I recently attained some video clips to edit in after effects. Just like every other time, it was a compressed zip folder from the web. I extracted it to a folder, and tried to import it into ae cc 2014. This time it said that a mp4 file was broken, damaged, or unsupported. So I opened the folder in the after effects project files window, and there was nothing. I tried importing them one by one, but each was "damaged". I downloaded the same zip files 4 times, and tried the same process. Then I tried a different clip pack from a different user, and nothing works. Any help? Because most footage of games that are found online are compressed in a zip file ;-;.
If a file is damaged there's not much you can do about it. It doesn't surprise me that game play videos folks have put up on the web have odd encodings, odd frame rates, odd frame sizes and other odd things that make MP4 decompression extremely difficult to work even in the best of circumstances. If you can open the videos in the Adobe Media Encoder or Premiere Pro or even QuickTime or another media player maybe you can export them to a production codec and save some of them.
Thanks, I'll try that!