OK, can you add some more info?
What are he full specs. of you Source Files?
What Project Preset did you choose? Does that match your Source Footabe 100%?
What are he full specs. of you computer?
> What are the full specs of you Source Files?
You mean the files I used to try to make the new video? I plan on using more than one video, but have only added one so far. It's an .mp4 file (2,469 KB). The soundtrack for the whole new video I'm making is an .mp3 file (6,334 KB).
> What Project Preset did you choose? Does that match your Source Footabe 100%?
How do I check that?
> ,What are he full specs of you computer?
Microsoft Windows XP
Windows Pack 3
Pentium(R) D CPU 3.20GHz
3.20 GHz, 3.00 GB of RAM
Physical Address Extension
Anything else needed?
If your project matches your video, you will NOT have a red line over the timeline when you 1st import the video
>'s an .mp4 file
MP4 is a wrapper... what is inside the wrapper?
Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811
What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... a screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing
In my Windows Explorer, the .mp4 file is described in "Type" as "MPEG-4 Video", so that means it's a video file, right? I'll try looking at the CODEC and all that. Sorry, I'm not *too* tech-savvy.