Fix the hot pile of garbage that is Media Encoder
After exporting a batch with identical settings, and having one item fail & the others print successfully, I spent considerable time troubleshooting. I was given error code 7, and after lots of research, the only viable answer I found was 'roll it back to 2019'. This is not a fix. I decided to restart the program- that was a bad idea. It kept encountering an unexpected error, and quitting during launch.
I have spent the last 8 hours trying to get media encoder to open. It was getting stuck trying to load a premiere plugin from a non-existent folder within the 'common' folder in application support. I had never opened this folder before, much less altered it. So I updated every adobe program I have, thinking it may be a dynamic link issue. Nope, same error.
I uninstalled & reinstalled media encoder, and now it will open. However, it is not exporting a single file into h.265, this time logging no errors.
Now I am a day behind on work, my client is getting upset, and I guess I have to import my ProRes files into premiere and export them one by one. I have never in my life used a program as buggy as premiere & media encoder have been in the last few years. It seems like every problem I encounter has been around for months if not over a year, and adobe does nothing to fix these issues. I am about done with these horrible programs, and today has solidified my choice to migrate over to DaVinci Resolve. Not only does their program seem to have much fewer problems, but it is faster, more intuitive, and I don't feel like their customer service & devs ignore workflow hindering bugs like this. It's an absolute shame, but the Adobe suite is no longer the power-house it used to be.
Antoine Autokroma commented
Does it work with AfterCodecs for Adobe CC ? https://www.autokroma.com/AfterCodecs
There is a free 500 frames trial
Nick Williamson commented
Quick update- Premiere is no longer exporting either. Great!