I posted this thread (https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/331977-avi-files-that-won-t-work-correctly!) in the newbie-forum and got some help. Ended up redirecting me here though.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Thanks for the tip, didn't work though. Nothing changed.
Might you have any short clip you can upload so we can try a few tools on our own? Then, if we find an answer, we can announce it here. I can run through twenty different apps in the time it takes to compose a few suggestions here.
I wish! :/ I have 6 clips, and they are all 1hour/35GB each.
Anyone else got a suggestion? I'm getting desperate here. :/
I just took a look at the original thread you linked in your first message. Have you installed Apple's MPEG2 codec? It looks like your footage is MPEG2 and that may be the issue. EyeTV records in MPEG2 so, if you have that app, try to open the footage there (if you don't have Apple's MPEG2 codec).
Try using ffmpegx. Drag/drop one of the files onto ffmpegx's open window and see if you can transcode it
to .DV stream. IF it is successful, you then have a mac compatible file you can edit with in
iMovie, FCE, or FCP. If not ffmpegx, then try Visualhub, which works on ffmepg backend.
if this isn't successful, the only way we can be of further help is to get
a copy of one of the offending files to work with.
I would try somehow to get one of the smallest of the problem files uploaded
to megaupload.com or somewhere you can share large files.
Barring that, we won't be able to help.
In the future, try to remember that FCP loves DV Stream files,
and had you recorded to that format in Adobe Premiere while on the "set",
you wouldn't be having the cross platform problems you are having now.
Premiere= .avi files
FCP /FCE/iMovie = DV Stream files
You only recourse may be to take the files back to the "set", use their setup with Adobe PRemiere,
and edit there. OR, take the files back to the set, use their Premiere setup, and re-export the files
out as DV Stream files. ( in premiere DV-AVI)."Everyone has to learn, so that they can one day teach."
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