Xvid Problem - Premiere Pro CS3

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sm26, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. sm26 macrumors newbie

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    On my PC, I could import Xvid/DivX encoded files just fine into Premiere Pro CS3. (even .vob files)

    Now on my MBP, I haven't been able to import any kind of avi file that is encoded with Xvid. I get the same error message of "unsupported compression format". I'm not sure why, I had both codecs installed.

    I followed the steps listed here to install Xvid on my Mac.

    xvidmovies.com/mac

    (I copied the xvid component into the Quicktime library. Videos play back fine outside Premiere but no luck importing them into it.)

    Did I install it correctly? Or is there another installation directory that would enable xvid or divx and even .vob file videos in Premiere Pro CS3?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Xvid/Divx encoded videos are meant for distribution, and not editing.

    Why Premiere doesn't import it in Mac OS while it does so in Windows, I can't say. Maybe you have to convert them first to an editable format.

    But you could try the Digital Video forum for this. There might be more answers than the one I gave.
     

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