4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 23, 2015 1:00 PM by A.T. Romano



      where can I get a codec which will let me load a video in MPG format

        • 1. Re: codecs
          A.T. Romano Level 7



          What version of Premiere Elements and what computer operating system is involved?


          Do you have the latest version of QuickTime installed on your computer and are you running the programs from a user account with administrative privileges?


          What is the properties of the specific video that is not importing in your Premiere Elements project?

          Brand/model/settings for camera that recorded the video?


          Let us start here and then we can decide what next.





          • 2. Re: codecs
            jemini347 Level 1


                 my PC is running Windows 7 Pro SP1.

            I'm using Premiere Elements 13 and have just installed QT 7.7.8; i'm

            working as a standard user (I get prompts for the encoder activation

            code when I try to import the file)

            The file I'm importing is a 2.5 Gb mpg file created by Video Redo Plus;

            the source file is a .rec file saved by a Topfield PVR

            The .mpg plays OK using VLC Media Player & Windows Media Player.

            VLC gives the following Codec info: MPEG-1/2, 704x576, fps 25, decoded

            format: planar 4:2:0YUV




            Jem Moore

            • 3. Re: codecs
              John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              You must run the program using an Administrator computer account for everything to work properly

              • 4. Re: codecs
                A.T. Romano Level 7

                Jem Moore


                Please get a codec readout from the free utility named GSpot.

                GSpot Codec Information Appliance

                I am looking for what is listed for Video Name, Codec, Status as well as Audio Name and Status.


                From the VLC information, I believe that you are dealing MPEG1/2 (MPGV).


                I suspect that this is not going to be a straight forward download a codec, rather convert the video to a Premiere Elements compatible format.

                The candidates for conversion might be

                HandBrake  https://handbrake.fr/

                VLC Media Player VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!

                From one of those, I would probably rule in or out the possibility of a Premiere Elements supported H.264.mp4 from what you have.


                I just started to read through the following



                Please review and consider the above. Let us see what the GSpot readout says about the codec and status.