Hi, I can't seem to get an answer to this anywhere. There seems to be a lot less codec’s in CS5 than my previous version of CS4 and I want to import and export different file types.
How can I introduce more codec’s into AME CS5 on my windows 7 PC?
Thanks in advance for any help.
PS. Adobe - I would like to know why an upgrade would have less functionality?
What other Adobe programs do you have licensed AME in each case (CS4 vs. CS5)? The set of codecs that AME supports is controlled by the licensing for other installed programs. For instance, Premiere Pro unlocks all the codecs, whereas Flash limits you to just a handful. So if you had Premiere Pro CS4 and but only Flash CS5, then that would explain a reduction in the number of codecs.
Just to be doubly sure, did you mean CS5, not CS6? I ask because there was a bug with CS6, when installed through a Creative Cloud subscription, that caused some codecs to be missing. Update 6.0.1 resolved this issue.
As for your hit and miss fortunes importing WMV files, you'll need to either tell us more about the files--what distinguishes those that import from those that do not--or upload one of each so that we can examine them.
I'm using Creative Suit CS5. I have this on two machines and one of them has Premiere Pro on it. That would explain the codec issue where Premiere Pro unlocks the rest. Don't see the point of a lite version with the Creative Suit - it just confuses things and cause's these sort of issues. If there is a way I can use AME like I do on my other machine does than that would be extremely helpful?!
I'm sorry i can't shed any more light on why some WMV's work and others don't - they are files that work all work in window's media player but some get rejected from AME.
As you may know, "Creative Suite CS5" is a version, not a product. Within any given CS version, you can buy 4 different suites that bundle various point products, and you can purchase the point products separately.
As for why certain suites or point products unlock only a limited set of codecs, that decision hinges on the fact that Adobe has to pay a third party for some codecs, such as MPEG2. So the management team for each point product has to decide whether enough users of that product will want all the codecs to warrant paying that fee for each and every license. Let's say the royalty fee for a codec is $1 per license but Acrobat estimates that only 1% of its users will take advantage of that additional codec. In that case, Adobe would pay $100 in royalties for every 100 licenses sold, and only 1 customer would really benefit.
Re: the WMV mystery, let us know if you think of any differences in how the clips were created or if you post some for us to investigate. Until then, there's no way for us to help you.
Thanks Adobe Employee,
That makes things a lot clearer. Maybe I can locate the correct codecs myself and find out where the place them within my system.
I have to find out the differences between those WMV files and post them, that way you can understand why I'm having issues, but in the mean time thanks for your quick responses.