1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 27, 2015 8:23 AM by A.T. Romano

    Anyone know why I am having inconsistent playback codec issue even on recapture of same MiniDV tape?

    bk-premiereelements13user

      I am using Premiere Elements 11 and 13 and capturing my MiniDV tapes over 4-pin Firewire cables.  The software is installed on Windows 7 with the latest patches.

       

      I've discovered that some captured tapes playback all the way without any issues using Windows Media Player.  However, I've discovered most captured (AVI) files will play for anywhere around 2 seconds to 10 seconds before the dreaded codec issue warning and no longer plays the file.

       

      I've tried recapturing a couple good ones and even the ones with capture problems.  And now they all seem to have a codec issue.

       

      I've even tried a different MiniDV camcorder w/Firewire.  Same types of results.

       

      In the past, I've had no problems capturing video over firewire using the same computer and camcorder.

       

      Could it be a cabling issue or the age of the tapes?  The tapes age ranges from 6 to 10 years.

       

      Anyone know what's going on or how to fix this issue?