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Error when I import a .mp4

Jun 11, 2010 3:51 AM

Hello

 

I'm trying to import an .mp4 file but I get this error:

 

"file is damaged or unsupported"

 

File is OK, so anybody can help me? Thank you

 
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    Jun 11, 2010 4:37 AM   in reply to earadeAnt

    Where did you get the file? The particular format may be unsupported. Try converting it to a production codec. Highly compressed sources are never a good choice for compositing. I even convert Sony XD Cam or footage from a Canon DSLR to something more friendly. You can use QT any number of programs to convert (transcode) your original to a more friendly codec like Apple ProRez, Black Magic, Motion JPEG, or a ton of others.

     
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    Jun 11, 2010 6:13 AM   in reply to earadeAnt

    Any chance you're using the demo version? Due to licensing issues, the demo version doesn't work with MPEG codecs.

     
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    Jun 11, 2010 8:09 AM   in reply to Szalam

    Here's some more detail about what Szalam said about the trial version:

    "FAQ: Why don't I have some effects or codecs in my trial version of After Effects?"

     
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