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  • AVI file with audio CODEC 0xfffe not recognised in Vegas

     John Rofrano updated 9 years, 2 months ago 2 Members · 6 Posts
  • Nigel O’Neill

    November 19, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Hi

    I got given an AVI file from an Edius editor. Initially I could not read the audio or video stream in Vegas. I went to the Grass Valley web site and their forum suggested installing their free HQ AVI CODEC which I did so. I am aware that you should not install CODECs for Vegas, but I believe that this is the one exception that is tolerable. The video stream can now be recognised and read in Vegas x32/x64 versions, but Vegas is still advising the audio format is unsupported.

    Gspot identifies the audio format as 0xfffe extensible wav format 48000 khz 8 channels and states the required audio codec is installed, but the audio does not play back in anything, including windows media player. I have VLC media player installed and even it does not play back the audio, throwing up an unsupported audio format message.

    Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do? The file is 53 GB and the Edius editor is not within easy reach to do a re-encode.

    My system specs: Intel i7 970, 12GB RAM, ASUS P6T, Vegas Pro 11 (x32/x64), Windows 7 x64 Ultimate, Vegas Production Assistant 1.0, VASST Ultimate S Pro 4.1, Neat Video Pro 2.6

  • John Rofrano

    November 20, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    [Nigel O'Neill] “I am aware that you should not install CODECs for Vegas, but I believe that this is the one exception that is tolerable. “

    That’s not entirely correct. You should not install “codec paks” which are bundles of multiple codecs that overlay the codecs you have paid Sony for. You should absolutely install the single correct codec for the media you are working with as you did. This is what everyone should be doing, i.e., seek out the one codec that your video needs and only install that codec.

    [Nigel O'Neill] “Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do? The file is 53 GB and the Edius editor is not within easy reach to do a re-encode.”

    Ask him to render just the audio as a WAV file (PCM uncompressed) and send it to you. Then just drop it on the timeline below the video and it should line up. He should be able to use Dropbox or some other file sharing service. If you don’t have a Dropbox account, you can get one with this link: (Dropbox) and it will give both you and me 500MB extra for free. 😉

    ~jr

    http://www.johnrofrano.com
    http://www.vasst.com

  • Nigel O’Neill

    November 21, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Thanks John

    I am getting the tape posted to me as I noticed that the vision is strobing slightly whenever there is movement on the timeline. Looks like an interlacing issue that Vegas cannot overcome. It could be the HQ-AVI CODEC causing it. I’ll do a recapture from tape.

    Is the 0xfffe audio CODEC fairly dated? The Edius editor made a comment on Vegas not being ‘new enough’ but my research indicates that it is quite an old CODEC that was around when Jonah was a boy.

  • John Rofrano

    November 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    [Nigel O'Neill] “Is the 0xfffe audio CODEC fairly dated? The Edius editor made a comment on Vegas not being ‘new enough’ but my research indicates that it is quite an old CODEC that was around when Jonah was a boy.”

    Actually 0xfffe is Wave Format Extensible and from what I’ve read, should only be used for 5.1 surround audio headers so I’m guessing that Vegas (and many other programs) are not expecting to see this in a stereo audio stream. It looks like an issue with EDIUS.

    ~jr

    http://www.johnrofrano.com
    http://www.vasst.com

  • Nigel O’Neill

    November 23, 2012 at 3:11 am

    Reingested from tape. All is good now with the audio, and strobing issue has gone away.

  • John Rofrano

    November 23, 2012 at 4:47 am

    [Nigel O'Neill] “Reingested from tape. All is good now with the audio, and strobing issue has gone away.”

    Glad you got it worked out. It’s always best to capture with Vegas Pro if you can..

    ~jr

    http://www.johnrofrano.com
    http://www.vasst.com

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