First off, I have Sony Vegas Pro 12, Windows 7 (64 bit), and my Computer is a Gateway. Just to get all that out of the way.
So recently I downloaded some videos from Kick*ss Torrents. Here is one of the specific torrents that I downloaded: http://kat.ph/the-walking-dead-the-c...-t6659045.html I download tv shows, movies, etc. primarily to make music videos out of them with Sony Vegas. The problem is that none of the videos I've got from torrents from this site work on Sony Vegas. Whenever I try to open one of the files, a window pops up telling me about some kind of codec error. It gives me the options of "OK" and "details". If I click "details", it just give me the location of the file.
I'm pretty sure the videos are AVI, and SV is suppose to support AVI, but it doesn't work. I've tried converting the videos to different formats and they still don't work. Mind you, I don't have a very advanced video converter (YTD Video Downloader is what I use).
So, basically my question is: how to I find out exactly why the videos aren't working, and how do I fix this codec problem. Please understand, I know next to nothing about codecs, so make any responses easy enough for an idiot to understand.
Thanks for any responses. I appreciate it.