The .mov file does play on QT.
MOVs can use any of hundreds of codecs -- not all of which can be edited by Premiere Elements.
Where did this MOV come from? Is it from a camcorder?
If you open it in G Spot, what codec and resolution does it show?
This is a car commercial video given to me by a friend. He is the driver. I went back to Roxio on my old PC and exported the edited version mentioned in my 1st post as .AVI. Haven't transferrd it to my new PC yet but I have several of these I am going to split and splice together and I would like to do it directly in PE 8 without all the converson and xfer.. Oh, and I am a beginner.
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Unfortunately "Codec Status Undetermined" only tells us that the codec is too odd for even G Spot to identify! It appears to be an AVC/MP4 of some type -- but it's apparently not one of the common ones. And this is complicated by the fact that the video uses a non-standard frame rate (23.976 fps), a non-standard pixel aspect ratio (1.778) and a non-standard frame size (960x540).
Media Info has a larger library of codecs, so you can give it a try.
The simplest solution though may be to buy the program Quicktime Pro for $29 from Apple. It can read and convert almost any MOV file. It could convert the file to a 720x480 DV-AVI.
That seems like worth while effort. Thanks.
Interesting that I can use Roxio and do the editing. That may be the solution also.