Macbook FREEZES Everytime I export in iMovie!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jasonmovieguy82, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. jasonmovieguy82 macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2015
    Computer: Macbook Pro
    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro7,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB

    I am furious right now! I just wasted over 2 hours exporting an hour long movie I edited. 40% into the export, and my Macbook FROZE for no reason. I was watching a movie on my External Hardrive (seagate) and the movie just glitched and froze. I tried pressing ESC but nothing happened. The movie was in freeze frame. It's a 1.5TB external hard drive. It should have no barring on how it effects my actual computer, but for some reason it caused my whole mac to freeze. I had to restart my computer, thus losing my export.

    Why did this happen? I thought Macs were supposed to be Non-Glitchy. Is it because this is a 2010 machine? I am running Snow Leopard. iMovie '09. None of this should be an issue at all! Why did it freeze?

    I have 4G of Ram. I also have onl 20 GB of Hard Drive space left. But still, what does this have to do with my computer freezing? Is it recommended you don't watch movies on your external if you're exporting a movie????

    Please any advice would be helpful. I edit a lot, and so far this Macbook has cost me a lot of time and patience. This is the third time this has happened. I am seriously wondering if I need to buy a new 2015 Mac with 16GB of Ram.

    I had a mental breakdown tonight because of this and my landlord has threatened to make me move if I can't calm down. I don't have insurance on the computer anymore. I just am baffled that Mac is so horrible at not even having a way to SAVE what you already exported. Seriously it was 40% complete and then I had to reboot the stupid thing because of a glitchy file. Makes no sense.
  2. Dead0k macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2015
    HDD is dying
    backup it and buy a new one or SSD
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    Fairys in the neighboorhood. Bad HD. Random fluctuations in the time/space continuum. Faulty RAM. Error in a OS file.

    How should we know? You give us nothing to go on, except a rant. Seems like you should see a shrink based on your description of this case, and then try to export again.

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