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    hi, im using sony vegas and for some reason when i want to import some video files it only reads it as a sound with no image.

    I heard that i only need codecs to read them properly, but my question is, how do you use these famous codecs? you download them on your comp. and thats it??


    thanks for helping me

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    Yes - search for the codec you want, download, install. Job done.

    There are codec packs, nemo is often used, these install a 100 or so codecs. Sounds good but some systems develope problems with all these codecs.

    I think it is best only to install those you need.

    Having said that i installed the nimo pack and all seems well for me.

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    okay, but how do i know wich ones i need?

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    ha - I am no teccy expert when it comes to computers, but if some media wont show on the timeline then you need that codec.

    Next you need to 'sniff' the media file to see what codecs it is using; install and use a free and excellent little app called 'g spot'. That will tell you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark W View Post
    ha - I am no teccy expert when it comes to computers, but if some media wont show on the timeline then you need that codec.

    Next you need to 'sniff' the media file to see what codecs it is using; install and use a free and excellent little app called 'g spot'. That will tell you.

    Its most likely the "directshow" codec. Vegas is not compatible with it due to stability issues, its a pretty flaky codec. Try to convert it in virtualdub and it should work.
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