I am having an unholy heck of a problem using MPEG2 files in Adobe Premier 6! I have been given DVDs with video material I need to edit. I managed to translate the VOB files into MPEG2 files. The MPEG2 files play perfectly with Windows Media Player, etc. I am able to load the MPEG2 files into Premier 6 and then place them in the timeline. However, I'm completely unable to play these files in Premier. And when I try to render them into a different format, it always ends up looking jerky with frequent pauses or jumping back several frames.
I've tried a couple of MPEG2 CODECs and it seemed to make differences. So I think it might have something to do with the MPEG2 CODEC. Does this problem seem familiar to anyone? Is there a MPEG2 CODEC that I need?
It doesn't make sense that I can author DVDs with Premier but I can't load, edit, or translate these MPEG2 files. What is going wrong?
I have been at this for more than a week.