Did you reformat your drive and did a fresh install of Windows and programs after the K-Lite disaster? If not, that is where you should start. All the other codecs are unwise to install as well, unless you are absolutely sure they are reliable, do not cause problems and you can't do without them. What you installed is not suitable for editing anyway, so you can do without them.
xvid and Divx can be played by VLC without installing the codecs and corrupting your system and they are only intended fro playback, not for editing. The only codecs that are safe to install are codecs like Lagarith and UT.
If you want to edit material, use footage as it was shot with a video camera and ingested. If you don't have that, then ask the copyright owner for his original material. That usually also means that you are not violating copyright laws and will guarantee that the editing will go a lot smoother, faster and give better quality.
Hello, I do have the original files. A friend gave it to me to cut it.
Yes I did a fresh install of windows some weeks ago. So I should deinstall K-Lite and the other codec packs and try Lagarith / UT?
Hm... I just need a codec that works for premiere.
I can open the files with all other programs
Since you are on a PC, and my guess is that those files are coming from FCP/Mac, this THREAD might be useful.
There are three ways, in very general terms, that CODEC's work:
- Used to Decode, and allow playback (largest sub-set)
- Used to Encode (smaller sub-set)
- Used to allow editing with both Decode and Encode (tiny sub-set and depends on the exact NLE program)
hm... the files don't come from a mac... they are the original camera files and haven't been edited.
Isn't there a simple way without converting etc. I have many many files and don't have time to convert them all.
Isn't there simply a codec I can install and it works?
I can post a test file in a few hours.
From what camera?
I'm not sure which camera they have used but here's a link to a 19 seconds testfile:
Could you open it in Premiere?
I hope there's a quick solution without converting etc. to get the files into premiere (cause every other program can open the file. Just premiere says "codec is missing").
thank you a lot
That is .MOV stuff and I don't use Apple crap if I can avoid it. What is the codec used within that MOV container?
my codecviewer says XDVA
xdva needs to be converted to something editable first. It is presumably Xbox 360 material, not from a video camera. So either convert to something editable or use some consumer application. If this clip is typical of the quality you have with all your clips, I suggest you skip this altogether and not try to convert it to something else. It is not worth watching as it is, without the quality hit you will encounter when converting.
Avid also except it, fcp too.
So don't tell me that it's xbox-stuff. it's from a camera of our university. not the best, I guess, but also not bad
Which one for the second time?
If you can edit with AVID or FCP, do that.
No, I've already startet editing other files that came from another camera with Premiere.
I need to cut with Premiere.
Nobody have had the same problem and has a solution?
I do have the original files.
With this codec? That seems unlikely. Probably your friend used Final Cut Pro to 'convert' the camera originals in some fashion.
Try getting your hands on the actual originals.
Is it Apple XDCAM EX?
"..JVC camcorders that use XDCAM EX recording format, are also capable of recording into QuickTime container besides using MP4 container.."
you might try changing the extension to.mp4 or .mpg
I downloaded the file and can edit and play on both Premiere CS5 & CS5.5
I did notice that when I clicked the file that windows media player did not want to play it and would only play the audio.
I could get it to play with VLC media player.
Using VLC's converter I converted it to a .mp4 and that file could be played with any player now.
Are you using the latest version of Premiere ? PC- 5.0.3
VLC is free and the convert is fast if you really need the footage.
Just changing the extension did not work for this file type for me.