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My imported AVI file doesn't play audio in Premiere Pro CS5 nor Encore CS5

Apr 3, 2012 12:54 PM

Hi there,


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!

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    Apr 3, 2012 4:53 PM   in reply to Art-Me

    Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER

    What is a CODEC... a Primer

    What CODEC is INSIDE that file?


    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


    For PC or

    For Mac

    . n-render-bars.html


    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

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    Apr 4, 2012 7:42 AM   in reply to Art-Me
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    Apr 4, 2012 1:44 PM   in reply to Art-Me

    DivX is not suitable for editing. So either convert to something editable (Google for a converter) or use the orignal material from the copyright owner.

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    Apr 4, 2012 5:29 PM   in reply to Art-Me

    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.


    Good luck,



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    Apr 7, 2012 3:37 AM   in reply to Art-Me

    Squared 5's MPEG Steamconvert seems 'swell enough for converting stuff to be used on Premiere. It should work if you convert the DIVX files to MOV and import it to your project.

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