Complete name : C:\Users\John\Desktop\maskedshooters-04212017-200915.avi Format : AVI Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave File size : 143 MiB Duration : 1 min 14 s Overall bit rate : 16.1 Mb/s
Video ID : 0 Format : mp4v Codec ID : mp4v Duration : 1 min 14 s Bit rate : 14.7 Mb/s Width : 1 280 pixels Height : 720 pixels Display aspect ratio : 16:9 Frame rate : 30.000 FPS Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.532 Stream size : 131 MiB (91%)
Audio ID : 1 Format : PCM Format settings, Endianness : Little Format settings, Sign : Signed Codec ID : 1 Duration : 1 min 14 s Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 1 411.2 kb/s Channel(s) : 2 channels Sampling rate : 44.1 kHz Bit depth : 16 bits Stream size : 12.5 MiB (9%) Alignment : Aligned on interleaves Interleave, duration : 993 ms (29.80 video frames)
How did you record it?
Stop doing it that way if you want to edit in a NLE. You're causing yourself a lot of trouble for nothing.
If you need to use those particular files, Handbrake or VideoReDo TV Suite will encode them into .mp4 that Vegas will accept. You will end up with avc and aac in a mp4 wrapper. Both will re-encode the file. I haven't found a way to losslessly re-wrap it.
How do I open avi files in Vegas Pro 14 ? It seems that it's not working. I should have codec for avi files since i can open them with bsplayer and vlc.
After reading your post, I did a quick test and tried to open an old AVI file in VP 14. I ran into an error. So I tried it in VP 12. It opened.
After tinkering with settings I got it open in VP 14 by changing a choice on the Audio Device tab and changed the setting to Microsoft Sound Mapper and the error went away, and allowed me add the AVI file to the timeline
Audio played; but no video. Just black.
I don’t want to re-wrap my AVI file into mp4. So, If you happen to figure it out please post the solution.
Thanks for dropping by. If you have a troublesome AVI, start a new thread, post your Mediainfo report or upload a sample to a cloud share and someone will help you. Don't delude yourself into thinking that your file with an .avi extension is in any way similar to the sample posted earlier in this thread.
I'm always running into ".avi's" that won't play with Vegas 11,12,13. Usually it's from a "Screen-Capture" program. They play on the Desktop fine, they play in Adobe CS6 Premier, 2017 Hitfilm but never in Vegas.
The AVI container was designed to hold intra-frame codecs like DV, M-JPEG, etc. The MPEG container was designed to hold inter-frame codecs like MPEG2. Then MPEG4 came around and before there was a standard, companies like DivX start placing the inter-frame MPEG4 codec into an AVI container and it caused a lot of problems. Vegas Pro never handled DivX correctly because it wasn't expecting MPEG4 codec in an AVI wrapper. But software still continues to do it today and Vegas Pro still continues to choke on it because it's non-standard.
If you want to record AVC/H.264 MPEG4 video, you need to place it in an proper MP4 container. Otherwise you are in for a lot of problems.
I import my 1080p AVI files as Motion-JPEGs which is lossless (or can be Uncompressed but I see no difference) and these AVIs work flawlessly in Vegas 14. I render my projects out as Mp4s and keep my GPU on at all times. The rendering is faster than real time (a 30 minute film takes about 20 minutes to render) and these files have always been accepted under very stringent TV and theatrical house requirements. Most of my clients or collaborators like to receive from me Mp4 files for QT use and have never complained.
I just did an ancient DV Tape captured within VP14 and got both Video and Audio. MediaInfo log:
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave Commercial name : DV File size : 18.7 MiB Duration : 5 s 120 ms Overall bit rate mode : Constant Overall bit rate : 30.6 Mb/s Recorded date : 2006-02-20 22:19:40.000
Video ID : 0 Format : DV Codec ID : dvsd Codec ID/Hint : Sony Duration : 5 s 120 ms Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 24.4 Mb/s Encoded bit rate : 28.8 Mb/s Width : 720 pixels Height : 576 pixels Display aspect ratio : 16:9 Frame rate mode : Constant Frame rate : 25.000 FPS Standard : PAL Color space : YUV Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0 Bit depth : 8 bits Scan type : Interlaced Scan order : Bottom Field First Compression mode : Lossy Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 2.357 Time code of first frame : 00:01:47:13 Time code source : Subcode time code Stream size : 17.6 MiB (94%) Encoding settings : wb mode= / white balance= / fcm=auto focus
Audio ID : 1 Format : PCM Format settings, Endianness : Little Format settings, Sign : Signed Codec ID : 1 Duration : 5 s 120 ms Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 1 536 kb/s Channel(s) : 2 channels Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz Bit depth : 16 bits Stream size : 960 KiB (5%) Alignment : Aligned on interleaves Interleave, duration : 269 ms (6.74 video frames) Interleave, preload duration : 280 ms
Your sample file opens fine for me in VP14, with normal audio. Here is the MediaInfo report:
Complete name : E:\0-others-media\flyveøvelseconnection exercise Test 5-Segment 1.avi
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
Commercial name : DV
File size : 47.2 MiB
Duration : 13 s 46 ms
Overall bit rate mode : Constant
Overall bit rate : 30.3 Mb/s
Writing application : Lavf56.15.102
ID : 0
Format : DV
Codec ID : dvsd
Codec ID/Hint : Sony
Duration : 13 s 46 ms
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 24.4 Mb/s
Encoded bit rate : 28.8 Mb/s
Width : 720 pixels
Height : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 3:2
Original display aspect ratio : 4:3
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 29.970 (30000/1001) FPS
Original frame rate : 29.970 (29970/1000) FPS
Standard : NTSC
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:1:1
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Original scan type : Interlaced
Original scan order : Bottom Field First
Compression mode : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 2.357
Stream size : 44.7 MiB (95%)
ID : 1
Format : PCM
Format settings, Endianness : Little
Format settings, Sign : Signed
Codec ID : 1
Duration : 13 s 3 ms
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 1 536 kb/s
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Stream size : 2.38 MiB (5%)
Alignment : Aligned on interleaves
Interleave, duration : 12 ms (0.35 video frame)
Do you have any codec packs like K-Lite installed, or ffdshow?
Try resetting VP14 to default settings. If that doesn't help then a clean reinstall (see section 18 of this). Unfortunately there are no instructions yet for doing that for VP14, but the old Sony instructions can be adapted.
If that fails then try working through the whole of that latter thread.
I haven't heard of another case like yours, so it seems to be something specific to your machine.