Problem using .avi in FCP

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by macbain59, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. macbain59 macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2011
    So I have an .avi file that I'm trying to edit in FCP, but every time I import it it tells me the codec is not supported and to reencode it. So I use the FCP recompression to encode it into ProRess 422 and it still doesnt like it. And I use 3rd party software to recompress it (Any Video Converter, Compressor, DivX Converter, VLC Encoder) and the video always comes up just a white box. I cant figure out what codec it is because when I try to open it in quicktime to see the properties QT tells me that it cant open that file! What can I do?
  2. ppc_michael Guest


    Apr 26, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Can you open it in VLC? If it'll play, tell us what the codec is from there.

    Where did you get the AVI in the first place?
  3. macbain59 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2011
    ok so its an M-Peg4 (XVID) codec.
    my old roommate shared the video through our network when we lived together, its an episode of its always sunny in philadelphia.

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