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  • Mon, Nov 2 2009 7:10 AM

    • gunsmoke
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    Error while exporting "too few samples in destination buffer"

    Hi there,

    I've got this weird error coming up all the time while trying to export a clip to an external HD:



    Too few samples in destination buffer.

    Num of Them: 44026

    Minimum Needed:44032


    What the hell does that mean?!?!? The clip is 3'40" long, 3 video tracks, 4 audio tracks, 25i PAL, nothing special.  I've tried a video mixdown, tried a different drive... always the same error. I'm exporting "same as source". Thanks so much for your help!


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  • Mon, Nov 2 2009 11:47 AM In reply to

    • St.John
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    Re: Error while exporting "too few samples in destination buffer"

    Thinking back I think I had this problem, and it turned out to be a audiosuite effect, even though the audio effect had been rendered, for some reason I had to open audiosuite and rerender the effect,

    I hope this is right


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  • Mon, May 17 2010 8:21 PM In reply to

    • dharrison
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    Re: Error while exporting "too few samples in destination buffer"

    I just received this error on MC 4.0.4.  In my case, it was in a project that was a mixture of legacy bins from a Meridian project and new bins created in a new MC4 project.  Not sure that that matters, but I thought I'd mention it.

    I found that one of my imported mp3's was somehow messed up.  I located it by doing an Audio Mixdown on 2 tracks at a time until I located the offending tracks, then went chunk by chunk (shorter in-out points) on the offending track until I found the problem audio clip.  Once I re-imported that mp3, the SR (sample rate) conversion went through and the error was gone.


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