Welcome to the forum.
I have not read of anyone having an issue with the Morgan MJPEG CODEC. That it worked for a period of time, but now only allows partitial Import of the Audio is very odd indeed.
The only thing that I can think of is that you are not allowing PrE to Conform the Audio 100%. This ARTICLE goes into a bit more detail. However, considering the short Duration of the files, that you cite, Conforming, even on a slow machine, should be very quick.
I do not know if Pentax has tweaked the MJPEG CODEC, as many camera mfgrs. do, but I would anticipate that they would ship their version of MJPEG with the camera. This could be a separate installer program on the disc, bundled with a driver for the camera, or installed along with that editing software - the ArcSoft.
About the only thing that comes to my mind would be to get the Pentax disc, search it for a CODEC install, and there is none, reinstall any camera driver, and if that does not change things, then reinstall the ArcSoft program.
Since a CODEC is installed at the system level, their performance seldom changes, but it seems that yours has.
Good luck, and maybe others will have more ideas.
Thanks for the response Bill
I have checked for codecs when MediaImpressions is installed but there
doesn't appear to be anything new showing in the list for media players.
Certainly there is nothing on the Disc to install them. It would appear that
my registry is scrambled (not for the first time this has happened) Maybe
from uninstalling too may trial codecs and media converters. I'm going on
holidays for a couple of weeks and will have the chance to thrash this
problem out with another kindred spirit who has PREL working
successfully.Otherwise when I get back I will do a format
and re-install windows 7. Thanks for your help . I will be in touch.
Most of all, enjoy the holiday!
When installing trials of almost anything, I will manually do a System Restore Point, so that I can revert to that, if needed.
Now, I do have one question, and this regards the "trial CODEC's," did you install FFDShow along the way? It has been known to really mess up some Adobe programs. Just curious.
Good luck, and travel safely,
Back from Hols with lots of videos and pics.
I don't recall installing FFDShow but I did download a lot of codecs from some obscure sites so let that be a lesson well learned.
Good news is that I have solved the problem of getting elements to accept my video files in MJPeg format (dragged straight from Media card)
Install Quicktime player. (free version will do)
My son worked this out from a clue on Wikipedia.
Apparently Quicktime imports an MJPeg codec that Elements will look at (It can be seen loading on Elements startup)
With the output set to HD 720p Mpeg the resulting files are indistinguishable from the original quality.
As more and more people start to realize the benefits of HD video recording in their still cameras this issue of compatability will only get worse. I hope this simple free fix for video from the Pentax X90 digital camera is of some help.
A small tip for those that, like me now only show video from a media player drive, try outputting in WMV. The latest windows codecs (version9) are excellent and rated as HD standard. The video files are much smaller for media drive storage and the quality is excellent. Worth a try.
Thanks for the help