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  1. Member KyleMadrid's Avatar
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    Hi all,

    I have an AVI file that I really want to import into Sony Vegas Pro 12, but it keeps rejecting it. I know I could just convert it to an mp4 and it will definitely open it, but I don't want to lose any quality because the file isn't in the best quality to begin with. Especially since I will have to render it after I'm finished editing it in Sony Vegas.

    I just think it's strange that Sony Vegas won't open it because when you go to import a file it has avi files listed as one of the supported formats.

    One idea I had is that I could convert the file to a lossless format (I don't care how big the resulting file size is) and then import it, but I don't know of any software that could do this. Anyone have any suggestions? And of course it would need to be a lossless format the Sony Vegas can open... But my preferred way of doing this is to just open the avi file if it is somehow possible...

    Here is the MediaInfo for the file

    Format : AVI
    Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
    File size : 1.34 GiB
    Duration : 1h 37mn
    Overall bit rate : 1 965 Kbps
    Writing library : TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Version. 4.7.4.299

    Video
    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)
    Muxing mode : Packed bitstream
    Codec ID : XVID
    Codec ID/Hint : XviD
    Duration : 1h 37mn
    Bit rate : 1 830 Kbps
    Width : 704 pixels
    Height : 576 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 1.222
    Frame rate : 25.000 fps
    Standard : PAL
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Progressive
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.180
    Stream size : 1.25 GiB (93%)
    Writing library : XviD 1.2.1 (UTC 2008-12-04)

    Audio
    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 37mn
    Bit rate mode : Constant
    Bit rate : 128 Kbps
    Channel(s) : 2 channels
    Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Stream size : 89.4 MiB (7%)
    Alignment : Split accross interleaves
    Interleave, duration : 250 ms (6.25 video frames)
    Interleave, preload duration : 206 ms



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    it has a packed bitstream vegas might not like. you could try unpacking it with MPEG4 Modifier
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    OK, thanks. I will give that a try.
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    Sadly that didn't work

    Thanks anyway.
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    You do have the xvid codec installed?
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    Since you have vegss12 it has to be a 64 bit version
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    No, I will try it. thanks
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    Great, it worked. Thanks very much!
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