MacOS – OS X Photos app unable to export video


I recently uploaded some videos into Photos after compressing them in Handbrake.

Now, when I try to export the video back out of the Photos app, it gives me an error:


Does anyone know 1) why I can't export some videos and 2) how to fix it? I don't want my videos to be forever locked in the Photos app.

Best Answer

Select File < Export < Export Unmodified Original. This will avoid having Photos try to transcode your video.