Since Adobe released CC2020 (over 6 months, maybe more), I and my colleagues have issues with mpeg2 files in Premiere and After Effects (with the last release of AE, I can't even open an old project if it contains mpeg files inside).
Maybe it's due to the interlacement ? (We're a Local TV, in France, and broadcast here is still interlaced... So for many years, we used to export videos in HD 1080i - mpeg 2. Preset still exists in Media encoder and still works... But mpeg2 files from previous versions are completely unreadables.
Please someone can help us ?
Sorry for my english... I know it's not perfect, I'm doing my best ^^
Might not help you but I have just taken a 1080i 25 camera file into Premiere CS6, exported as Mpeg2 and re-imported into Premiere 14.8.0 (build 39) and Beta 15.0.0 (build 19) without any problems. This is on a Windows 10 machine. Could you Dropbox any of your faulty clips so we can have a look.
That was not the issue the OP reported.
What he is saying is that old projects containing mpeg-2 files will no longer open..this is totally different to importing an mpeg-2 file into a project.....
In fact the two issues are real. I can't open old project with mpeg2 files inside (only in After Effects), AND I can't import mpeg2 files in Premiere / After CC2020 / 2021
Thank you for your answer !
Here is a faulty clip : Faulty clip
And here is a screenshot of the error message showing up in Premiere when I attempt to import the file (sorry, it's a french version of Premiere):
So sorry - can you please translate this? My school French is not up to the task.....
That said, I will try to look at the file (downloading it now) but I cannot even install the current versions of CC apps, as I am still running Windows 7. I can analyze the file though - give me a few minutes?
It imports just fine into 12.1.2 version......but importing isn't the issue, is it? It's when you try to actually open an old project yes?
Sorry...just looked at MediaInfo.
The file seems to be a straight program stream (MPEG-PS), and seems to be just fine.
It is also supposed to be forwards compatible, so this is starting to look like a Premiere bug to me.
The message says "Frame substitution recursion attempt aborting after multiple attempts on file". Seems like Chinese to me, in both French and English 😉
But, as you say, it seems to be a Premiere bug... But I'm suprised nobody reported this bug before.
Are you on a Mac, please post comp. specs and OS build.
No, we all are on PC.
I'm on Windows 10 (with a Geforce GTX 1080)
Your file opens fine in Windows 10 CS6 and CC 2020. Importing the CS6 project with your faulty file into CC2020 also works fine.
Okay... but we all have the same issue here... That's not just me. Maybe a problem with the french translation of Premiere (don't know if it's possible...) ? Or Windows 10 ?...