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star striker
Since: Apr 2011
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Editing AVI Question ????

Hello somone asked me to edit several different animated shots of a machine that they are designing in to one continuous clip (should take me about 3 minutes).

The files are AVI and they were given to me via USB flashdrive.

once on my computer (PC) they play fine in windows media player, i am also able to import it into sony vegas pro 9 but when i drag the file from the media bin into the timline it just dosnt want to do it.

any ideas on what this problem might be ???
i thought it might be the fact that my computer dosnt have the correct codec, could this be it and if so whats the best way to go about finding what codec i need and downloading it ???

any help would be much appriciated

thanks

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themorgan
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
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in reply to star striker:

i thought it might be the fact that my computer dosnt have the correct codec, could this be it

Yes.

if so whats the best way to go about finding what codec i need and downloading it ???

Install MediaInfo or Gspot, which will tell you what codec is in use, or just go ahead and get the K-Lite codec pack (or similar), and that'll probably make it work.

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tarlen
From: Cactuslab
Since: Mar 2011
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in reply to themorgan:

If it plays in Media Player, then the computer has the right codec.

If it doesn't play in Vegas, then Vegas doesn't have the codec and isn't using the Windows codec. I suspect installing new codecs for Windows won't help the problem if Vegas isn't using them.

I would grab VirtualDub (or Handbrake or similar) and re-encode the file to a format Vegas will understand.

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star striker
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 132

Thanks for your feedback

I forgot to say at the begining that i tried to open it in Movie Maker for a bit of a laugh and it didnt work.

Then i downloaded the K-Lite Codec pack, it still wont work in Vegas but it does in Movie Maker (dont know why this is the case) it looks pretty good so at least i have somthing but i still want to try and get it into Vegas.

Will try the VirtualDub thing

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star striker
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 132

The handbreak converter programe got the files down into the time line, and its working in vegas now.

the movie maker and vegas version both look good so i will just show them both and let them decide.

thanks for the help guys

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tarlen
From: Cactuslab
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 258

in reply to star striker:

Then i downloaded the K-Lite Codec pack, it still wont work in Vegas but it does in Movie Maker (dont know why this is the case) it looks pretty good so at least i have somthing but i still want to try and get it into Vegas.

Because Movie Maker uses the Windows codecs, though I would have thought it would work on Movie Maker if it worked in Media Player - weirdness.

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Since: Apr 2011
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I don't know about others experience, but K-lite really screwed up my computer by replacing some of the good working codecs. I would only install it if you were building your system from scratch. ie a reformat.

Google 'K-lite good or bad', and you can judge for yourselves.

or read this: http://www.howtogeek.com/wiki/Why_Codec_Packs_Are_Bad

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star striker
Since: Apr 2011
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well i handed in two copies to them and they are happy with it, so im done now.

would it be best that i delete it now ???

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layzworm
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
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yes delete k-lite it is buggy at best

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growingpeter
Since: Feb 2013
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AVI is a multimedia container format which may carry audio/visual data inside in virtually any compression scheme, including Full Frame (Uncompressed), Intel Real Time (Indeo), Cinepak, Motion JPEG, Editable MPEG, VDOWave, ClearVideo / RealVideo, QPEG, and MPEG-4 Video. However, Sony Vegas can only work with AVI which is in Motion JPEG scheme or in DV codec.

If your avi is in other codec, sony vegas will refuse to edit it

In order to successfully import, open and edit all kinds of AVI in Sony Vegas, we had better convert it to Vegas more friendly video format like DV.

Step by step guide on how to solve sony vegas can't import avi issue at http://www.bigasoft.com/articles/easy-solve-sony-vegas-avi-no-video-problem.html

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treefrog
From: Dunedin, Otago
Since: Apr 2011
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Handbrake.

Best option, its loves Vegas, its free with great options.

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