Fix Movavi Video Editor export failed with these tips

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Fix Movavi Video Editor export issues

Movavi Video Editor is a popular video editing tool among beginners as it allows them to edit, enhance videos and add effects without a tedious learning curve. However, some users have reported Movavi Video Editor failed to export some files. The error can occur due to hardware acceleration problems as well.

If you are also troubled by this issue, here are some troubleshooting tips to fix Movavi video export issues on Windows 10.

How to fix Movavi Unknown Error While Exporting

1. Install Adobe Premiere Pro Instead

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It is used by thousands of content creators and professionals from blockbuster movies to YouTube or home videos.

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2. Disable Hardware Acceleration

  1. Launch Movavi Video Editor if not already open.
  2. Click on Settings and select Preferences.
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  3. In the Preferences window, click the Acceleration tab.
  4. Uncheck Enable Intel Hardware acceleration option.
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  5. Click OK to save the changes.
  6. Close and relaunch Movavi Video Editor.
  7. Now try to export the video with the error and you should be able to export the video this time without any issues.

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3. Update Graphic Card Driver / Display Adapter

  1. Press Windows Key + R to open Run.
  2. Type devmgmt.msc and click OK to open the Device Manager.
  3. In the Device Manager, scroll down to Display adapter and expand the option.
  4. Right-click on Intel UHD Graphics and select Update Driver.

  5. Select Search automatically for updated driver software option.
  6. Wait for Windows to download and install any updates available for the display adapter.
  7. After the update is installed, reboot the system and check for any improvements.
  8. If you have a dedicated GPU, make sure you update the graphics driver for the GPU from the Device Manager as well or use the GPU manufacturer’s proprietary software.

4. Switch to Dedicated GPU for Video Rendering

  1. If you are using integrated Intel Graphic processor to render the video, try switching to the discrete graphics card that is installed in your system.

For NVIDIA GPU:

  1. Right-click on the Desktop and select NVIDIA Control Center.
  2. Go to Manage 3D Settings and select Program Settings.
  3. Now add videoeditor.exe manually and then select “High-Performance NVIDIA GPU” as the preferred option.
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  4. Click OK to save the changes and close the Control center.

For AMD (ATI) Users:

  1. Right-click on the Dekstop and select Radeon  (Catalyst) Control Center.
  2. Next, click on Power and select Switchable Graphics Application Settings.
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  3. Now add videoeditor.exe manually (make sure you add the correct module depending on the Movavi video editor suite installed).
  4. Select High performance as the preferred adapter.
  5. Click OK to save the preference and close the Control Center.

Once you have set the preferred graphics adapter to the dedicated GPU, try to export the video and check for any improvements.


4. Other Solutions to Try

  1. Check the amount of free space on your hard drive. Make sure you change the output drive if the current drive is low on space.
  2. If the files were added from a secondary device, make sure it is still connected and remains connected until the video is exported.

Following the steps in this article should help you to resolve video export issue sin Movavi Video Editor. Do let us know which solution worked for you in the comments.


FAQ: Movavi issues

  • How do I export a video from Movavi?

Once you’ve finished your edits and cuts, click on the Export button on the bottom. Select the encoding you want and tick the quality setting. Afterwards, you’ll have to select the destination folder and the name of the file and start the render. 

  • Why does Movavi keep crashing?

Video editing uses a large amount of system resources, so if you are experiencing crashes in the export phase, following this guide will help you resolve the problem.


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