My first guess is impatience. When Premiere imports a clip, it has to create .pek files for them. Audio often won't be heard until that .pek file is created. You can monitor the progress in the lower right hand corner of Premiere. The difference between import and capture is that the .pek files are created immediately after a clip is captured, so by the time capture is done, all the clips have their .pek files. With import, it gets done one at a time and can take a bit.
Thank you Jim but no, is not impatience. I'm aware of the .pek files and I let them finish before I even try to play. I've been a Premiere user since version 5.1 so I pretty much know the workflow.
The only detail that I left on my orginal posting is that computer B is a 64 bit Vista installation. The original files where captured on a Vista 32.
That should make no difference. And indeed, it hasn't for me.
Other than the whole .pek file thing, I can't think of any other explanation that fits all the data provided.
Right, it shouldn't, but I figure is better to give as much detail as possible.
Well, I appreciate you trying. I'll have to contact Adobe directly on Monday if no one else has experience something similar.
I have a similar problem.
Every time I open a project the Pek file are generated all over again.
It takes hours to finish.
I can hear the sounds, but I can't see the waveform until the pek file are made.
My question is how do I make premiere remember the Pek files so it doesn't do the work of making them each time I open the project.
I can't find a setting that controls where these files reside.
Everything is slowed down until it finishes.
I too am using Vista 64 bit.
On a side note, whenever I goto File there is usually a ten second delay before the drop-down opens.
Looks like a system problem. Can you supply details?