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Feb 06, 2019

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Please help me to import videofile with such parameters. The codec pack K-light is installed, but it still does not work. I do not understand why the file is not imported, files with h265 and pcm codecs can be imported singly.

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Never install a codec pack, can mess up your system codecs.

Premiere does not support avi with 264, so guessing 265 is also not supported.

Need to convert before bringing it into Pr.

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Can't import .avi anyway

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Please help me to import videofile with such parameters. The codec pack K-light is installed, but it still does not work. I do not understand why the file is not imported, files with h265 and pcm codecs can be imported singly.

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Correct answer by Ann Bens | Adobe Community Professional

Never install a codec pack, can mess up your system codecs.

Premiere does not support avi with 264, so guessing 265 is also not supported.

Need to convert before bringing it into Pr.

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Can you play the AVI outside of Premiere? Where did the AVI come from (what created it)?

Videos may not import and display properly in Premiere if they have employ a particular CODEC (compression) that is not available in Premiere so it is unable to interpret the video.

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Thanx for your answer

Yes, this video can be played in VLC media player. I recieved this video from business partner.

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Never install a codec pack, can mess up your system codecs.

Premiere does not support avi with 264, so guessing 265 is also not supported.

Need to convert before bringing it into Pr.

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Thank you for the answer.

I installed a codec pack just because of despair.

It's a pity that I can do nothing with Premiere pro

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You can use Premiere if you convert the file first say with HandBrake.

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Thanx for the help

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I use Handbrake all of the time.  File sizes are significantly smaller without any noticeable quality loss.

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Michael, "smaller without any noticeable quality loss" ?    Smaller?  Of course, AVIs are converting to .mp4.  No noticeable quality loss?  That's quite a subjective claim.  My first 6 conversions using handbrake don't show lossless results at all.  I have seen significant enough quality loss and that's before I bring it into Premiere and let it knock down the quality again.  Maybe the content of your videos doesn't demand detailed video.

I've been exporting video animations from 2018 Revit which exports uncompressed AVI files.  There have detailed objects, lines, edges, materials, and even masses of points in these videos.  These were never a problem in years past.  They are definitely a problem for Premiere Pro and AME now.   Why should I need handbrake when I have Adobe Media Encoder and Premiere semi-pro?  I'm saddened by this development.  If I could install a version of Premiere from years ago there would be no trouble. Why have they created a new problem for us?  Now I need to start trialing other video software to see who still gets the job done.  Meanwhile I have to figure out better settings to choose in Handbrake to continue getting my own job done in a passable way.  This is less a rant to the "adobe folks who don't frequent here", and more a suggestion to everyone here that maybe it is time we drop this video software completely so they understand what they've been doing to our days.  It's not like we are acting like spoiled children about these things.  These are products we pay for that once worked, and yet no longer work well because of what they have chosen to do - or not do.  They should be listening when these things create major problems and move to correct, not ignore and have others suggest other video programs to work around them.

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You can set Handbrake to lossless (placebo) in the settings.

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Thank you Ann.  I did find the slider settings and your suggestion helps confirm the oddly named Placebo choice for best quality/slowest conversion.  So yes we can get a decent .mp4 from it if you aren't concerned with the file size of your base video and I am not.  I did find it a little harder to get as small of a final .mp4 output from AME using that as a base.  I may need to trial and error that a little more.  I still find it ridiculous we need to get a third video app just to transcode an uncompressed AVI.

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"Import failure:  The source file appears to be corrupted.  Please check that it is a valid file."

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"hold my beer for 30 seconds"

What Premiere and AME should say is, "We forgot to program in the ability to recognize many AVI packaged videos you used to be able to import. You must be operating outside our tiny box of action cam video and for something other than social memes.  Go find another video application to do this for you and then please come back.  Until then, check out our new content aware fill feature.  Maybe you can fill your empty timeline using that."

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I used VLC Media Player to convert the .avi file to .mp4

Download, install, and open VLC Media Player app

Click File > Convert > New Window will appear

1. Add file

2. Choose profile

3. Choose Destination

4. Save

All done!

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