Every time I go to import an avi file to cs3 on my mac a file import failure message pops up. The error message says "codec missing or unavailable". Could anyone help me out with what codec i might be missing and where I can go to get it? Very much appreciated
The AVI designation is just a wrapper. Just like there can be many
flavors of gum inside a wrapper, there can be many variations of video
file inside an avi designation. These flavors are what they mean when
they refer to the codec.
A utility called Gspot is quite useful to telling you things about you
video file, such as the codec used to encode it.
I will take a broad swipe and guess that if this avi file is something
you downloaded off the net, then the probability is good that it is in
the Xvid codec. If so, Xvid's don't typically play nice most NLE's.