I recently bought a Hauppauge HD PVR 2 gaming edition and it captures video in the MPEG-2 TS format however I can't import these files into Adobe Premiere Elements 7.0 because I get the error message that the proper Codecs aren't installed.
I've done a google search in an attempt to figure it out and I downloaded something called G-Spot because another forum said it was the solution but I have no idea what it does or how it works so its basically useless to me. I've spent the past 2 hours trying to find a solution and I keep coming up with nothing.
I have very little knowledge about codecs and stuff like that so I need some expert step by step instructions on how to get these MPEG-2 TS files working in my PE7 program!
I appreciate any and all help, thanks in advance!
G-Spot is an AV file information utility. It will survey your system, to tell you which CODEC's are installed, but it's main purpose is to identify the properties of an AV file.
Now, I would start with Hauppauge, to see if they offer their CODEC's.
Also, remember that there are three uses for CODEC's, Playback, Encoding and then Editing. All will not work everywhere. See this FAQ Entry for more detail: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811?tstart=0
It could well be that the Hauppauge MPEG2 version of the CODEC, will not work in PrE. It just depends.
The gspot utility is an excellent utility for sorting out the type of issue that you present. There should not be any problem downloading, installing it, and using it.
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Did you have any problems installing it. It should be straight forward.
If you have gotten its desktop icon, then double click that icon to get the following dialog. (If you get an intermediate dialog for "Run", click "Run". Of immediate importance is what is in the fields for Video Codec, Name, and Status and Audio Codec, Name, and Status. On some occasions gspot has been know to give an incomplete readout. Let us see if it will give us a full readout in your case.
For overall video properties, then the Media Info (tree view) video properties readout can be very valuable.
Although codec is mentioned in your error message, the MediaInfo may give a broader insight into what is going on with your choice for capture format, including Video and audio compression, frame size, frame rate, aspect ratio, file extension, duration, interlaced or progressive, etc.
We will be watching for your follow up. The answers will be in your details.
Thank you for the responses guys. I actually found a way around my problem. The Hauppauge software has an option to convert the TS files to MP4 and although it degrades the quality a little bit I am more than happy with the results.
I appreciate you both for taking the time to respond to me. If I have any further issues I will be sure to visit again.