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  • Smartphone MP4

     Steve Rhoden updated 8 years, 4 months ago 3 Members · 6 Posts
  • Derek Tang

    September 1, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Hi all,

    Weirdest issue has just cropped up for me:

    Been importing videos off my smartphone to edit in Vegas. Videos have been in .mp4 format. All of a sudden, all I see is the audio track when I drag a video down to the timeline. I’ve updated Quicktime Pro, the K-Light codec pack, and run GSpot, and I still can’t seem to get the video track to come on.

    The weird thing is that I just worked on a video earlier this week when I first noticed this issue, and after tinkering around a bit with Quicktime, K-Light, and GSpot, the video worked. Then I went back today to work on something else, and the video track was gone

  • Steve Rhoden

    September 2, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Why did you installed the K-Light codec pack in the first place?
    Normally we dont recommend that.

    Steve Rhoden
    (Cow Leader)
    Film Editor & Compositor.
    Filmex Creative Media.
    1-876-832-4956

  • John Rofrano

    September 2, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    [Derek Tang] “Been importing videos off my smartphone to edit in Vegas. Videos have been in .mp4 format. All of a sudden, all I see is the audio track when I drag a video down to the timeline. I’ve updated Quicktime Pro, the K-Light codec pack, and run GSpot, and I still can’t seem to get the video track to come on. “

    The correct way to approach this problem is to use a tool like GSpot or MediaInfo to determine which codec the video uses. Then download and install only that codec (not an entire codepak). You also need to be aware that there are 32-bit codecs and 64-bit codecs. If you are using Vegas Pro 32-bit you need to have the 32-bit codecs installed. If you are using Vegas Pro 64-bit you need to have the 64-bit codecs installed. Tools like GSpot will only report if the 32-bit codec is installed so it may indicate that you have the codec and Vegas may not see the video because you have the 32-bit codec installed and are using the 64-bit version of Vegas.

    As Steve said, you should never, ever install a codecpak on a video editing PC. It can really mess up your video editing programs like Vegas.

    ~jr

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

  • Derek Tang

    September 2, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    So I should uninstall K-Light, then run GSpot?

    How come I’ve never had an issue with having K-Light installed on my computer before? This issue literally just popped up all of a sudden.

  • John Rofrano

    September 2, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    No, you can just run GSpot and see what codec it uses. You don’t have to uninstall K-Light but it can cause problems. We just want you to be aware of that. No one knows why this just started. Something must have changed on your computer. Start with the codec to find out why the video is not showing.

    ~jr

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

  • Steve Rhoden

    September 3, 2012 at 1:19 am

    [How come I’ve never had an issue with having K-Light installed on my computer before?]…..This could be one such issue.
    Both of us advise you its not a good thing installing a codec pack
    and John explained why.

    Steve Rhoden
    (Cow Leader)
    Film Editor & Compositor.
    Filmex Creative Media.
    1-876-832-4956

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