Adobe Premiere Pro Cannot Link Familiar File with 2/1 Audio Channels

Community Beginner ,
Mar 28, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi there. I'm re-editing a video project in Adobe Premiere Pro that I haven't touched since 2018. Premiere has undergone some updates since then.

All my files are exactly where and how I left them, on this project has its own secure external drive.

However, two of my video files will not load correctly.

When I open the project, it says for each of these two video files, "The selected file cannot be linked because it has 1 audio channel(s) and the clip was created with 2 audio channel(s) with a different channel type."

Screen Shot 2020-03-28 at 12.14.42 PM.png

Please help me. I have no idea why it's doing this or how to fix it. Every file is the same as it was before.

 

[To find a forum for your program please start at https://community.adobe.com/]
[Moving from generic Start/Help forum to the specific Program forum... Mod]

TOPICS
Creative Cloud, File sync

Views

1.1K

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more

Adobe Premiere Pro Cannot Link Familiar File with 2/1 Audio Channels

Community Beginner ,
Mar 28, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi there. I'm re-editing a video project in Adobe Premiere Pro that I haven't touched since 2018. Premiere has undergone some updates since then.

All my files are exactly where and how I left them, on this project has its own secure external drive.

However, two of my video files will not load correctly.

When I open the project, it says for each of these two video files, "The selected file cannot be linked because it has 1 audio channel(s) and the clip was created with 2 audio channel(s) with a different channel type."

Screen Shot 2020-03-28 at 12.14.42 PM.png

Please help me. I have no idea why it's doing this or how to fix it. Every file is the same as it was before.

 

[To find a forum for your program please start at https://community.adobe.com/]
[Moving from generic Start/Help forum to the specific Program forum... Mod]

TOPICS
Creative Cloud, File sync

Views

1.1K

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Mar 28, 2020 0
Advocate ,
Mar 28, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I know this isnt a perfect answer, but if it's only 2 clips, can you manually re-import them (not relink, just important the current versions you have as though they were new clips) and then just manually swap out the two clips in the timeline?

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Mar 28, 2020 0
Community Beginner ,
Apr 05, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Yeah unfortunately, that's the only solution I've come up with, as well. The problem with that is I can't see exactly which parts of those video files I cut. I have a rough idea, but it won't be the same.

It's frustrating that Adobe would release an update that makes their own files unusable, and not bother to fix or even directly address the issue.

I appreciate the help, though.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Apr 05, 2020 0
Community Beginner ,
Jun 12, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Any more insights into this, as I have hundreds of clips like that?  I am in a major stress over this issue - I basically consolidated the project onto another hard drive that I need to give away for further editing, but now I keep getting the same message and have no clue how to relink the proxy media.  

I even tried to force relinking to the original, 4K media, but the same message appears.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Jun 12, 2020 0
New Here ,
Nov 05, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I had the same problem and I had the project on an external hard drive. The problem with relinking proxies was that premiere learnt the path of the project was on H: drive. After some days I opened it again, but with different letter drive (L:), and that was the problem even it was the same external hard drive! So the solution is just to change the letter of the hard drive to the original one (in my case it was H:). There are several tutorials on youtube how to do it.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Nov 05, 2020 0