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    Default Can't Open File for Editing or Transcoding

    I have a video file that Windows tells me is an avi/mpeg4 type.

    When I try to open this file in Media Player or ULead Video Studio (Versions 6, 9 or 10Plus) or Adobe Premiere (Version 5.0 and 6.0) or Pinnacle Version 9 I get either a solid gray or solid green screen while the audio plays okay.

    My son (the family computer genius) thinks it is a CODEC problem and suggested I download a free viewer called V.L.C. He was correct in that VLC will play this file perfectly but there is no apparent utility in the VLC user interface that will allow me to do anything but view the file and I want to be able to transcode it to a different format.

    Can anyone explain what I might need to do to be able to open this file in an application that will allow me to transcode it to a format compatible with creation of a standard DVD so I can view it via standard component dvd players?

    Any and all suggestions very much appreciated by this new member and first time poster.
    Thank You EDITED TO ADD that the resolution of this file is 480X352 which doesn't seem to match up with any of the available NTSC or PAL sizes availalble in my various editing applications.
    Jim
    Last edited by imjay; 12-09-2007 at 07:07 PM.

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