Timeout problems with Automator Workflow using Sound Studio actions

So i’m completely new to scripting, and have been encountering some timeout problems in Automator when using a workflow to encode Mp3 files through Sound Studio. I’m an audio engineer who works with hour-long mp3 files that need to be encoded into a streaming bitrate so they can be easily archived. The files are usually around 100MB, and I compress them down to about a 15MB file. The main problem occurs whilst the file is being saved, as it usually takes around 4 or 5 minutes to compress that large of a file. Usually, just before it’s finished an AppleScript error pops up that says: “Sound Studio got an error: AppleEvent timed out. (-1712)” - Is there any sort of script available to fix this issue? Thanks!

Model: Macbook Pro
Browser: Firefox 2.0
Operating System: Mac OS X (10.4)


AppleScript has a built-in timeout period of 2 minutes.
If a target application doesn’t respond after sending an Apple Event during these 2 minutes,
a timeout error occurs.

To avoid the error, wrap the crucial line(s) with a timeout block

with timeout of 30 * minutes seconds
	-- do something
end timeout