CS6: Output file much smaller than expected and it doesn't play (corrupt file)

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Jan 06, 2021

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Premiere Pro CS6

Windows 7 desktop.

 

I have been using Premiere CS6 successfully for many years on my computer.

When I export media, the predicted output file is about 4GB.

After an hour, it completes the encoding and the output file is 1GB.  (a quarter of the predicted size!) and it doesnt play.

Its a corrupt file!

 

I've never had this problem before.

I am exporting H.264 (custom settings)   MP4,  1920x1080. VBR: 7Mbps

 

I have exported LOADS of smaller files and all work fine.

But, this is a longer one:  1 hour 20 mins.

 

Surely Premiere can handle large files and long videos?

My hard drive has 9GB space remaining.

 

Could it be that output files need a LARGE AMOUNT of free space on the disk to render properly?

I would have assumed 9GB is more than enough space to render a 4GB file ?

 

Does anyone have a logical reason why the final file will be corrupt and smaller than expected?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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If the export file is to be 4 gig then 9 gig remaining on a disk is too little. Premiere needs extra space to make the file.

You need to get a larger disk or do some house keeping.

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Thank you for the confirmation.

I deleted a lot of files and freed up some space, and it worked perfectly  😉

Glad it was easily sorted out... and a good lesson to learn.

Thank you again 😉

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My hard drive has 9GB space remaining.

 

That´s the problem. You want at least a minimum of 10% of the total disc capacity as free space. The less space left, the more issues you will have and it can change from "it works ok" to "nothing works..." very fast.

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Thank you for that info.

I deleted lots of files to create a lot more space and then it all worked fine again  😉

 

Thank you very much for your help.

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