I am trying to import AVI's into a Project as Assets but Premiere Pro 1.5 wont do it properly.

The AVI's end up showing up in the project folder and Asset window but I cant add them to the timeline without Premiere Pro freezing or crashing.

And every time I try and add the AVI's to the timeline a new copy of this video is added to my project. As you can imagine this is chewing away my HDD space.

These AVI's where transcoded to Pal by Nero and as part of the transcoding process split a single AVI into two movies one which is over 1gig and the other 300Mb as Premiere would not recognize them in their native AVI format.