avi problems

Stebu wrote on 6/5/2011, 6:52 PM
I have V9 and have no problem importing .wmv / mov / veg etc as well as my film footage in avi format however, I have problems with some 'old' stock footage from Artbeats (came with Sonic Foundry Video Factory 2.0).

The original stock footage (I think) was all in Quick Time format. Somehow (it's a long time ago) some of the clips were 'converted' into "Video for Windows" files and at this point I cant import these 'AVI' clips onto my time line in V9.

Other clips from the Disk are (still) in .mov format and are no problem and as I said all my own film footage in in avi - so, my question is why cant I import the "Video for Windows" conversion that state to be avi as well - or better ... if possible and how do I convert these avis back to mov ?

I'm still not that savvy and do appreciate all your help. Thanks.


Eugenia wrote on 6/9/2011, 11:58 AM
Video for windows is not a codec, it's a collective name for Windows AVI APIs. And AVI is not a codec either, it's a container. You need to figure out which codec it was these files were converted and install that codec.
Stebu wrote on 6/10/2011, 7:49 AM
I certainly appreciate your advise but this is far beyond my understanding unless someone can guide me through this process.
Again, thanks for your help.
musicvid10 wrote on 6/10/2011, 8:10 AM
Download MediaInfo and post your file details here.
If you would like some basic information about codecs and wrappers, this will help:
Stebu wrote on 6/10/2011, 7:41 PM
musicvid - your posting from two years ago was exactly what I needed !
It is still a little over my head but thanks to your detailed discription I was able to understand the overall complexity a little better.
After dowloading MediaInfo and (my ususal) trial and error period I was able to "convert" the cvid clips back into a format/codecs tha my V9 accepts.
Thanks a lot. Your help is much appreciated.