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    Default Importing a DVD rip Avi file...

    I have adobe premiere CS4 and have a random DVD movie on my hard drive. When i import the file into adobe premiere for editing it dosent give me an audio track, just video. When i play the file back in premiere there is no sound and the framerate is all wrong.

    The movie plays fine in VLC.

    Any idea how to get it working in premiere?.


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    Default was your AVI format compressed?

    As far as I know, Adobe can only support editing original AVI format that didn't be compressed. You can find a format converter that can convert to pure AVI format and try again. I am not sure if this will work. Hope you can solve your problem as soon as possible

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    As a work-around, you could try stripping the Audio from the file into a separate .wav file ( using something like Audacity or VLC or Handbrake ) and then import that into your project.

    Might work. Might not.

    You may have trouble getting the audio to match up, but if it works your sorted
    Blue Skies

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    Do you know of any programs that can convert to pure AVI form?.


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    Yeah, that's kind of a funny question really. AVI is a container format. Basically, all video is compressed using some type of codec. That compressed video is then wrapped in a container i.e. .avi .mp4 .ogg .mkv etc......
    A "pure" avi i guess would be something that is highly compatible with Microsoft. There are a number of great programs out there that will do what your asking for and im sure there are lots of people on these forums that can sugest a good ( and free ) converter for you.

    Personally, ( as i have a Linux back ground ) i would use MEncoder. But this can be tricky to set up the all of the fancy codecs.
    VLC/ Handbrake should work fine on Mac or Microsoft. I would reccomend using an Xvid ( as oposed to DivX ) codec as Xvid is open source and highly compatible. Then you can wrap this in a avi container.

    Here's some info on AVI:
    [ame=""]Audio Video Interleave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    If you are chasing quality, i would recommend encoding in H.264 wrapped in an mp4 container. H.264 is where all the current development is being focussed and this is likely to be more future compatible. i.e. Blu-ray/ Quicktime/ Youtube, just to name a few, are all supporting H.264 development.

    Hope that clears things up a tad

    *If anyone out there can see a floor in my madness, please post
    Blue Skies

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    Default why not try to convert to another format?

    Quote Originally Posted by revan View Post
    Do you know of any programs that can convert to pure AVI form?.
    You can convert your file to uncompressed AVI with virtualdub.
    Launch Virtualdub
    Select under Video->Fast recompress
    Select also under Audio->Full processing
    Select Video->Compression(Here you select "uncompressed")
    Select Audio->Compression(Here you select on compression)
    And last hit File->Save AVI
    PS: to finish your task maybe you also need some virtualdub tool. For example, if your source is MPEG2,you must use Virtualdub-MPEG2

    But do you really want to convert to uncompressed AVI format? I don't know exactly how much space this will require, but I thought it was really really really a lot of space(about 300mb/sec or so!).

    Why dot try to convert your video to another format Adobe supported.

    Following I listed the video and animation file formats Adobe supported:

    • 3GP, 3G2 (QuickTime movie)
    • ASF (Netshow, Windows only)
    • AVI (DV-AVI, Microsoft AVI Type 1 and Type 2)
    • DLX (Sony VDU File Format Importer, Windows only)
    • DV (DV Stream, a QuickTime format)
    • FLV/F4V
    • GIF (Animated GIF)
    • M1V (MPEG-1 Video File)
    • M2T (Sony HDV)
    • M2TS (Blu-ray BDAV MPEG-2 Transport Stream, AVCHD)
    • M4V (MPEG-4 Video File)
    • MOV (QuickTime Movie; in Windows, requires QuickTime player)
    • MP4 (QuickTime Movie, XDCAM EX)
    • MPEG, MPE, MPG (MPEG-1, MPEG-2), M2V (DVD-compliant MPEG-2)
    • MTS (AVCHD)
    • MXF (Media eXchange Format; Avid, Panasonic DV, Panasonic P2, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, Sony XDCAM HD.)
    • SWF (Shockwave Flash object)
    • VOB (MPEG Movie)
    • WMV (Windows Media Video, Windows only)

    When I met the format that Adobe can't support, I usually convert it to WMV which Adobe can support. If you agree with me you can see this AVI to WMV conversion guide: AVI to WMV converter, how to convert AVI to WMV video Vista Supported

    Hope your problem be solved.

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