Exactly what is inside that AVI wrapper?
Codec & Format information, with 2 links inside to read
-read both links in reply #1 http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1270588
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
Thanks for the info. I am a graphic designer so I am very novice on what a wrapper is. I am doing some VERY minor video editing and was given a .avi 25 minute video.
After I import the video to Premiere I see this:
Here is what it looks like when I click "Keep existing settings"
No sound will play. I am at a total loss on what to do next.
Any help would be fantastic.
I should also mention that I have used Media encoder to convert to .mov and .mpg and neither of those work... I am just lost.
If you see the clip mismatch dialog box it means your clip is too small or either too big to fit the sequence settings you have choosen.
Easiest way to pick the right settings is to do this:
Now we have to determine what kind (codec) of audio is in that avi. Not all audio will play in Premiere.
So download this program
Run the avi in that program and post a screendump in treeview of the analysis of the avi clip here on the forum.
Do I need to download some sort of codec to allow for the MPEG audio to be played?
I think it has something to do with the FourCC but I am not a Mac person.
And installing codecs is usually not a good idea.
Your screen shot shows that you have an MPEG file inside an AVI wrapper... which is not what I would call a "usual" file
Where did you get this file, and how was it created?
One thing to try... rename the file to .MPG and see if it will load properly, since MPG is the "usual" ending for an MPEG file
A client gave it to me. I have no idea how it was made. Basically he got a DVD from another client, and he encoded it himself then sent me the file. I will give the updated file extention a try and see if that helps.
>used Media encoder to convert to .mov and .mpg and neither of those work
Hmm... I guess that is what I would expect... if PPro won't properly read the file, then Media Encoder (another Adobe product) is likely to also have problems
If renaming to MPG doesn't work, here is a long list of converter products... I don't convert video, I just saved these links in my notes file as other people have mentioned them over the years... some have free demo versions to try... again, only if renaming doesn't work
I have not checked this list in several months... so some links may be dead
Tools to Convert to DV-AVI http://forums.adobe.com/thread/415317
http://www.deskshare.com/media-converter.aspx Digital Media Converter
http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html Multi-Converter <-- supposed to be very good
http://www.flaskmpeg.net/download.php Mpeg to AVI Converter
http://www.squared5.com/ MPEG Streamclip Converter
http://www.virtualdub.org/ Mpeg to AVI Converter