Hello, I have Vista home premium and I am trying to cut a few clips from old old Hollywood movies for a cinema class / I received the movie files as "Nameofmovie.1.avi" but the error message said that either I needed special CODECs or premiere elements 9 won't handle them / Anyone else have any experience or good ideas? Thanks
AVI is but a "wrapper," and almost anything can be inside those wrappers. This ARTICLE will give you background, and also tell you how to peek inside the wrapper. Let us know what the CODEC is, from G-Spot, and someone will likely be able to help you. It might involve converting the file, but there will be a way.
Good luck with the AVI's, and also your cinema class,