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cannot import video files into premiere pro from a google drive folder

New Here ,
Dec 16, 2022 Dec 16, 2022

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When I try to import files from a google drive deskop folder I get an error: The file has an unsupported compression type. When I move the file to the deskop folder(local folder) the import goes smooth. 

The folder I try to import from has been set to available offline so that means they should now also be local files, but the error still shows.
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Dec 16, 2022 Dec 16, 2022

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 When I move the file to the deskop folder(local folder) the import goes smooth.


By @geiro

 

That is the best way to go.

Google Drive is grand for backups etc, but not for editing.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 16, 2022 Dec 16, 2022

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Ann is correct. With Google Drive you are at the mercy of the maximum sustainable throughput of your Internet connection. In most cases, that is less than a few MB/s (megabytes per second)! And your Internet connection is in megabits per second, not megabytes per second - and there are eight megabits in one megabyte. That's too slow for most 4k footage, especially if that footage has to be decompressed on the fly like most NLE programs do.

 

And yes, even the absolute slowest 5400 RPM spinning hard drive has far greater sustainable transfer speeds than any Internet connection.

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Thanks for feedback. As I said, I set the folder to be available offline. That means the files within that folder are actually on my disk or else you would not have access to them without internet connection. So what could be the hiccup then? 

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