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No MPEG preview or playback in Bridge CS5

Jun 3, 2010 7:23 PM

  Latest reply: rogersphoto.com, Feb 1, 2012 8:12 AM
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    Dec 7, 2010 12:01 PM   in reply to rickg1949

    YES i got my mpeg preview back.

    Thank you guys for the update (4.0.4.2)

     

    lola

     
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  • Jon-M-Spear
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    Dec 8, 2010 12:42 AM   in reply to Ann Bens

    What do you mean you've got your mpeg previews back, Ann? What have you done that I haven't?

     

    I updated to the latest release, but to no avail.  I didn't think this latest fix addressed that issue.  What is the source of your mpegs, are they HD?

     
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    Dec 8, 2010 9:59 AM   in reply to rickg1949

    The fix in the Bridge 4.0.4 update only adds support for preview of some files, not all.

     

    Rick, as I think I've said several times before: Your issue is not something that Technical Support can help you with. It's a deficiency in the software. The codecs aren't there. They were installed by After Effects and Premiere Pro in CS4; they aren't in CS5. Bridge therefore doesn't have access to a component that it needs. This is a bug. The Bridge team can't fix this bug without licensing and installing codecs, which they have not done for CS5.

     
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    Dec 8, 2010 10:12 AM   in reply to Jon-M-Spear

    HDV captured with Premiere or HDVsplit

    I had thumbnails but could not preview .mpeg and m2t, but now I can (again).

     
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  • Jon-M-Spear
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    Dec 8, 2010 10:17 AM   in reply to Ann Bens

    How very strange.  My HDV was captured in PP CS5, and I can't see diddlysquat in Bridge.

     

    The plot thickens.

     
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  • Jon-M-Spear
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    Dec 9, 2010 2:42 PM   in reply to rickg1949

    Bugger!!!  Just when I had put it out of my mind - forever.

     

    So, to start over...

     
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    May 10, 2011 1:27 PM   in reply to rickg1949

    Hopefully this can help someone.  I was also missing previews in Bridge CS5 for .m

    2ts files.  Strange thing is, I've got previews for some of the files, but not others.  Double-clicking

    the file brought up the "Windows cannot find '%ProgramFiles(x86)%Windows Media Player

    \wmplayer.exe' error.  But Windows Media Player would play the files directly.  So......

     

    Please back up your system prior to modifying the registry!!!

     

    Open the registry editor by clicking the Windows button in Vista, type regedit.exe.  Make sure you are at the top of the registry tree.  Press Ctrl-F to bring up the search box.  F3 will move to the next returned search result.

    Search for your file extension, you should find it in several places in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.  We are specifically looking for an entry that has subkeys of shell\open\command and shell\play\command.  The specific value in question is "(Default)".  For my .m2ts_auto_file entry, the (Default) value was "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /Open "%L" .  Exactly the path that Bridge was not able to find.  I changed this in both command Default values (under open and play) to: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /Open "%L"

     

    Restart the computer.

     

    You may have to re-associate what program opens your files by right-clicking on the file, choose open with (make sure Always Open With check box is checked) and select Windows Media Player (If you have to browse for the Windows Media Player, make sure you browse to Program Files (x86), DO NOT select the media player under C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe if you have a 64 Bit OS!)  The file should play in Windows Media Player.

    Open Bridge.

    Now double click the icon in Bridge, Media player plays the file.  OK almost there, but I really want previews at a minimum!

     

    Next,

     

    Again Under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, find the entry for your extension (I was looking for .m2ts).  Strangely enough, there were no subkeys under this entry.  Now look at an entry that Bridge does play preview for.  In my case, .M2V files would preview in Bridge.  Under the .M2V key were several subkeys for "OpenWithProgIds" and "ShellEx".  What I did next was right click on the .M2V (or what ever file extension previews correctly in Bridge) and export the keys.  Give it a file name and save.  Next we will locate the saved file (will have a .reg extension if visible) and right click, then choose edit.  This should open the .reg file with notepad.  Next we will replace EVERY reference of .M2V with .m2ts (or whatever extensions your are dealing with. there were not many entries, but I still used Edit --> Replace to make sure I got them all).  Save the file.  Now double click the newly saved file, and select "yes" to import values into the registry.  Reboot.

     

    For me, previews are now showing for .m2ts!!!

     

     

    Now about playing video within Bridge, that may be tougher.......

     

    Hope it helps!

     

    Tom

     
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    Feb 1, 2012 8:12 AM   in reply to tlt1068

    This solution is from tit068 and worked like a charm. Unfortunately we get so "dug in" we forget the simple things like this:

     

    "... What I did:

     

    (1)  In Bridge, go to menu

    Edit > Preferences (or Crtl K for Wins), go to the File Type Associations (on left pan) and make sureQuickTime (.mov) is associated with your QuickTime Player on the right pan.

     

    (2)  In Bridge, go to menu

    Edit > Preferences (or Crtl K for Wins), go to the Cache (on left pan) and click the [Purge Cache] button on the right pan to Purge All Cached Thumbnails and Previews.

     

    After doing (1) & (2), I am able to preview every .MOV in Bridge CS5.

     

    Not sure what I have done different to anyone else, but it seems to work for me.  Hope it helps..."

     

     

    If you have a file type that bridge can't preview, make sure you select the appropriate program to associate it wtih in preferences.

     
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