2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 6, 2014 8:51 AM by A.T. Romano

    premier elements 11

    elements 11 and .avi

      I cant import in .avi files for editing footage.

      it says this type of file is not supported or the required codec is not installed.

      How do I resolve that. where do I get codecs from.

      I would have thougtht .avi was common.

      Thank You 

        • 1. Re: premier elements 11
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          AVI is a wrapper, what is inside YOUR wrapper - Exactly what is INSIDE the video you are editing?

          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

          https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1070933 for screen shot instructions

          Free programs to get file information for PC/Mac http://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo/Download

          • 2. Re: premier elements 11
            A.T. Romano Level 7

            elements and .avi


            Please let us know what kind of .avi you are trying to use in Premiere Elements 11. What computer operating system is your Premiere Elements 11 running on?

            Assumed Windows.


            If it turns out you are working with AVCHD.avi, then you are dealing with a file that Premiere Elements does not support. Premiere Elements does support files that use AVCHD video compression and can support files with an .avi file extension (wrapper/container format), but it does not support the combination of the two. Other problematic .avi files could be





            A user ran into this AVCHD.avi situation the other day and posted a suggested software for the conversion of AVCHD.avi to a more compatible format or to be used as video editor for AVCHD.avi as is.  I will post that link with that information if needed.


            We will be watching for your follow up.


            Thank you.