Unable to open files in Elements Premiere 8 that were exported from Roxio Creator 2010 in avi format. Source files were created from VHS videotapes imported to Roxio. Files appear in Organizer and can be played in preview screen. Have tried changing project settings when opening new project in Premiere but nothing works. After giving project a name and clicking OK nothing happens. Screen is blank; no error messages to clue me in as to what is wrong. PC is a Dell Inspiron 530s with a 2.00 GHz Pentium dual core processor and 2GB DDR2 SDRAM.
The secret will be what is inside those Roxio files. AVI is but a wrapper, and can contain all sorts of "stuff." This ARTICLE will give you background, and also give you tips on finding out what is inside. With that info, someone can direct you on how to proceed.