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
It is a DIB avi format which is a device independent bitmap. I would think that if Windows Media Center has the codecs to play the file that Premiere should have them as well. Is there not a way to download more codecs or get the program to use the codecs that Windows is using? Are Adobe programs only compatible with Apple? Bitmap is about as simple as it gets.
wmv uses a set of standard codecs for Windows. These are not oddball by any means. I understand what a container format is. There can be many codecs within the containers depending on what type of compression was used.
Here is what is on the avi file header. You don't need special software for avi's. Just look as the file header in notepad. Right after vids on the top line there is a 4 digit codec indentifier. In this case there is a DIB code which means no codec is needed.
"vidsDIB" DIB = Device independent bitmap
My avi's from my canon camers are
"vidsmjpg" MJPG format or motion jpeg and premiere reads those just fine.
Ok I am wrong it won't import any of the videos that I have. Most of my stuff is in the mjpg format and it won't read that either.