AVI is a wrapper, what is inside YOUR wrapper?
Codec & Format information, with 2 links inside for you to read 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
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/592070?tstart=30 for screen shot instructions
Free programs to get file information for PC/Mac http://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo/Download
Thanks for the quick answer John!
I read the text and used Gspot to check the content of the .avi wrapper following instructions in one of the discussions. It seems as if my computer has got the codecs needed.
Actually Windows Mediaplayer can play it. As I wrote one of the video-files was not even allowed to be imported into PE but the two other files were. When I tried to view them in PE they did not play properly, mostly black with some white flicker. Also it did not give the proper lenght if the clip. In Windows Explorer it says that one of the clips is 17 minutes 18 seconds (which is correct). PE states it is 2 minutes something.
Exactly what IS the CODEC of the problem AVI file?
Does that differ, in any way, from the AVI's, which do Import properly?
Thank you for your replies. Glad you have downloaded gspot utility to evaluate the codec situation. Unfortunately your replies have not included vital information that would help us help you.
The gspot dialog should look like the following
What we need to know is what you are seeing at the top right under Video.
What do you see in each of the following fields
The .avi that you see is just the file extension (format that wraps the video and audio compression). What we need to get at is the name of the video and audio compression that is being used in the file. Right now the focus is on the video compression.
Certain .avi fileS are particular problematic for Premiere Elements in different degrees
to name a few.
We will be watching for your follow up.