I've been trying to find a solution for my "audio" problem for a few days now, but no luck...
First of all I'd like to mention that I work on a Mac.
I have an AVI file that plays perfectly fine in Quicktime (audio and video).
However, when I import it in Encore or Premiere, it shows the video but there's no audio.
I understand this probably has something to do with codecs? But I really have no clue what I can do about it.
I was working in Encore at first, cause I don't really need any editing, just a dvd I'd like to burn. Since the audio didn't work there I've tried importing in Premiere. Same problem of course. Then I tried to seperate the audio and video and transfered it into Soundbooth. Didn't change anything.
Another problem that occurred in Encore was some errors with gaps. I have about 10 AVI files that I put on the same timeline. Any advice on what I can do about that?
I'm kinda new in all of these things, so any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks a lot!
Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811
What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... a screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing
If you have a red line over the timeline after importing a video and before adding any effects... your project is wrong for your video... read above about codecs
Once you know exactly what it is you are editing, report back with that information... and your project setting, and if there is a red line above the video in the timeline, which indicates a mismatch between video and project
The easy way to insure that your video and your project match
See 2nd post for picture of NEW ITEM process http://forums.adobe.com/thread/872666
I've downloaded mediainspector and got the following results:
I also checked the timeline after importing a video and there is indeed a red line over the timeline in Premiere, not in Encore:
Screenshot timeline Encore:
Screenshot timeline Premiere:
My project settings in Encore: I took the standard for a dvd Pal widescreen:
And in Premiere I've tried the 4 different standard settings for DV PAL. All the same result with the red line.
I've read the articles about the codecs, but I really could use some help what I can do next. Should I convert it to an MPEG2 for dvd file for example? Which converter (free?) is good for Mac?
Or is there something else I need to do?
I understand how the programs work but I really don't know so much technical stuff about sound and video.
Oh, and just for your information: I imported an MP3 file also in the project, to play at the main menu, and that one is playing just fine, no problems there.
Thanks again for all the help! I really appreciate it.
I agree completely with Harm. DivX is not likely to edit smoothly, if at all, in PrPro. I get handed such footage, and use an older shareware converter, DigitalMedia Converter 2.7, from DeskShare. It has been replaced with newer versions, but I have not upgraded yet.
As for MP3 Audio files, some work fine, and some do not. It just depends on the MP3 file. This ARTICLE goes into more detail, should a problem arise. Out of habit, I will convert most MP3's to PCM/WAV @ 48KHz 16-bit (I am on a PC), but just did a Project with 28 Tracks of fairly short MP3 SFX files, and had zero issues with those. They were all SFX, with no music, or vocal, and most had been used previously in other Projects.