Unfortunately quite often it hangs at some point in the process. It could be 7% or for another file 25% etc. There is virtually no CPU usage, and Physical memory is around 50%, so it is not being overworked at the point of lock up. The only way to get out of the mess is the 3 finger salute and opt to close.
I cannot see a consistent reason why it does it, as the media being imported can be small eg 125MB and freeze, or be 1.5Gb and conform with no issues.
All the files have been created by the same program Audials one 9 via screen recording, and play equally well prior to attempting to import.
Perhaps it is not connected, but PE9 has an annoying habit of opening with previous information, either from Photoshop, or previous use in elements, even when one has selected "new project".
I have a Q9300Duel Quad processor, a Geforce GTS450 Graphics Card, and regrettably only 4GB of memory I am using Win7 64 service pack 1.
The hang information is as below.
Problem Event Name: AppHangB1
Application Name: Adobe Premiere Elements.exe
Application Version: 184.108.40.206
Application Timestamp: 4d01cdbb
Hang Signature: f603
Hang Type: 1
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Hang Signature 1: f603542970df1267bf2d719a3a1fae80
Additional Hang Signature 2: 1a6c
Additional Hang Signature 3: 1a6cc8da3a788ea0dc354c10da3defd6
Additional Hang Signature 4: 13fd
Additional Hang Signature 5: 13fd23ebf2621d00bf5729ebd2c40602
Additional Hang Signature 6: aede
Additional Hang Signature 7: aedeee27db136acd3fea4d61f5c4299e
Premiere Elements will not likely work with video created by another program unless it is created to certain specs. It sounds as though your Audials program may be using a codec the program can't read.
Open one of your AVIs in a program like G-Spot or Media Info and post the specs here.
We're most interested in your frame rate, resolution and, above all, your audio and video codecs. If the programs come back with "codec undetermined" it's pretty likely you're not going to be able to edit that video in Premiere Elements.
Thank you Steve for your input.
I shall check out the files with with one of those programs you mentioned and post further.
However, the basic info you commented on WAS in the first post. ie. All the files have been created by the same program Audials one 9 via screen recording, and play equally well prior to attempting to import. Emphasis on ALL. The methodology being unchanged.
Since making the first enquiry I have searched out every prel and prev file I could find, deleted them, uninstalled and reinstalled PE9 both via the Adobe uninstall, and with a clean up by myself which removed a lot of files/folders that were left behind.
Unfortunately on starting the program with a NEW project it STILL remembered the video file I was trying to work on. The only difference being it did not show a graphic, whereas prior to the reinstall it was insisting on putting a jpeg from a totally unconnected location which was a birth certificate that had been scanned into the PC.
I know not all problems are directly caused by the program that exhibits the defect, but PE9 has been flaky from day one. Essentials has been known to open with Jpegs that have been edited with photoshop, and photoshop has been known to open with video if I was working with PE previously.
I have used photoshop quite a bit, but PE9 has only been used for one purpose, to tidy up or join files recorded via screen grabs. It used to work - after a fashion - now it seldom works, and remembers projects which "may" be conflicting with it.
As requested here is the file info requested. Heres hoping the info is what you need.
Complete name : C:\Users\Pyrex\Videos\Audials Converted Videos\Audials Recorded Webvideos\Kirani James.avi
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 126 MiB
Duration : 3mn 37s
Overall bit rate : 4 868 Kbps
Writing application : Lavf54.0.100
ID : 0
Format : MPEG-4 Visual
Format profile : Simple@L1
Format settings, BVOP : No
Format settings, QPel : No
Format settings, GMC : No warppoints
Format settings, Matrix : Default (H.263)
Codec ID : XVID
Codec ID/Hint : XviD
Duration : 3mn 36s
Bit rate : 4 730 Kbps
Width : 596 pixels
Height : 332 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 25.000 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Compression mode : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.956
Stream size : 122 MiB (97%)
Writing library : Lavc54.1.100
ID : 1
Format : MPEG Audio
Format version : Version 1
Format profile : Layer 3
Codec ID : 55
Codec ID/Hint : MP3
Duration : 3mn 37s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 128 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 44.1 KHz
Compression mode : Lossy
Delay relative to video : 340ms
Stream size : 3.31 MiB (3%)
Alignment : Aligned on interleaves
Interleave, duration : 26 ms (0.65 video frame)
Thank you to Steve and John for the means of discovering the problem, and then the information as to what the problem was. Despite it seeming to be a PE9 issue it was not, it was GIGO.
I have been able to change to output of the Audials program to WMV which IS recognised by PE9, so although I haven't had time to go through the whole cycle successful I can see there is hope of a succesful conclusion.
I would also like to mention that the data checking program Media Info which was suggested was 32 bit but has JUST come out with a 64 bit version.