Maybe that completely useless transcription function broke the file, or at least the audio. Try deleting the file from the project and reimporting it and wait for the conforming and generating peak files to finish before editing.
Thanks. I tried re-creating the project and re-importing it. Two more pieces of data: 1) there are three mpg files that I have that were created by the same person who took it off the mini-DV and they each have the same issue, i.e., can't hear the audio using Premiere. I am wondering if they were incorrectly downloaded. The second piece of data is that when I do import it, it still recognizes that there is audio per the properties for the item. It says the source audio format is: 48000 Hz - compressed - Stereo and the project audio format: 48000 Hz - 32 bit floating point - Stereo.
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One starts to wonder if it would not be better, easier and with more quality to recapture from the mini-DV tapes and forget the mess the others created by giving you MPEG material.
Thanks. I may try that, though it is a bit of a pain. Perhaps shorter in the long run!
If you are going to recapture, do yourself a favor and use Scenalyzer instead of PR if you can spare the meager license fee, somewhere around $ 35.
Perhaps shorter in the long run!
That may well be. All Adobe programs can have issues with muxed MPEG Audio (Multiplexed, i.e. combined Audio and Video). Sometimes, they work, but more often they do not with all sorts of issues.
Either Capturing to a better format (such as DV-AVI), or converting the mini-DVD MPEG files will be better. Remember, your footage will have been already Transcoded to MPEG-2 by the camera, and if you Export to DVD-Video, you will do that again. The quality will suffer.