SurCode: Compressor 3 Outputs Empty File

Updated by Eric Hufford


This article outlines a fix for a common problem when using SurCode Encoder for DTS-HD for Compressor on Mac OSX after the year 2020.

Note: The information being provided is for software that is no longer under active development.


SurCode Encoder for DTS-HD (SDHC) stops working in Compressor 3, and outputs a file with zero bytes when run.


This issue is related to the Apple API. SDHC will not process DTS streams; the loading bar idles. So far this has only happened in out-of-spec systems running OS X versions higher than 10.6.8. The client will need to roll back their system clock to 2020 to resolve the problem.

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