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Old December 29th, 2012, 05:28 PM   #1
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Stumped as to why I cannot drop avi file onto video track?

Hi everyone:

I have a file question. I'm a little surprised in I thought Vegas Pro 12 can open all video file formats? Kinda bummed in I thought one of the selling points was it could open all formats.

Was working on some edits, and as I was trying to pull a video clip in avi form,I received the following message "None of the file dropped on Vegas Pro could be opened".

Hopefully the jpeg image is down below that you can see.

Worse case scenario know I can reformat it, but if it's something I'm doing wrong, please let me know what I just have to do to be able to drop this file on the video tracks.


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Old December 29th, 2012, 08:25 PM   #2
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Re: Stumped as to why I cannot drop avi file onto video track?

I work extensively and only with AVI files and I assure you Vegas works exceedingly well with these and can be dragged onto my timeline directly from the Windows browser if I so choose. Mine are graphics software generated, uncompressed MJPEGs contained within MSV or SM Player files, or several other player files I happen to like at the moment. For anyone of the more knowledgeable people here you should specify which codec you used to create your AVIs and what is their source.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 09:53 PM   #3
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Re: Stumped as to why I cannot drop avi file onto video track?

Robert, download the free media interrogator G-Spot and the other one MediaInfo, let them analyse what you've got inside that AVI and bring it back here. Also take note of the report they give as to if you have or are missing the CODECs required to read the Media.

Surprised? Don't be. Vegas is truly awesome at allowing us to get at an amazing amount of stuff. Be surprised at just what it can do! I too have had media Vegas baulk at, but once I've used G-Spot or MediInfo it became obvious what I needed to do.

An AVI is only a container. It's what inside that's important to Vegas.

Get your research back here.

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Old January 2nd, 2013, 03:08 PM   #4
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Re: Stumped as to why I cannot drop avi file onto video track?

Happy Holidays Graham.

Thanks for the tip, is there a link you can send me. I'm having trouble finding it when I did a google search for the two that you listed.

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Old January 2nd, 2013, 05:21 PM   #5
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Here go
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 03:28 AM   #6
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Thnx Gerald - you're a Gent! - I hadn't subscribed . . .

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