Hope that Jeff's comments will prove helpful. I do not recall him updating his instructions for later versions of PrPro, but if he drops by this thread, I will ask, and if so, update that older article.
Ok, no. I hoped it will all happen magically when rebooting and importing. No go.
What I now have: Win 7 64 bit: Ut Video Codec Suite, Lagarith Lossless Codec 1.3.27, K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 8.9.2 - all the latest cannons.
Status: VLC and MPC and Windows Media player all can play it - still, BUT
not iTunes or Premiere Pro CS6
Properties is still typically:
Type: AVI Movie
File Size: 564.7 MB
Source Audio Format: 22050 Hz - 16 bit - Stereo
Project Audio Format: 22050 Hz - 32 bit floating point - Stereo
Total Duration: 00:38:09:16550
without any video. What can I set where?
First step: Reformat your hard disk, reinstall OS & program, BUT NEVER INSTALL K-LITE anymore.
Then try again.
Nooooo! Seriously? Format?
I will uninstall K-Lite!
Can I not just somehow refresh the Adobe installation (with the downloaded updates)? ... Please? hehehehe
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Funny thing: In Adobe Bridge the preview video works! (like in windows) but not with PP or QuickTime
K-Lite has proven to be an utter disaster to remove and it corrupts a lot of registry settings and priorities of codecs that are almost impossible to repair. In Explorer you can attach file extensions to applications pretty easily, but in the registry it is way more complex and that is exactly what K-Lite messes up and by consequence corrupting the Adobe installation.
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If you have a System Restore Point, from before K-Lite, I would recommend trying that.
What happens with many (most?) CODEC "packs" is that the usually over-write commercial CODEC's with their hacked, or reverse-engineered versions, or at least add theirs, and change the priority, as Harm mentioned. That is one reason that Adobe "hides" their Adobe MainConcept CODEC's, but that does not protect them from being dropped in priority.
File Associations can end up changed, and a lot of those CODEC packs will install a lot of other "stuff," like FFDShow, that can really mess up Adobe programs, and is virtually impossible to completely uninstall.
For some horror stories, just Search this (and the CS4 & Earlier) forum for "K-Lite." Very few success stories, and plenty of really bad ones.
I always go "to the source" for my CODEC's, even if they are commercial. The only free CODEC's, that I will use are ones from the source, like Lagarith, or UT.
Now, About 2 weeks later and still no progress. Finally: OS and Adobe reinstalled fully updated, reformatted, reinstalled OS and Adobe once again fully updated and again this video clip does not play in Premiere Pro (and now not even in Media Player). Now, I only have the Ut extra codec installed (have tried LagarithSetup_1327 as well the previous time). I must be doing something wrong. Have a wrong format? To who can I mail a clip to check it out for me?
Are you using CamStudio or Camtasia Studio? Camtasia Studio is often written as CamStudio for convenience, so it's easy to get the two mixed up. Camtasia has a 64-bit codec that works in Premiere Pro. CamStudio does not. If CamStudio has an option to use UT or Lagarith as its recording codec, then choose one of those for future recordings.
For the current file, try exporting it from VirtualDub using either Lagarith or UT and then edit that in Premiere Pro.
I unfortunately can not answer this now. The presentations was captured in a CamStudio format according to media information from the software I had installed previously and now I do not now what I can safely install to proceed. The idea is that I combine a video recording that was taken from a camera with the (simultaniously) recorded presentation in this format. But I can now only open the camera video. The initial process was done successfully with CS3. Some preprocessing was done with Freemake Video Converter. I have now downloaded VirtualDub. Any specific instructions?
Couldn't locate decompressor for format 'CSCD' (unkown)
VirtualDub requires a Video for Windows (VFW) compatible codec to decompress video. DirectShow codecs, such as those used by Windows Media Player, are not suitable.
VirtualDub is telling you the codec needed to play the video isn't installed, which makes sense because you said CamStudio isn't installed. This should fix your VirtualDub error:
CS3 was a 32-bit app, so it was able to see 32-bit codecs like the CamStudio codec. CS5 and later can't do that -- they need a 64-bit version because they're 64-bit programs.
Once you get a good export out of VirtualDub to a Lagarith or UT .avi file, you shouldn't have any problems editing in any version of Premiere Pro.
Great! That sounds if that can make sense. I will try it out!
After CamStudio install I still cannot play that video file with either Media player or otherwise.
You may have to follow these instructions (from the CamStudio user forum):
I had the same problem as described in this thread and followed moisamva's instructions on Windows 7. I am however using a work computer which does not allow changes to the registry. So I figured out another way to make the same changes to the registry which doesn't require so much technical knowledge. I wish I could simply post an attachment here, but unfortunately I'll just have to write out instructions to re-create what worked for me:
1. Download the latest Codec.
2. Extract it from the zip file.
3. Double click camcodec.inf or drag it to notepad.
4. Find the section that looks like this:
HKLM,Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\camcodec,DisplayName,,"CamStudio Lossless Codec"
HKLM,Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\camcodec,UninstallString,,"rundll .exe setupx.dll,InstallHinfSection DefaultUninstall 132 %12%\camcodec.inf"
5. Add the following two lines:
HKLM,SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\drivers.desc,"camcodec.dll",,"CamStudio lossless codec [CSCD]"
6. Save the file.
7. Right click on the file, click 'Install'. If you've already done this (e.g. before reading this post), dont worry - you can do it any number of times.
8. Start CamStudio. You should now see the Lossless codec listed.
Yes, this helped a little bit, I think, but not enough for Adobe. I can now play the original clip with CamStudio player but still no video with Media Player, Media Centre or Adobe Premiere - only the audio stream.
How do I get Adobe to see this codec?
Did you run it through VirtualDub (the 32-bit version, not the 64-bit version)?
EDIT: Premiere Pro CS5 or later will never see that codec because it's 32-bit. You need to run it through 32-bit VirtualDub and encode it with a 64-bit codec like Lagarith or UT. Then, and only then, will Premiere Pro CS5 be able to play the video portion of the file.
I just tried that again, making sure I have the 32 bit version.
I can not get it to load it either. I get this error
Couldn't locate decompressor for format 'CSCD' (unknown)
VirtualDub requires a Video for Windows (VFW) compatible codec to
decompress video. DirectShow codecs, such as those used by Windows
Media Player, are not suitable.
The other versions I have now of the other stuff:
Lagarith Lossless Codec 1.3.27
Ut Video Codec Suite: UMEZAWA Takeshi version 11.1.0
CamStudio 2.6 Beta r294
OS Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit 4 GB RAM
Your help is much appreciated .. I do not know who else I can turn to ...hehehe...
The last suggestions I have are:
- Install the CamStudio codec separately from the program, or
- See if you can encode it to .wmv using Windows Media Encoder 9 or the new Expressions Encoder 4 (free version).
If either or both of these don't work, then I'm out of ideas.
I have tried both. No luck
1) The codec downloaded itself was older than the program but I did try it as well.
2) Expressions Encoder 4 (Import: Error: Cannot find video codec CSCD) and Movie Maker (format that Movie Maker doesn't recognize Error: 0xC946001C)
There has to be another solution
CamStudio can play it
VLC can play it.
It was reported to work on CS3 (on 64 bit, I think? not sure), on XP.
I don't have CS3. Can I downgrade? Then have to go to XP... Can I use same license or request 'old license'
Is there a programmer that can set the CSCD codec to work for Windows and/or Adobe? (Not K-Lite... hehehe...)
- CamStudio was designed to see the codec, so it may have an advantage over other Windows apps.
- VLC has its own library of codecs, so it doesn't rely on Windows.
VirtualDub has been known to be able to decode that codec, so maybe something is wrong with the codec installation. A program called GSpot Codec Information Appliance can help.
First, open GSpot's filter list:
- Sort the list by Format
- Check that CSCD is listed as a decoder.
- See if it has any problems.
NB: Some decoders, like the MainConcept and Flash decoders in Adobe applications, are listed as having problems when they really don't. It's just Adobe's way of keeping them for Adobe use and not for general use by other applications.
I know this is a dated thread now, but since I found it when I encountered a similar problem importing CamStudio AVI into prPro (cs6 in my case) I thought I would post my workaround here in case some other poor soul stumbles in.
First, let me say that I know this is a little bit janky, but bear with me because it worked perfectly for me and seems a lot easier than what's being suggested here.
I'm running 64-bit Windows 8.
Also couldn't get prPro to import CamStudio .avi files - I'd just get an error message.
My solution was to open the .avi file in Windows Live Movie Maker - then save the file using their "High Definition Display" preset. This output the file in a .wmv file that imported both video and audio into prPro with no detectable issues. I suppose the quality of the video may have been diminished in some way, and I know how much people hate .wmv, but I've used it for several videos that I had to post to YouTube and it's worked like a charm.
Your mileage may vary.