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    Audio Export File Too Large for Mac

    Am getting this error when tryIng to export a two hour sequence:

    Exception: AUDIOEXPORT_FILE_TOO_LARGE, needed_in_kb: 2110382

    I have seen a few other posts in regard to this same error for PC's, but no real possible solution or explanation. I have 160GB of storage on my Mac drive, so I don't think it's that.

    I managed to export the sequence minue the last 10 seconds or so and it worked, and the file was only 865mb (H.264 QT 512x288 frame size) so it's not even reaching the 1GB file size.

    Any thoughts?

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    • Pixel Monkey
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    Re: Audio Export File Too Large for Mac


    Ignoring the usual tech-support process, let's just see if we can get the sequence exported.  Duplicate the sequence by clicking on it in the bin and hitting cmmd-d.  double-click on that new sequence.  In the timeline, select all audio layers. Set your in/out points for the export.  Now in the file menu, do Special / Audio Mixdown (stereo).  Choose whatever stereo track number you want.  Shouldn't matter. It'll make one audio file out of the whole sequence.  Now select all the other audio layers and physically delete them.  Now you should see only one audio track (the new mixdown).

    Now do the same export process that you tried originally.  This process will eliminate the possibility that any of the individual audio clips in the sequence are tripping you up.  

    If this whole process doesn't work, try this.  Go to the original sequence.  Select all your tracks.  Set your in-point.  Now set your out point somewhere in the middle of the sequence.  Get the same error?  If so, set the out-point somewhere close to the in-point.  This is the slow-but-sure way to identify a corrupt clip.  If no error messages come up, then perhaps exporting it in two halves or even in more (shorter) portions is the key.  I've done that before, where I've exported the sequence audio in six chunks (consecutive WAVE files); re-imported them, overlayed them in the timeline; and then the whole-sequence export worked.  (Essentially a manual-labor method of an audio mixdown).

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