Use the Media Encoder to convert media to an appropriate and readable file. This program is included with any standard installation.
Yeah, but the media encoder unpacks the file. It took a 1:40 min 6MB file and turned it into 90.7MB file. Sure, could bring it into InDesign no problem, but the huge file size defeats the whole purpose of cutting it down in the first place.
... unless there's some reduce size option I missed in the Media Encoder.
I have exactly the same problem. Mp4 files wont import to ID CC, please help Adobe. This is a serious flaw.
Are you choosing H264 encoding with your MP4 files? I would also recommend the Adobe Media Encoder. Use the Preset panel to choose the frame resolution for your kind of output to adjust the size of the file.
I've never had problems placing (File > Place) in InDesign CS6 or InDesign CC.