>
<Name>PProHeadless.exe</Name>
<ID>25744</ID>
<CreationTime>2020-03-16T20:49:39.837082400Z</CreationTime>
<CommitCharge>1500815360</CommitCharge>
<HandleCount>2708</HandleCount>
<Version>14.0.1.71</Version>
<TypeInfo>210</TypeInfo>
</Process_2>
<Process_3>
<Name>msedge.exe</Name>
<ID>9208</ID>
<CreationTime>2020-03-16T17:32:37.899477300Z</CreationTime>
<CommitCharge>479195136</CommitCharge>
<HandleCount>4033</HandleCount>
<Version>80.0.361.66</Version>
<TypeInfo>219</TypeInfo>
</Process_3>
<Process_4>
<Name>
</Name>
<ID>0</ID>
<CreationTime>1601-01-01T00:00:00.000000000Z</CreationTime>
<CommitCharge>0</CommitCharge>
<HandleCount>0</HandleCount>
<Version>0.0.0.0</Version>
<TypeInfo>0</TypeInfo>
</Process_4>
<Process_5>
<Name>
</Name>
<ID>0</ID>
<CreationTime>1601-01-01T00:00:00.000000000Z</CreationTime>
<CommitCharge>0</CommitCharge>
<HandleCount>0</HandleCount>
<Version>0.0.0.0</Version>
<TypeInfo>0</TypeInfo>
</Process_5>
<Process_6>
<Name>
</Name>
<ID>0</ID>
<CreationTime>1601-01-01T00:00:00.000000000Z</CreationTime>
<CommitCharge>0</CommitCharge>
<HandleCount>0</HandleCount>
<Version>0.0.0.0</Version>
<TypeInfo>0</TypeInfo>
</Process_6>
</ProcessInfo>
<ExhaustionEventInfo>
<Time>2020-03-17T01:07:47.155333400Z</Time>
</ExhaustionEventInfo>
</MemoryExhaustionInfo>
</UserData>
</Event>

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Crash, Dynamic link, Error or problem, Export or render, Freeze or hang, Hardware or GPU

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