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.
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.