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Error: File "x.avi" cannot be opened (86::1)

Jan 26, 2014 3:18 PM

I've started using a new camera to record some footage and it saves videos in an .avi format with the H.264 codec.



Everytime I try to import footage from the camera I get an error message saying 'After Effects error: File "X.avi" cannot be opened, it may be in an unsupported format ( 86::1 ).

I use After Effects CC and this problem has never occured before. I have tried videos with both 1920x1080 and 1280x720 resolutions and the error still comes up. Converting the footage to another format works but slightly lowers the frame rate and sometimes messes up audio.


Please Help

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    Jan 26, 2014 5:50 PM   in reply to RoamMedia

    Can you play these .avi movies with this H.264 variant using media players on your computer, such as QuickTime Player or Windows Media Player?

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    Jan 26, 2014 7:09 PM   in reply to RoamMedia

    What camera? Generally H.264 in AVI wrappers is evil, but most cameras allow to record to plain MP4 files as well...



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    Feb 4, 2014 3:01 PM   in reply to RoamMedia

    Can you upload a small example file that we can try to see what the issue is?

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    Feb 5, 2014 10:22 AM   in reply to Todd_Kopriva

    I have the same error as RoamMedia, and the file does NOT play on Quicktime or WMP. Does that mean there's something wrong with the file?

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