Unable to add to Media Encoder queue from After Effects
Since I updated to the 2022 version I'm unable to send my compositions from After Effects to Media Encoder
The After Effects team identified the offending bug and released a patch update that fixes this problem. Please update to the latest version of After Effects (version 22.0.1). There is no need to update Premiere Pro or Media Encoder. We didn’t need to release patch updates for those since the problem only existed in After Effects.
Sorry for the inconvenience, but it’s all fixed now.
Nicolas Neko Maksaev commented
My After effects is version 22.0.1 and I'm having this exact issue, It was working perfectly yesterday
Randy Arnold commented
I am having that same problem. I noticed post was Oct. 28, 2021. It is now Dec 03, 2021 and I have the version 22.0.1 (Build 2) and AE is not Exporting to ME. I tried manually adding the project in ME, but would not connect. Sorry, but not fixed now for me. In AE I went to File>Export>Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue. No go. I went to Composition>Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue. No Go. I am using an HP Z840 with one CPU and an Nvidia Quadro P4000 not the best machine on the planet, but should run anything of Adobe.
Salvatore Illeggittimo commented
To everyone: the workaround I found is to install the older version of Media Encoder (15.4.2) and add the project directly in the queue (not sending it from AE). This will work, and all the comps will render correctly.
not resolved. I have the same problem as everyone else. I am on Mac (Catalina) and since 2022 update can't export from after effects to media encoder. If I try to add to the queue manually, it endlesslly sits here trying to 'connect to project'. Can we please get a fix for this?!
Manon Willems commented
For me with this version: After Effects (version 22.0.1) it is still not working.
Jordan Cadby commented
..this still doesn't work...
that patch was installed on my machine 14 days ago... most of these comments are from the last week? is this working for other people?
Ralf Spanagel commented
Have the same problem since friday the 27th November. Deleted and installed ME, AE and Premiere and nothing changed....
Paul James commented
Same problem. Please fix this
Prot Luangjamekorn commented
Same problem.Can't connecting' to project........
Please Fix this bug.
Ricardo Bruzaca Cardoso commented
once I updated to the 2022 version I'm unable to send my compositions from After Effects to Media Encoder
Eunice Gilbert commented
I've the same problem - stuck at connecting to project! really annoying with the long wait and no progress.
using AE 2022 version and I'm on the subscription plan with adobe, not sure how to go back to the 2021 version.
Claudio González commented
I'm on an M1 Mac, idk if that causes part of the bug but Media Encoder has been having a lot of trouble queueing directly from After Effects, this never happened and now it's super annoying and leaves me with a pretty much useless Media Encoder since that is the main thing I use it for.
Dado Marietti commented
Same problem. And when it gets to export, it takes forever to finish at 99%.
René Kubovič commented
Hey guys - shared my pc for 2and half hours with their technician - except messing my own installation and setting they didnt solve anything and still waiting for call from senior technician nothing was solved.
my workaround - install AE and ME 21 - work in your latest After effects and render in encoder 21 - works like charm
also dont expect anything from Adobe support they cant solve **** - they give you "very usefull" solutions like clear setting, reinstal, turn off turn on your PC
Luke MacKay-Morris commented
Never ending 'connecting' to project...
Luke MacKay-Morris commented
I have the same issue, I cannot send my comp to the ME render queue, or even add the Comp to the render queue by opening the aep file in ME... This is ridiculous!
Mathew Smith commented
Same issue for me. I assumed it was my computer. I'm stuck rendering full size .mov files from AE then reexporting in AME. Why isn't exporting .mp4 an option from AE any more?
Hani Altaibi commented
Same Problem, here are the details
Sending the comp from Ae to AME works but when i start the render it get's stuck on "connecting to project"
Tried adding the comp from inside AME using "add source" I can select the .aep file then it get stuck on "connecting to project" too
This problem happened on both Ae 2022.0 & 2022.1(build 2)
AME V22.0(build 107)
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700HQ
OS Edition Windows 10 Home Single Language
OS build 19042.1348
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3920.0
Ken Chan commented
Same problem for me, got stuck at connecting to project and never moves on. Have to render the project out as an Apple Prores movie file in AE and then encode in Media Encoder to export the H264 MP4 format.
Why did they take this out in AE export?
Please resolve this bug.
Magdalena Mantler commented
Danielle Keane, thanks for your input. I tried this but it sadly did not work for me.
It is getting stuck in "Connection to project..." thing as before.