What Windows computer operating system?
What is the brand/model/settings for the camera that recorded the video? We need to know what video codec (compression) is being used with the container/wrapper format named .avi.
If you have a MotionJPEG.avi file, there are 3 possibilites which moments ago I posted for a user with what appears to be the MotionJPEG.avi issue.
1. Determine if a utility came with the camera. If so, install it in the hope that it will supply the MotionJPEG video codec needed.
2. Purchase a download of the Morgan MotionJPEG video codec - it has a free tryout. Then you can decide if it is worth the investments if you are going to stay with the same camera that produced it.
3. Convert the MotionJPEG.avi to H.264.mp4 with a free program such as HandBrake, and then import that H.264.mp4 into your Premiere Elements project.
If you have AVCHD.avi, that is not supported by Premiere Elements. If you have Xvid.avi, that is one of the worse format to import into Premiere Elements.
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thank you for so ditaled information it might be usefull in the future, but avi file i try to open is from internet (cartoon). I use windows 7 ultimate х64. might be avi file converted with codec Adobe elements 11 can't open?
If the file is not protected under YouTube, then see if you can find the video codec that is wrapped/contained with the .avi format.
The typical formats that I am running into for cartoons in this regard include MP4, FLV, WebM.
Consider downloading and installing the free codec utility named GSpot to determine
Video Name, Codec, Status
Audio Name and Status
okey, i'll try this out!