7 Replies Latest reply on May 31, 2008 5:54 PM by Jeff Bellune

    No audio with mpeg2?

    Level 1
      How come when I import mpeg 2's I dont get any audio but when I change them into dv-avi with elements and then open it with premiere pro then I have audio, how can I skip the hole chang ethem into dv-avi step and use just the mpeg2's and have audio? i also have the .modd files still
        • 1. Re: No audio with mpeg2?
          Harm Millaard Level 7
          Use Elements, not PP. It is much better suited to edit consumer level material that you have.
          • 2. Re: No audio with mpeg2?
            John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP
            Based on reading a LOT of problem reports, importing files from a DVD or hard drive camcorder or other MPEG device (including digital STILL cameras that create MJPEG files) or trying to edit divx, or Ripping DVD files rarely results in success in Premiere... do not be fooled by movie industry advertising into thinking that "DVD Quality Video" is suitable for EDITING... it is not... a DVD is designed to be for PLAYBACK only... and that includes trying to edit a Standard Def MPEG or VOB file!

            You should also use WAV sound files, not the compressed MP3 format

            The only SD (Standard Def) files that Premiere really likes are DV AVI type 2 (be sure you have type 2 and not DV AVI type 1 files)

            HD (High Definition) files are a completely different issue... I don't use HD, so can't say anything about editing those files

            Go to my notes page http://www.pacifier.com/~jtsmith/ADOBE.HTM

            Click the internal link for editing compressed files... read, there are some ideas & links there, including some links to other programs that have been mentioned in the Premiere forum as being better suited to editing MPG files... if you want to edit a divx file, start at http://www.divx.com/

            If you only have DVD type files, you should convert to DV AVI type 2 or use different software... go to the VideoHelp link in my notes and look for a program to convert... but do be aware that converting from a HIGHLY compressed viewing format back to an editing format is going to cause a drop in quality

            PS - To work with AC3 sound files in Premiere CS3, it MAY work to copy the ad2ac3dec.dll file from the Encore CS3 directory into the Premiere directory
            • 3. Re: No audio with mpeg2?
              Level 1
              why cant pp just let us use mpeg2....right after we put the files onto the computer from our camcorder.... cant make things simple...
              • 4. Re: No audio with mpeg2?
                Level 1
                thanks man!!!! the tip helped and worked lol thanks so much you saved me hours of transcoding or wtvr its called
                • 5. Re: No audio with mpeg2?
                  Harm Millaard Level 7
                  Consumer camera, use consumer application. Professional camera, use professional application. Need to make a call, use a telephone, not a hammer.
                  • 6. Re: No audio with mpeg2?
                    Level 1
                    Consumer camera is to professional camera as hammer is to... phone?

                    Hmm. I don't remember that one on the SATs.
                    • 7. Re: No audio with mpeg2?
                      Jeff Bellune Adobe Community Professional
                      Replace hammer with 2 tin cans and a string. Is that a better SAT setup?

                      :D