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What kind of clips are trying to play?
Push the period key on the number pad to get AE to play audio. AE doesn't play back audio and video unless you do a render. (zero button on key pad)
Most likely your codec is the problem. Maybe your using MPEG files, the demo doesn't support mpeg. Other than that you'll have to be more specific.
I'm not using MPEG clips just avi clips. I got the audio MP3 to play using the period technique you told me about but the clips of avi's won't play at the same time. This is in AE CS4
You also said you need me to be more specific, what did you need to me to be specific with?
Thanks in advance,
Well what kind of .avi files your using (what codec and camera you shot with) would be a good start.
Not trying to be an ******* but saying .avi is like telling a car mechanic you drive a pick-up then asking 'why doesn't it work'.
Not trying to pick on ya or anything but there a link in huge letters explaining how to get help quickly.\
I explained that I was able to use it with all the files I have and now for some reason they don't work including .avi files?
Is there some codec I need to install? I've tried uninstalling it then re-installing it, taking my computer back to when it worked correctly and still have the problem.
Has anyone else had this problem where you can't get files to play in Premiere CS4?
Thanks in advance!
All the files is absolutely meaningless. I have some XLS files renamed to AVI and they do not work. Your explanation is worth nothing. What codec do you use?
Someone resolved that porblem ? I've got the same issues. Even on new clear sysytem. On Xp and Vista 32 . Wierd thing is that my CPU usage is lower than 30% while playing. The same with ram...
Radeon Hd4870 (maybe here's problem?)
All hardware works fine. without overheating, and slowdowns. I Tried even to turn off GPU Hardware Acceleration. nothing happens..
Xp SP3, Vista Sp1, newest drivers, premiere patched. and None of my video works... from avchd , Hdv from sony HC7, to simple xvid...
I'll be glad for any help or suggestions.
I'm sorry for your trouble also, I'm glad in a way that someone else is having the same problem and I'm not a nutbag.
The guy that posted to my question was a real help! NOT! I would have mentioned if I had changed a file .avi extension or whatever by hand from something else.
The files I'm using are normal AVI files and files that are supposed to work and supported back with the CS2 model. I've decided I'm going to call Adobe tomorrow and get some answers and I will post them when I do.
If you find out how to get that running before I post I would sure like to know what I need to do. Thanks.
Indulge the guys offering you advice by checking your "normal avis" with G-Spot
>The files I'm using are normal AVI files
There really is no such thing, Brian. There are so many variables that can affect performance here. AVI is just an extension and means little. What's inside the file is what counts.
I feel your pain! I can't get anything to play in PPRO CS4 (avi, mov, mpeg, nothing). You shouldn't have to be a video technical genuis to use their product. They proudly tout all these video formats Premiere supports and then none of them will work.
For my money, they need to go back to the drawing board and decide the scope of the audience they want to reach. If it is people like me, needing to repurpose video from a number of sources to deploy on CD and web, then they need a more user friendly program like some of their others (Photoshop, Flash, etc). If they just want the real video pros, well good luck on that too as their opinion as expressed on this forum is highly unfavorable to Premiere as well.
>You shouldn't have to be a video technical genuis to use their product.
I actually disagree with that regarding Premiere Pro. It is a sophisticated program, and one really should have a firm foundation of video production before one tries to use it.
For those without that foundation, there is Elements.
>They proudly tout all these video formats Premiere supports and then none of them will work.
Even if the program worked perfectly as designed, no bugs, there can still be legitimate reasons why your particular files don't work. Hence the necessity of having a good fundamental understanding of video production before using the program.
OK Jim, your point is noted but in reviewing the tutorials available, such as those on lynda.com, which I find to be a very useful site, I have been a subscriber for three years, the general feeling you get about Premiere is that it works like most other desktop applications from Adobe which are rather intuitive and somewhat easy to work with. Admittedly, I am not a video expert but have worked with image capture and editing using Camtasia Studio for several years and found it to be very useful. I thought the next step up would be Premiere but apparently that turned out to be more of a blind leap. Shame on me.
I'm having the very same problem. I have an small 20 second AVI file that came from a cell phone. The audio plays but the video stays on the 1st frame. I have Creative Suite CS4 installed and it plays in Bridge CS4, AE CS4 and yes even Photoshop CS4 but won't play Premiere Pro CS4.
I have Creative Suite CS3 on the computer that was installed before I installed Creative Suite CS4. The clip runs in in Bridge CS3, AE CS3, Photoshop CS3 AND Premiere Pro CS3.
It's not hardware since I have a 9 month old quad core with 4 Gigs RAM and Vista Windows Ultimate and the clip runs fine in all of the other Adobe apps.
I'm having the same problem with Premiere CS4, it seems to me though that it is a Graphics Card compatibility issue.
I had this feeling when I first started PhotoShop CS4 and it asked for the OpenGL hardware acceleration thing which I ignored.
Once I have opened an image, the cursor turned into a cross hair which indicates there is a canvas beneath the cursor, but no image. When I try to save for web and devices, I see the image in the little preview!
I am using NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT/PCI/SSE2
Well, I do have a foundation, and I'm sitting on it at the moment.
I'm having the same issue as Brian: on a Vista 64 system (2TB disk space, i7 965, 12GB RAM, two GTX280 video cards running three 24" monitors) all program monitors--Trim, Source, reference, and so forth)--are suddenly blank. No video.
Occasionally I can get the Title monitor to show video, otherwise nada. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the Master Collection to no avail (and really don't want to do that again); video drivers are current--anyone with a firmer foundation who has an esoteric idea about what to nuke or tweak, I'm all ears...
Enjoy your foundation! What else do you want to chat about?
I even called Adobe to try to fix the problem and they told they don't have technical support for trial versions.
I can't believe so many others besides myself are also having problems with Premiere,that's insane!
The post that was before this one I will check out and thanks for posting that info but I sure do think it should work right off the bat and not have to adjust this and that. I had earlier versions of Premiere that worked great with not having to do anything except load my video or capture it.
Brian, here's a long shot -- and I have no clue why it worked for me, unless it's a Vista/DualCore processor thing: go into your CMOS and look for a setting similar to "Plug and Play". The options are "BIOS" and "OS".
I had previously set that toggle to OS; on a whim, I changed it back to BIOS, rebooted, and ran Premiere. Voila! All internal monitors work fine. Incredulous, I retested: set the toggle back to OS, rebooted, ran Premiere...no video. Worth a try.
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