Snow Leopard and Adobe Media Encoder bug/incompatibility

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Ben1l, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Ben1l macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2006

    I've noticed a strange and annoying bug involving Flash Media Encoder (version is the one I'm using) running in Snow Leopard. When I go to encode a quicktime export from Final Cut Pro, as I have many times before, The screen goes black about 5 seconds into the encode process. I'm running it on a Mac Pro (2 x 3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon). My second monitor continues to work. Whats even more unusual about the black screen issue is that it's not like the Mac cannot communicate with that monitor. Although the entire screen is black, you can still see cursor moving around.

    So far, the only way I've found to get the monitor working again is either to force restart the Mac of to do a screen refresh. (CMD + ALT + EJECT).

    Any Ideas?

  2. hex macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2003
    I am having the same issue...10.6.1 screen goes dark after the media encoder starts about 5-30seconds in. The media encoder if left alone will finish its process but it is very annoying. Sometimes I can get the screen back on by starting front row (apple+esc) and waiting a few seconds. Other times I can get it to come back on if I can manage to relaunch the finder....but it is hard to do with out a screen (apple+option+esc) then arrow down a bunch of times till your at the bottom and press return twice.

    I am not sure if this is an apple bug or an adobe bug but we need to get on them both to figure out whats up

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