1. NEVER install codec packs.
2. Use Google to find a converter and convert your file to something editable, like MS-DV AVI type2.
It worked (using DVdate), but it really hurt the audio quality and I can't seem to find anything to change that.
EDIT: Also I should say the codecs were all official Microsoft things, no shady business.
Create a new Premiere project
Import the original AVI's
Highlight one in the media window and right click, select create new sequence from clip
A new sequence opens, place your AVI's on the timeline and report back how they play
These are not your regular avi's. I bet they were downloaded from YT with some sort of YT dowloader.
@Biggles That's what I was doing in the first place. It plays like I described everywhere after importing it.
@Ann It's footage recorded from my computer, I can't say why the program I used outputs Type 1 but I guess it's time to change that if I want to stick with Premiere.
>footage recorded from my computer
Does that mean you are using Screen Capture Software?
If yes... some reading that may help (ALL notes, since you did not specify your screen capture software)
Some of these notes are for Premiere Elements, but may help with PPro
Fraps & Elements http://forums.adobe.com/thread/871095
-and more Elements http://forums.adobe.com/thread/943772
-and yet more Elements http://forums.adobe.com/thread/967201
Techsmith codec http://forums.adobe.com/message/3692768
BB Flashback http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1074014
XSplit recorder http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1160940
Elgato http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1163126 w/picture
Bandicam read #10 http://forums.adobe.com/thread/954394