I am trying to put videos together using AVI H264 files, but it will not accept the video file, only the sound.
This is OK if you are an expert. It does not inform you where the AVI files are kept. I downloaded the 64 folder as my machine is Windows 7 64 Ultimate. I've done what the guy says with notepad, put the file into my premier elements folder which did not work and then into windows system 32, but again it does not work. Any ideas where these AVI files are kept, if not in the ones I've tried. Also, should I have downloaded the 32 file rather than the 64?
As for the "location" of those AVI files, that will depend on where you Copied the files for the camera, or its card. Only you will know where that is.
Colin's suggestion is for "re-wrapping" the H.264 CODEC material, in a container, that Premiere will expect to have that CODEC, like MP4, rather than the non-standard (though it is becoming more common) AVI container.
PrPro CS 5.5 (in one of its updates), re-coded to instruct the program to "look" in AVI's for the H.264 CODEC, and I assume that PrPro CS6 carried that over. Perhaps PrE 11 will incorporate those instructions too?
Why some camera mfgrs. thought that this was a good idea, is beyond me, as there were already several containers, where H.264 was "common." Sometimes, I feel as though camera mfgrs. sit around asking, "How can we make things harder for our customers?" Or maybe the question really is, "How can we make things so hard for our customers to use any other software to edit, but ours... ?" I just do not get it, but have never been invited to one of those product development meetings. Were I, I would vote to make life as easy on the consumers, as possible. What an abstract concept?!?!
>where the AVI files are kept is a mystery to me
Nobody here has a neck long enough to stick their head through the Internet and look at your computer screen
You need to look at the computer screen while you are working, to see what choices are there
I do know where the files that I converted to AVI are, but I have tried with the ffmpeg that was suggested in that folder. I have also put the ffmpeg into the premier elements 9 folder, both 32 and 64, but still no joy. Mybe the fact is Adobe are not giving their customers their full backing and instead leaving it up to the general public to try to sort out their problems!
Actually, Adobe is addressing the issue, but their efforts are coming with the product release schedules, which, for PrE is ~ 12 mos.. Historically, Adobe has issued few updates for PrE, and then only to fix major things, like when Vista was released, just after PrE 3.0 was.
PrPro usually gets more updates, being a much more complex program, so the adaptation to the H.264 in an AVI wrapper was easier to get out, as it was along with several major fixes.
I expect to see this support in PrE 11, but do not know for sure, that it will be.
When PrE 10 was coded, no camera mfgr. was doing that odd wrapping, at least none that I know of.
As for Colin's workaround, I have never used it, but my guess is that you missed probably one step, and it must be an important one.
Wish that I knew about that method better, but have never encountered any of those files.
>public to try to sort out their problems!
As Hunt said, this is not Adobe's problem... this is a case where a new type of file was released after Premiere Elements was released... a type of file that does not work
>downloaded some FLV files and converted them into AVI H264 using AVS Video convertor
Use a different converter, or different settings in the converter you have
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