Mac Error -111 (WhichZone failed (applied to free block))

These error messages sometimes appear when attempting to save a title in the Title Tool:
The first message, contains the useful information:  "Applied to free block" means that Avid has failed to allocate enough memory to save the title.  Which is dumb.  The title should already be fully stored in memory.

This second message is less helpful, though I guess it does let you know that your title didn't save.  So not a total failure.

in addition to your title not saving, the title tool window won't close after these messages appear and you can't deactivate it, preventing you from saving your bins (in my opinion, that's the real problem caused by this bug).  Fortunately for you, dear reader, I have a workaround for that.  Your title, however, is not going to save, and you're going to have to restart Avid in order to try again.  So yeah, the good news is that the title tool is pretty basic, so it shouldn't take you too long to recreate your title after relaunch.  Take a screenshot of your title beforehand if it's complicated; that way you have a visual reference of what you're trying to reproduce.

Okay, the workaround for the title tool window not closing:  You can click on the desktop to make the Finder active, then click back on Avid, and you should now be able to close the title window (if you tell Avid to save, you'll get the same errors, so you have to choose to discard your title.  The good news is that, once the title window closes, you can save your bins normally and exit Avid without force-quitting.

Relaunch Avid and you should be able to make and save your title successfully.


Popular posts from this blog

Range specified for Dup is outside range of component.

How to Reset your PRAM and Delete your Site Settings

Exception: SYS_ERROR, OSErr: -5000