OSX crash during iMovie export

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hanser, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. hanser macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2013
    I have a strange problem. When I want to export my most recent project from iMovie to iTunes, the process stops and forces a reboot of the computer. If I export to a movie file, iMovie crashes. Each time.

    Now the funny part. I run OSX El Capitan 10.11.6 from external SSD on a 2012 basic Mac mini with 16 GB, which works normally fine. This allowed me the following experiment: I removed the SSD and plugged it into a Macbook Air (2013 base model) and booted again from the external SSD, but on the Macbook Air. Then I exported the project without problems!

    So, somehow the internals of the mac mini like processor or RAM seem to be the culprits? Has anybody an idea what might be happening? An how to fix it? Thanks in advance.
  2. hanser thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2013
    Ok, so nobody had answered. Meanwhile I put the external SSD inside the Mac Mini and it is working flawlessly, except that iMovie crash problem persists. So I try again, if somebody has any ideas what the problem might be.
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    There is a dedicated "digital video" forum here at MacRumors. You might pose the question there.

    Having said that, could you "export the movie to a file" (on the desktop or anytwhere else) and then "move it into iTunes"?
  4. hanser thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2013

    Export to file has the same result, i.e. crash

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