I am no wiz when it comes to technology, so bear with me.
I brought home some .mov clips, and decided they needed to be converted in order to watch in Windows and edit in Sony Vegas. I converted them to several different formats using iWisoft Video Converter, including .mp4, .avi, .wmv, and .mpg.
Somewhere in all of this, my old .avi clips stopped working properly. They had always worked fine before, but now only show audio, no video. I wasn't checking every step of the way, but the first time I noticed was after I converted the .mov clips to .mp4 and trying to open that in Vegas. The .mp4 clips wouldn't open, which I found odd. Then I found out my old .avi clips were only showing the audio.
As far as my other conversions from the .mov clips, .avi opens the same way as my old .avi files, only audio. .wmv and .mpg open video and audio, just loss of quality.
At this point my biggest thing is getting all of my old .avi clips to work the way they once did. I have no idea what in this process caused the change, and if it can be reversed or if I need to move forward with something else.
I have become really frustrated over the last few weeks trying to figure this out myself. I'm really not in favor of converting all of my old clips. That would be a ton of work for .avi clips that I know worked just fine before. I'm also not fond of the idea of downloading codecs. Not only for the virus risk, but because both my old and new .avi clips can play fine outside of Sony Vegas. I get video and audio when playing either clips in Windows Media Player. Any topic I find on this in general, those are the most popular answers.
But like I said I'm no expert, and would really appreciate anyone who can even point me in a direction, because I am totally lost. I screwed something up with adding and converting the .mov clips, but it doesn't feel like it should be so hard to get at least my old clips back. Please help me find the missing puzzle piece!