7 Replies Latest reply on Nov 9, 2013 6:38 AM by the_wine_snob



      how can I view my AVI files ?

        • 1. Re: avi
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          More information needed for someone to help... please click below and provide the requested information

          -Premiere Elements FAQ http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1042180


          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


          For PC http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en or http://www.headbands.com/gspot/

          For Mac http://mediainspector.massanti.com/


          The Tutorial Links Page http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1275830 may also help


          Premiere Elements FAQ List (2 pages of FAQ as of September 2013) http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere_elements/premiere_elements_faq?view=all

          Premiere Elements TIPS List (6 pages of Tips as of September 2013) http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere_elements/premiere_elements_tips?view=all

          • 2. Re: avi
            darrylertel Level 1

            Hi Mr. Smith on our research vessel we shoot HD video on ROV Remote operated vehicle of shipwrecks underwater

            It's recorded on PC With 8  removable hard drive system on board the boat and we can view it with Windows media program on the boat


            I remove the hard drive and installed it in the sled in my office on my brand-new Dell computer with a brand-new program Adobe Premier 11 I just purchased but it says it's an audio only track so I stuck the hard drive back on the boat and watch the video and the audio and tried it again in my office and your program says it's audio only and I can hear the audio but I see no video and it's an AVI file

            I'm not real familiar with your program and I didn't know if you could please help me so I could view these files



            Sent from my iPhone

            Darryl Ertel

            Director of Marine Operations

            Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society

            • 3. Re: avi
              John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Premiere Elements is not MY program, I am just another user trying to help... and, to help you, you need to go back to my 1st reply and come back again with the DETAILS of what is inside your AVI file


              Start with "Exactly what is inside that AVI wrapper?" and click all of the links inside that section to find out what it is you need to supply


              Saying AVI is just about like saying you have a loaf of bread... is it white, or whole wheat or potato or raisin or...???

              • 4. Re: avi
                darrylertel Level 1

                I'm sorry I thought this was the company who made the software thanks for your help but I'll go back to the company bye


                Sent from my iPhone

                Darryl Ertel

                Director of Marine Operations

                Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society

                • 5. Re: avi
                  John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  This is the user to user help forum with the SPACE provided by Adobe


                  Even if you find someone from Adobe to help you, they are going to need exactly the same information I asked you to provide


                  AVI is a wrapper... that wrapper may contain any number of CODECS... without the codec information that I asked you to provide, nobody will be able to help


                  Adobe contact information - http://helpx.adobe.com/contact.html

                  • 6. Re: avi
                    A.T. Romano Level 7



                    You are most likely to get your answers here, but as John T. Smith has pointed out and as I often write "the answers are in the details".


                    So, please give us a try to help you.


                    You are recording with a device that records to a given format. That format will have video and audio components that will be characterized by video and audio compression. The video and audio compression are wrapped in a format. In your case that wrapper/container format is .avi. That .avi wrapper can contain a variety of video audio combos. To sort out your issue, we need to know, among other things,


                    video compression

                    audio compression


                    Compatibility issues need to be sorted out with that information. Project settings are also very important.


                    Does the video recording device have a name?


                    Looking forward to your follow up.





                    • 7. Re: avi
                      the_wine_snob Level 9



                      Welcome to the forum.


                      AVI is but a 'wrapper," and can contain many different types of data, differentiated by the CODEC used inside. This FAQ Entry will give you a bit more information: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037?tstart=0


                      It is likely that you have a recording device in your ROV, that uses either a CODEC that you do not have, or one that PrE has problems working with. The requested information will allow us to help you with those resultant files.


                      From what you describe, I will hazard a guess (until we have the full specs. of those files), that your device is producing AVI files, with the DivX/Xvid CODEC. Those CODEC's use heavy compression to keep file size down, but the resultant files are designed for playback, and are not well-suited for editing. However, and based on the info, that you provide, can probably be handled for editing.


                      Please let us know more, and good luck,