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Old 07-28-2012, 06:06 AM   #1
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Problem exporting movies

Yesterday I made myself a movie, a proper one. So I wanted to export it as a .avi file and put it on youtube. However I encountered a problem. I rendered it, all fine and good, then I went to go open it up, guess what? An error, saying 'Windows media player has encountered a problem when playing this file'

I tried everything from installing Quicktime (Which brings up an error at startup of Sfm) and to using VLC player and such, I've re-rendered and again the same damn issue. Another note, I also tried uploading to youtube via the sharing tab, but it says that my internet connection needs to be checked when it's perfect and fine.

Can anyone help?
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:16 AM   #2
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Yesterday I made myself a movie, a proper one. So I wanted to export it as a .avi file and put it on youtube. However I encountered a problem. I rendered it, all fine and good, then I went to go open it up, guess what? An error, saying 'Windows media player has encountered a problem when playing this file'

I tried everything from installing Quicktime (Which brings up an error at startup of Sfm) and to using VLC player and such, I've re-rendered and again the same damn issue. Another note, I also tried uploading to youtube via the sharing tab, but it says that my internet connection needs to be checked when it's perfect and fine.

Can anyone help?
Please report that as a bug, because I reported and they told me that I'm the only one that has reported this kind of thing.

The temp solution that I did was to bring it from 720p to 480p in the settings when you export.







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Old 07-28-2012, 06:47 AM   #3
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Okay, I'll report and I'll try that as well.
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:30 AM   #4
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Firstly, have you tried opening your video with any other video player...such as Quicktime or VLC Media Player?

Secondly, the problem with the YouTube export...everyone is having trouble with it...in which it is a bug within SFM they will hopefully fix in the next update.
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:59 AM   #5
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Firstly, have you tried opening your video with any other video player...such as Quicktime or VLC Media Player?

Secondly, the problem with the YouTube export...everyone is having trouble with it...in which it is a bug within SFM they will hopefully fix in the next update.
Yes, I have. With Quicktime it just gives me an error when I load it up. And VLC it doesn't play at all.
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:28 AM   #6
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Yes, I have. With Quicktime it just gives me an error when I load it up. And VLC it doesn't play at all.
Can you also tell your specs please?

Mine is:

AMD Phenom II X2 Processor 3.2GHz
Asus M2N68 AM Plus motherboard
EVGA 450 GTS 1GB PCI Express
4GB DDR2 Memory
22" Emerson TV/Monitor
1 TB HD
DVD R/RW
Windows 7 64bit
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:44 AM   #7
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Can you also tell your specs please?

Mine is:

AMD Phenom II X2 Processor 3.2GHz
Asus M2N68 AM Plus motherboard
EVGA 450 GTS 1GB PCI Express
4GB DDR2 Memory
22" Emerson TV/Monitor
1 TB HD
DVD R/RW
Windows 7 64bit
My specs, are

Intel i5 2400 3.1GHz
Asus P8H61-M LE/USB3
GTX 550 Ti
4GB DDR3 Memory
500GB HDD
Windows 7 - 64 Bit
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:02 PM   #8
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I strongly urge people not to bother with the direct encoding in SFM and just export as image sequences with a standalone WAV file, then do your conversion to video in VirtualDub or AfterEffects.

So far I love everything about SFM except its in-built video export which seems to be pretty wonky- it's either washed out or too dark to see and there seem to be a lot of bugs in it.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:11 PM   #9
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I think I may be having the same problem, does my bug post here include the problems you're having?
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:59 PM   #10
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I think I may be having the same problem, does my bug post here include the problems you're having?
Yep thats pretty much the same thing except that I got it to work at a lower res though. I don't know if SpetsnazGuy got it to work at a lower res.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:17 PM   #11
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Yep thats pretty much the same thing except that I got it to work at a lower res though. I don't know if SpetsnazGuy got it to work at a lower res.
Nope, I haven't got it to work at a lower res. Guess we got to wait until Valve fix it or something.
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