First, depending on what is inside the AVI file, it should/might be "naturally" supported by Premiere
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
Also, for the future when you post...
More information needed for someone to help... please click these links and provide the requested information
-Information FAQ http://forums.adobe.com/message/4200840
-Effective questions http://forums.adobe.com/thread/416679
-How to get help quickly http://forums.adobe.com/thread/419406
When I imported .avi video file into Premiere Pro CS6, only the audio played. I used VLC to convert the .avi file to .mp4 through a batch file. Now when I try to open the .mp4 file into Premiere Pro CS6, I receive an error "File cannot be opened because of a header error".
I've tried converting the .avi file to .mov and .wav but they receive the same header error.
I've also tried opening in Audition and resaving it as .wav pc but it still won't import to Premiere.
Do you use the correct setting to convert videos to mp4?Sometimes, I get the idea, that I use the wrong settings made the video stop, and start to buffer again. I hope you guys understand what I mean...
Ann, you've linked back to the same question, creating an endless loop.
AVI is not a good editable format for Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, if you wanna a smooth editing, you can encode the avi files first. As far as I know, MPEG is good format for Adobe with relatively small video size. There's a relevant threat talks about the AVI to Premiere Pro CS5/CS6 issue and offers the final solution.
MPEG is compressed and is not as good to edit as AVI - Why not edit mpeg http://tangentsoft.net/video/mpeg/edit.html
The OP (Original Poster) still has not come back with information about what is inside the problem AVI files... so we need to wait for more information
I think Premiere Pro CS6 is compatible with AVI. Maybe the issue is caused by the video codec of AVI file.
If you want to convert AVI to Premiere supported MP4 format, you may prefer to give this step by step tutorial a try.
It will tell you how to convert AVI to MP4, MOV, FLV, SWF, etc. Very userful.