I'v never seen that error message before. No indication as to why PP couldn't open it?
Just to check the basics, try this:
Thanks, Jim, but I don't think I'm missing a codec, since it opens other
mpeg files fine. I'm starting to wonder if Adobe didn't release a broken
capture with this latest update. I suppose I can try re-installing, but
that is really such a pain.
There is no indication of why PrP cannot open the file - other programs
open the file just fine. I guess I'll have to sit on the phone for a while
tomorrow to see if support can help.
Thanks, John, I may try that - or I may just use a Linux system. The
interesting thing is that I found the exact same tape captured before the
update to 6.0.3, and it opens fine. The files are essentially identical
except for the capture date and name. Same format, same length - windows
properties details are the same.
You might want to file a bug report for a capture that is "broken" by the 6.0.3 update
Also, look at http://forums.adobe.com/message/2981411 (doesn't sound like your problem, but with computers it's hard to know for sure)
I have NOT used it, but many say to try this for HDV capture http://strony.aster.pl/paviko/hdvsplit.htm (I think it is free)
I can vouch for HDVSplit... I always use it for HDV capture.
Free, easy to use (no install, just unzip & run), and reliable.
I downloaded hdvsplit it and it works fine.
I also seemed to solve my other problem. Apparently, the .xmp files
originally created by adobe for the mpeg captures were corrupted somehow.
I stumbled on that by accident, when I copied a file that wouldn't open to
another directory, and suddenly it worked. I compared the resulting xmp
files and found that the ones for the "bad" files were considerably
shorter, so I deleted the .xmp from the directory where the files wouldn't
work. Adobe recreated them, and now everything works. And newly captured
files also seem to work. Seems like a bug, but it may be difficult to
Thanks to all for the pointers.
On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 7:57 AM, joe bloe premiere