I just opened a couple of HDV projects that were captured prior to 4.1. The captured files are of course labeled MPEG.. Just my two-cents worth.
Try importing .m2v, .ac3, or VOB files and see if it lets you. HDV works just fine for me too.
.m2v, .ac3 and VOB files import fine for me on a PC after the 4.1 update. Remember that Mpeg files need to be indexed and initially show up as not supported in the Program window until indexing is done.
On second though--did you by accident download the trial version of 4.1 versus the update? In the trial version there is no MPEG capability because of licensing costs.
No I don't think so. I'm pretty sure I didn't. I may just have to re-install, then hold out on the update.
The Adobe updater just kicked in and asked if I wanted to install the latest updates, including the Premiere 4.1.0 update with .VOB support. I just clicked the install button.
My error message is identical to yours.
If no solution appears soon, I may try to back out the updates. I have work to do....
Here's something even stranger. I re-installed the previous CS3 version of Premiere Pro that I have and all mpeg2 files work just fine with Premiere Pro CS3.
I un-installed and re-installed Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 but still have had no luck getting my m2v, ac3, or VOB support back.
It's odd that CS3 works just fine and CS4 doesn't. I'm pretty sure it had something to do with the 4.1 update and the new VOB support it claimed to have.
I can't import a darn thing, so Premiere CS4 is now useless to me on this computer.
I really hope the Adobe techs look at this issue soon. I have CS3 master collection installed on my office computers, but I really like CS4 on this laptop. VOB support has been a long time coming and is welcome--if it works. But, for now we've taken a step backwards.
Try going into the project folder and deleting any .xmp files. Then reimport the footage into the project. That fixed it for me.
Okay everything is working again. I spoke with Tom Dent, a rep for Adobe, and he emailed me the following:
I found some “clean uninstall” apps to completely remove any isolated elements belonging to a CS4 install at:
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/406/kb406241.html. Maybe this could help stabilize what you had going prior to the update
Good news is everything is working again. I have my MPEG-1, MPEG-2, M2V, VOB, and AC3 support back and I was able to update to Adobe Premiere Pro 4.1 with no problems.
Here's what I did:
I un-installed Premiere Pro CS4 and also ran the CS4 Cleaner application that Tom sent me via that link above. Turns out, I had some old CS3 stuff still on my comp and I also have a previous install of Premiere Pro CS4 Trail, which I though I had gotten rid of a while back, but since I didn't use the clean up utility, I think the 4.1 update may have thought I was updating to 4.1 Trail or something.
So to anyone having these problems, your best solution is to uninstall everything, run the CS4/CS3 cleaner, then do a fresh install once more. I know its a pain, but it worked for me.
Also, all of my HDV and Redcode project settings have returned and didn't disappear after the 4.1 update like last time.
Hope this helps you guys!