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That warning is telling you that a sequence in the project you're trying to open uses a codec that is not installed, corrupted, or for whatever reason no longer available to Premiere Pro.
If memory serves, CiB uses the QuickTime format for media. Do you have QuickTime installed?
yes I have the latest quicktime installed.
Can you tell me what is the correct codec for Premiere 5.0 CIB and/or Premiere 5.0?
How/where do I check that?
Where would I find it online to download?
I've never actually used CiB, so I don't know first hand what's in it.
For myself, I'd just move on to something that does work and start playing around. Reading the included (and free) Help file is also a good place to start. And there's a whole buch of free tutorials at the link below.
yeah but, no but ... excuse my sounding pedantic, but the whole point of buying the manual with the DVD, is so I can be exactly on the same page and work through the exercises as they have been laid down. I want this to be a permanent workbook to come back to and work with ... surely Adobe must have a SOLUTION for this?
Adobe doesn't live here, just us users.
Someone else may come along who has experience with CiB. And occasionally, a couple Adobe employees pop their heads in, so you may get lucky yet.
thanks for the tips anyway, I live in hope. The online vids, whilst useful, do not seem to be downloadable - and places I travel to do not always have an internet connection.
Thats why the book was bought so I could still learn without an internet connection.
> excuse my sounding pedantic, but the whole point of buying the manual with the DVD, is so I can be exactly on the same page and work through the exercises as they have been laid down. I want this to be a permanent workbook to come back to and work with ... surely Adobe must have a SOLUTION for this?
The Classroom in a Book is not the manual. It is a book created and sold by a company other than Adobe.
This is not our book, and we don't provide technical support for using its contents (except insofar as we help people to use any video assets).
That said, I can send a link to this thread to someone who works for the book's publisher and see if he knows anything.
thanks for the heads up. I have the book in front of me here and it says: "The Official Training Book from Adobe Systems" DVD ROM included. Inside the cover it says www.adobepress.com. It also says copyright 2011 Adobe Systems. These things do not sound like some other party.
On the back cover it talks about peachpit press at http://www.peachpit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0321704517. Here is pasted some of what it says:
"Those creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 choose Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press.
The 22 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Premiere Pro CS5. Readers learn the basics on things like using audio, creating transitions, producing titles, and adding effects. Once they have the basics down, they'll learn how to take their projects further by sweetening and mixing sound, compositing the footage, adjusting color, authoring DVDs, and much more.
This completely revised CS5 edition covers new features such as Ultra, the new high-performance keyer. New workflows for creative collaboration are also explored, from the script all the way to the screen using Adobe Story, OnLocation, Speech Search, and other Adobe tools that are right at users' fingertips. Best of all, the companion DVD includes lesson files so readers can work step-by-step along with the book."
As a consumer of an 'official' Adobe product, I am entitled to have this whole thing working the way I had envisaged when I invested in this book in the first place. It is not my responsibility that the book is incompatible and the DVD that came with it is not working with my demo of CS5.0. I only bought it not more than a year ago. I should not have to jump through a bunch of hoops to get the service I am entitled to, nor have to go chasiing some other company. It looks like Adobe's responsibility to me. I hope that you can sort this out real soon for me, it cannot be that difficult - surely.
end of story? not a very helpful solution-oriented answer.
the link takes me to a page where I found the identical book I have here in front of me, what are you talking about?
Are you saying that not only the book I have just described, is 'not an Adobeproduct' (but is on the site you just sent me the URL for), the copyright symbol for Adobe Systems inside is also 'not an Adobe product' and that the URL www.adobepress.com on the inside cover - is 'not an Adobe product' either???
To me these several points are unambiguous evidence that it actually is an Adobe product.
PS - you are also saying that the 'official training workbook from Adobe Systems' on the front cover of this book means that it is 'not an Adobe product'? Please explain how and why?
I'm telling you that Adobe employees don't make that book, and we don't provide support for the functioning of the materials that come with it.
Adobe Press (a division of Peachpit Press) licenses the Adobe trademark and such to put on that book. That doesn't mean that Adobe made it, and it doesn't mean that we provide support for it.
The reason that I'm trying to make sure that you understand this is that I want you to know that we do stand behind the thing that we do make: the Adobe Premiere Pro software. Your original post indicated that because of your experience with a book and DVD that you didn't trust the software. That's why I'm trying to make sure that you understand that they're not made by the same people---or even the same company.
> ON THE ADOBE WEBSITE: http://www.adobepress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=0321704517
That's not the Adobe website.
That's the Adobe Press website.
As I said, Adobe Press is a division of Peachpit Press that licenses the Adobe trademark for this purpose. It's a different company.
It's not a solution. I didn't say it was. I'm just saying that you're taking up this issue with the wrong people in the wrong place.
You can convince yourself all you want that the book in front of you is an Adobe product; it is not. Does it say, "Published by Adobe Systems?" It does not, because it isn't. It's published by Adobe Press, which is actually Peachpit.
Adobe Press is a world leader in high-quality books for visual communicators and the official source of training materials for Adobe software. Best known for the best-selling Classroom in a Book series, Adobe Press publishes instructional and inspirational books at all learning levels. Adobe Press books are published, marketed, and distributed by Peachpit Press.
Just because something is "official" does not mean that it comes from one source or another. In this case, these are not manuals published and distributed by Adobe--they are third-party books. Adobe might have put their seal of approval on them, making them "official," but they didn't create them.
well all I can say is that it is extremely confusing - and I am getting no help fast.
Why then is the URL inside the book for adobepress.com - it just does not make sense and sounds like Adobe is being deliberately misleading.
Any member of the publlic could be excused for thinking this is an official adobe book - I used to work in publishing and to me this is for all intents and purposes - due to all the things I mentioned, an Adobe book.
Still no suggestions on how I get a fix for this - just alot of no one wanting to take responsibility.
> Still no suggestions on how I get a fix for this
Jim got you started toward a solution at the beginning, when he suggested that you might need a codec that isn't installed on your computer.
What operating system are you using? What exact version of QuickTime?
Would Peachpit have a fix for this or are they just going to bat it back to Adobe do you think?
What operating system?
windows 7 64 bit
brand new laptop
but i had incompatibility problems on another laptop 6 months ago that involved some sort of codec message.
Thats when I had CIB 5.0 and CS5.5 demo so different issue.
this time I have CS5.0 demo and CIB 5.0 so they should be a better match...
I just tried to reproduce your problem, but the disc that came with my copy of the book isn't being accepted by either of the computers that I have available to me now.
I've sent a link to this thread to someone who works at Peachpit Press to see if someone there may be able to help.
OK thanks! Actually I do recall that I had the same problem. After opening the DVD from a sealed sleeve in the back of the book, it took me a couple of days trying on and off, to get it to copy to my hard disk. My DVD player could not read it. Later I took the DVD out of the tray and noticed a scratch on it - a 'brand new' cd, something I certainly could not have done as I am very careful with that sort of thing. You might want to check yours, something that I did not think to do until day 2, as you would assume that from a sealed packet its going to be pristine, right? I cannot believe the wasted time I have had just trying to get started on this, Adobe should award me the whole suite free!
"Important: The trial version of Premiere Pro CS5 doesn't include some features that depend on third-party software components that are only included in the full version of Premiere Pro. The import and export of some formats are not supported in the trial version, such as AVC-Intra, AVCHD, HDV, MPEG-2, MPEG-2 DVD, MPEG-2 Blu-ray, and XDCAM.
The trial version for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 does not have the limitations that Premiere Pro CS5 has. It includes all sequence presets, editing modes, encoders, and decoders that are included in the full, activated version of Premiere Pro CS5.5. However, after downloading the trial version of Premiere Pro CS5.5, you do not receive the title templates or non-English speech-to-text dictionaries (speech analysis modes). These items are available for download after you have purchased the software. For a detailed list of limitations of the trial version of Premiere Pro software, see the Adobe website. For more details about the trial version of Premiere Pro CS5.5, see this video."
Perhaps this is part of the problem?
Possibly. But I thought the projects and media from that book were DV based, which even the trial should be able to handle.
thats right, just taking a guess here, I have no idea really. But if it says that some features are disabled in the 5.0 trial, .i.e without the correct codecs activated, then....
I have no problem with the lessons in the book but I'm on a MAC. The Assets in Lesson 1 are 2 mpegs 1280x720 23.976 and 1 mp3. Shouldn't be a trial limitation.
Actually, those files will not work in the trial. Anything MPEG won't work.
Actually, those files will not work in the trial. Anything MPEG won't work.
As described in post 22, I thought that was no longer true with a 5.5 trial.
That will be true for PrPro CS 5.5, but not for CS 5. As of CS 5.5 trial, there are no limitations, other than time.
I am still waiting for a solution for this. I went to a great deal of trouble and research before I splashed out 40 odd pounds (about $65) on this CIB - and it does not work. Please, can one of you guys get me a solution? Someone was going to contact Peachpit press (Todd?) - have they got back to you yet?
Adobe has to take some sort of responsibility - no matter how much it claims 'its not our book' - for these kind of bad interfaces between your company and people you licence to print a book like CIB. I very much doubt if this DVD will work with 5.5, it has to be matched with version 5 of Premiere.
5.5 and 5 are so similar that anything which works in 5 is almost certainly going to work in 5.5.
I tried a different copy of the DVD, and it all worked fine for me on several different computers.
You may have a bad disc.
If you want resolution to this, then you need to contact the people responsible---Peachpit Press---and take the issue up with them. Perhaps they'll send you a new copy of the DVD if you return yours.
ok Jim and Todd, thanks for your suggestions.
I have contacted Peachpit and received this reply:
"Unfortunately, I have no experience with Premiere Pro and cannot be of much help to you personally. However, I've reached out to the author of this product, Jan Ozer, to see if he can shed some light on the issue. I will let you know as soon as I have a response."
This is what I thought, they have no technical expertise to back up their product, quite an unbelievable situation.
So between Adobe and Peachpit, no one wants to take responsibility and I am stilled stalled at the starting line.
ANYWAY, I have reached a different point in getting the program working, as it has been slightly more responsive opening the files, but still not. Here is a description:
I can now access the tutorial file 'lesson 1', but when I select it, the following happens:
1. 'Where is the file 'medieval_villain 01.mpeg '?
2. Below the Adobe folders, you cannot see the lesson 1 file, unless you select 'all files' in the drop down menu. Then the lesson 1 file appears but when you select it, you get a message, 'file format not supported'. I have the latest version of Quicktime and other video players, so do not know why it is not opening.
3. 'There are buttons that say 'skip' and 'skip all' - if I hit 'skip all', Premiere opens and I see in the video clip box green 'media pending' briefly before it stops at red 'media offline'.
The whole point of buying this manual is to work through all the lessons as I travel, quite often to remote places where I am filming, but do have not internet access to do other online tutorial.
I would appreciate a more concerted effort by the Adobe staff to help me with this problem that even Peachpit cannot address.
> I would appreciate a more concerted effort by the Adobe staff
This is a user-to-user forum, not a guaranteed way to get assistance from Adobe staff. Some of us help out here in our free time, but it is not a requirement.
If you want a guaranteed response from an Adobe employee, contact Adobe Technical Support:
> So between Adobe and Peachpit, no one wants to take responsibility
It seems from the excerpt of the response that you posted that the person from Peachpit Press is contacting the author on your behalf. That sounds like someone being helpful to me.
you get a message, 'file format not supported'.
That will be true for the 5.0 trial. MPEG support is not included.
It should work fine in the 5.5 trial, though.
I was hoping for a technical response to a technical question. Spending your free time here is appreciated. You might be able to also appreciate that I have been trying to get this working since June.
I have tried it on a full version of CS5 on a friend's computer and I get the same result. So I do not see how it will make much difference on a demo. In fact, I did say in my first letter to the forum,
"Then I was on a different computer, and had just downloaded a [demo] copy of CS5.5 - BUT, it would not work with my Adobe CS5 classroom in a book (CIB)"
You get "File format not supported" on a full, paid for install?
Do other MPEG assets work on that computer?