Media Encoder has a memory leak from Premiere queues that causes whole system to crash
CC2018 Latest on Mac. When rendering a large queue (10+ short videos), the system memory slowly fills until the whole system freezes due to lack of memory. Cannot figure out a way around this bug. Must restart system each time.
Ben Altair commented
It's crazy. I set ME to only use 16gb (50%) of system memory. It stays at 16gb for a few minutes, but about 7 minutes in it just starts skyrocketing memory use. You can see the video here:
I've updated drivers, I've rebooted, etc.
Windows 10, 32gb of RAM, Ryzen 7, etc.
It completely crashes the system, with system resource errors in Event Viewer. It crashes drivers, other apps, etc. it is the only thing using any RAM when running, and I closed everything else including antivirus to test.
CC2018 - Mac Pros D300s with 64GBs RAM. Media Encoder uses all available memory and only a reboot or a purge from the shell clears it - even long after it's done encoding. Projects are in Premiere. Happens consistently on 8 out of 12 stations used for encoding only.
Peter C commented
I had a queue of 29 videos (took a while to set that up) and left it overnight.
In the morning it had completed the first 3 then failed the rest to a point in the queue where it just died. This was on a PC so this is not just Mac issue. I could not check but I suspected a memory issue too.