Compressor output is black

GumaRodak

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Mar 14, 2015
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Hello, i just purchased compressor to do transcoding media formats like avi, mkv etc to m4v, mp4...for my apple devices.
But so far whatever i put inside and code, the resulting file is black video with no sound...
not to mention, that during this coding, my cpu is on 10% usage...and it takes like 30 minutes to code 60 min video....

am i doing something wrong?
 

Ritsuka

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Sep 3, 2006
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Compressor doesn't read mkv, and supports only a small part of avi (the ones with dv video and a few other). If you want to convert to mp4 for Apple devices, it's better to use HandBrake for example.
 

GumaRodak

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Mar 14, 2015
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yeah thx for the advice...it was more than 30 days back...so its lost already :)
 

vovov

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Oct 29, 2014
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I´m having similar problem with trying to transcode H.265 HEVC (Fujifilm X-T3) video clips to ProRes.

Everything seem to work fine but result is audio ok but black video.

I´m running OSX Sierra + Compressor 4.4. Compressor 4.4 supports H.265 but it´s not working for some reason. I don´t know if the problem is the OSX Sierra which doesn't support H.265?
 

vovov

macrumors newbie
Oct 29, 2014
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I tried Handbrake and that program transcoded it without problems, same computer and same Sierra.

Compressor is limited with the resources the operating system gives it so it won't work. I would think Apple could add the needed resources to Compressor itself, like Handbrake has, but I guess the goal is to push people to new osx and new hardware. Wide compatibility is bad business.
 
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Ritsuka

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Sep 3, 2006
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It costs money to distribute a HEVC encoder and decoder. If Apple added it to Compressor, they would have to pay it twice.
And yes, they want you to run the latest version of macOS.