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Old November 21st, 2009, 06:14 AM   #1
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flat battery when compressing vid, now compressor crashes

I was compressing a project from FCP on a train and my battery went flat midway through.

When I plugged into power and reopened compressor, it would not work, quiting unexpectedly. It seems the project I was compressing has corrupted.

I have tried clearing history ( crashes again) resetting background processing ( does nothing)

Can someone please tell me how to delete history?
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Old November 21st, 2009, 06:18 PM   #2
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There are only 3 things I can think of for this situation:

1. Copy-paste your assets into a fresh project and re-output to compressor.

2. Use a pay-ware application to attempt to fix the project and it's associated files.

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There was another free-ware application called FCP Rescue but that product seems to no longer be available.

3. Use DiskWarrior to fix any directory and or file corruptions caused by the power-failure.

Other than starting from scratch and rebuilding your project those are the only options I see you have.
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 05:15 AM   #3
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Thanks Robert

This ended up working - History files are located in ~/Library/Application Support/Compressor/History.
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