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  1. Hello to all! I have Adobe Premiere Elements 12 and when I add an mp4 video to timeline it works fine. The problem is when I add an avi file I get this message :This type of file is not supported, or the required codec is not installed. Can anyone help me or is there a codec that I need? I would greatly appreciate your help.
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    Use mediainfo or gspot to identify the codec used in the AVI. You may need to install it
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  3. I just used gspot and opened the file and it tells me codecs are installed. It still won't import in adobe premiere elements
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    what does it say specifically ?

    You need 64bit codecs for 64bit programs , 32bit codecs for 32bit programs (e.g. if Elements was 64bit you would need a 64bit version of that codec)
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  5. This is the message that i get in adobe premiere elements This type of file is not supported, or the required codec is not installed
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    I meant gspot . What kind of AVI is it ? What is the video compression ?

    Use mediainfo (view=>text) on the AVI, copy & paste the text back here
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    Complete name : C:\Users\WJL\Documents\BitLord\Homefront.2013.HDRi p.XviD.MP3-RARBG\Homefront.2013.HDRip.XviD.MP3-RARBG.avi
    Format : AVI
    Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
    Format profile : OpenDML
    File size : 1.05 GiB
    Duration : 1h 35mn
    Overall bit rate : 1 573 Kbps
    Movie name : Downloaded from RARBG.COM
    Writing application : Lavf55.22.103
    Comment : Downloaded from RARBG.COM

    Video
    ID : 0
    Format : xvid
    Codec ID : xvid
    Duration : 1h 35mn
    Bit rate : 1 300 Kbps
    Width : 720 pixels
    Height : 400 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 16:9
    Frame rate : 25.000 fps
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.181
    Stream size : 891 MiB (83%)

    Audio
    ID : 1
    Format : MPEG Audio
    Format version : Version 1
    Format profile : Layer 3
    Mode : Joint stereo
    Codec ID : 55
    Codec ID/Hint : MP3
    Duration : 1h 35mn
    Bit rate mode : Constant
    Bit rate : 256 Kbps
    Channel(s) : 2 channels
    Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Stream size : 176 MiB (16%)
    Alignment : Aligned on interleaves
    Interleave, duration : 24 ms (0.60 video frame)
    Writing library : LAME3.99.5UUUU
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    If your elements is the 64bit version , you need to install the 64bit version of xvid
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  9. Where can I find the 64 bit version?
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  10. How would I install it or do I just extract it?
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    Extract, right click xvid.inf , select install
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  12. I did and still the same problem with importing the file
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    Did you close & restart elements before trying to reimport the AVI ?

    You can try re-wrapping it in vdub or avidemux (direct stream copy) . Sometimes some programs don't like certain versions of AVI wrappers

    Otherwise you probably have to re-encode it to something Elements understands
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  14. yes i did and still same problem
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    I would try re-wrapping it in vdub

    open the avi, video=>direct stream copy , audio=>direct stream copy , file=>save as avi . It will save a copy of the file, try opening that new version in elements

    Otherwise you can try re-encoding it to something else
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  16. Tried vdub same thing same error
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    You can try uncompressed video & audio , but the filesizes will be large (in vdub instead of video=>direct stream copy, set it to "fast recompress", then video=> compression and select one, adjust the settings) . Same with audio , audio=> full processing mode. I would leave it uncompressed

    For video compression something like cineform (go pro cineform studio is the free version), is high quality and should be compatible with most windows programs . It will be accessible in vdub once you install it. It will still be several times larger than your original
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  18. Ok I will try that and how about avidemux will that help?
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