It was mentioned before. Following is a copy of what was in the reference, although I do not have the reference:
- Since PrPro project file is an XML document, you can open it up in any script editor (e.g. in Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit) or just text editor, find Version="25" in the fourth row and replace it with Version="24":
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Project ObjectID="1" ClassID="62ad66dd-0dcd-42da-a660-6d8fbde94876" Version="24">
Although in most cases this works just fine and much better than exporting to FCP XML or whatever, bear in mind: no warranty, everything is at your own peril.
Note: Version "25" is PPro 6
Version "24" is PrPro 5.5
Version "22" is likely PrPro 5 or less
Thank, I'll give this a try.
I just had the same problem. I needed to open a CS6 project in CS5.5 (Premiere). I tried the 25/24 thing, but didn't work. CS5.5 opened the project but then crashed after finding the media files (and skipping the rendered files).
But when I opened Premiere CS5.5 and imported the (changed to 24) project file (then chose whole project) everything was fine and it finally worked.
I think that importing may strip off some header information that is part of the project file's inner workings. So it kind of makes sense. Thanks for that clarification.