Error Message Importing a WMV file

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Jul 20, 2019

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HI All,

I am getting an error while trying to import a .wmv file.

The message says: The file cannot be opened because of a header error

Does anyone know exactly what this means and a possible solution?

Thanks in advance!

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File is corrupted

See if https://handbrake.fr/ open source transcoder/converter will read the file, and output a new file

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Error Message Importing a WMV file

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Jul 20, 2019

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HI All,

I am getting an error while trying to import a .wmv file.

The message says: The file cannot be opened because of a header error

Does anyone know exactly what this means and a possible solution?

Thanks in advance!

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Correct answer by John T Smith | Most Valuable Participant

File is corrupted

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File is corrupted

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John,

Handbrake option worked! Thank you for suggesting that. I really appreciate it!

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Jul 21, 2019

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Glad it worked... file corruption issues can be hard to fix

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Same here. But if I click and drag the file in to the project panel, the sound is cut out?

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I was having the same issue, changed file type to AVI from WMV and it worked perfectly.  Just the same as some who had issues with jpegs changed to bmp's

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