This is CS6 on Mac Mountain Lion. Reencode was via ffmpeg. The same behavior is seen with:
1. mpg (mpeg2video/ac3)
2. mp4 (h264/ac3)
All play fine with quicktime/vlc/etc. but premiere simply will not import the audio tracks.
I have an MP4, created via Tivo download
You're really not legally allowed to edit those, so...it's kind of a moot question.
Stick to original content from a supported camera and you should fare better.
I'd really prefer it if we kept debates, opinions and comments about fair use of copyrighted and/or broadcast video out of the forum. The rules and challenges to those rules vary so much from region to region and country to country that making pronouncements one way or the other is fruitless and can only lead to bad things.
Thanks, Jeff. My usage is completely within US law and practice. Enough.
The issue is: what acceptable containers and codecs does Premiere support and what "debugging" features it (or some other tools) provide to allow one to get a successful workflow?
This problem may be caused by decoding from MPG to MP4. You may try another decoder or container to convert MPG tp MP4. Are you using Windows PC or Mac? You could download Kvisoft video converter for Windows from http://download.cnet.com/Kvisoft-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-75761145.html. Mac video converter is available on their main site kvisoft.
Thank you, Kalitree. This "converter" is a wrapper on top of existing tools. I've tried it with the same results.
Anyone: is there a tool I can use to vet/diagnose importability?