Xvid Problem - Premiere Pro CS3

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

  1. sm26 macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2008
    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.


    (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


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    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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