I am working on a project in PE 10 with video clips exported from MPEG Streamclip as AVI files. They are sports highlight clips of about 20 seconds each. I've been doing projects like these for years and have had no problems since my last post here in 2009.
After importing 30 clips to PE 10, editing the clips down, adding a highlight circle to each clip, and adding titles, I realized I wasn't getting any audio from these clips. I thought that was strange but added some background music which I thought would be fine. But the high schooler who I'm doing this for would like the game audio, so....
I began investigating here. I opened GSpot and found that these files use the MJPG Codec and that the Codec is installed. So I rendered the files (using 5 clips instead of all 30 just to see if this worked first) and the audio plays in the small window. (I also looked at some clips from projects I've done with audio in GSpot to see what Codec they used, which was DivX.)
But in PE 10 I'm still not getting audio. Is there something I can do to the video clips, or the project settings in PE 10 to get the audio back?
What settings are you using when you export your files from MPEG Streamclip?
Unless you're using the settings listed in our FAQ, you won't get good results in Premiere Elements.
Thanks, Steve! I thought I was using the correct settings in MPEG and haven't had this problem before, but I tried running a clip through MPEG with the new settings from the link you pointed out and the audio now comes through in PE 10.
The only problem now is the audio still doesn't show up in my project. I renamed the new AVI file with the old AVI name, thinking that if the format of the clip changed the project would access the new clip instead of the old one, similar to the way you can edit a photo used in a PE project and the edited version appears in the project. But that didn't work. I understand that I will have to run all 30 clips through MPEG Streamclip with the new settings, but is there some way to get the project to recognize the new clips without starting over?
I spoke too soon. I thought the new clip had audio because I was seeing an audio track in the timeline (which I was not seeing before saving with the new settings in MPEG Streamclip). But there is no sound.
When I open the new clip in G Spot it says the audio codec is PCM Audio:
I'm guessing there is something different about the video camera used to shoot this video but there must be way some way to get audio in PE 10. Like other postings, when I play the clips, before changing the settings in MPEG Streamclip, using VLC I'm getting the audio.
Any other ideas?
I am with Steve on the Conforming of the Audio. This can take a moment, depending on the original Audio CODEC, the Sample-Rate and Bit-Depth, the Duration and the speed of one's computer. This article goes into more detail: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/726693?tstart=0
I don't think this has anything to do with conforming. I've been working with a new project one or two 15 second clips to see if the new settings work, and the conforming takes place without issue.
I did try that. The screen shot in #7 is from the new project just with the one 15 second clip.
What I haven't tried is going back to the source disks and starting over. Maybe that is what's required but not feasible for this project.
I just discovered quite by accident that if I bring in the same avi clips to PE8 the audio works fine. I discovered this while trying to burn another avi file to a DVD in PE10 and it wouldn't work.
Does that provide any clue?