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  1. Member empressofbees's Avatar
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    I purchased the Vegas Movie Studio HD 9.0 to make some fan videos and fun little things for youtube. Most of the files on my harddrive are .avi files and when I try to import them the audio doesn't show up. It says "stream attributes could not be determined". I've tried looking through the forums here to try and find my answer, but I have to be honest when I say that I really don't know what I'm doing.

    I understand that Vegas and other such programs are meant to work with files that haven't already been supercompressed and what not and that the files I have are mostly end-product files, but is there a way to get this to work?

    I'm really, really new with all of this and I'm not very familiar with video editing or Vegas, so please be patient with me!
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    First answer is mediainfo ... always the first thing to use when you run into these issues.

    Second depends on what mediainfo reports will determine next step ... in general programs such as virtualdub or avidemux could be used to convert audio to mp3 / wav and video set to direct stream copy ... save as new avi ... now import into vegas.

    Looking for answers related to "stream attributes could not be determined" will eventually provide results but takes more time than its worth considering the number of applications this error can occur. Thou I do suspect the vegas help file has a short description explaining this problem but then suggests re-encoding the problem stream to a type supported by vegas ... which then sends users nuts looking for another product to go from point a to point b ... work, work, work.

    And welcome to the forum empressofbees
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    Thanks for the welcome and the quick reply!

    I downloaded mediainfo, but I'm not sure which view has the information needed. I'm going with "text" because it seems a good bet.

    Complete name : C:\Users\Heather\Videos\TV\Sherlock\2x03 - The Reichenbach Fall.avi
    Format : AVI
    Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
    File size : 700 MiB
    Duration : 1h 28mn
    Overall bit rate mode : Variable
    Overall bit rate : 1 109 Kbps
    Writing application : transcode-1.1.5

    ID : 0
    Format : MPEG-4 Visual
    Format profile : Advanced Simple@L5
    Format settings, BVOP : 2
    Format settings, QPel : No
    Format settings, GMC : No warppoints
    Format settings, Matrix : Default (H.263)
    Codec ID : XVID
    Codec ID/Hint : XviD
    Duration : 1h 28mn
    Bit rate : 966 Kbps
    Width : 624 pixels
    Height : 352 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 16:9
    Frame rate : 25.000 fps
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Progressive
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.176
    Stream size : 611 MiB (87%)
    Writing library : XviD 1.2.1 (UTC 2008-12-04)

    ID : 1
    Format : MPEG Audio
    Format version : Version 1
    Format profile : Layer 3
    Mode : Joint stereo
    Mode extension : MS Stereo
    Codec ID : 55
    Codec ID/Hint : MP3
    Duration : 1h 28mn
    Bit rate mode : Variable
    Bit rate : 192 Kbps
    Channel(s) : 2 channels
    Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Stream size : 81.7 MiB (12%)
    Alignment : Aligned on interleaves
    Interleave, duration : 24 ms (0.60 video frame)
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