Sony Vegas is just showing Audio tracks and not the actual video, any ideas ?

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  1. davebrown88

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    Hi Sony has been working fine and I am not to sure if I have accidentally pressed a wrong button but when I open a video it shows it as a audio track in the time line with no actual video.

    Pressing space/play just plays audio in the preview window and not video. been messing around with it for 2 hours and just cant seem to get my videos to play so I can edit them.

    Thanks for any help!! :thumbsup:
     
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    Are you sure you put it into the video track? I seem to remember it will happily paste them into the audio on the basis you just wanted the sound!
     
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    Is it a mpeg2 file?
    If so, ( and it worked fine before) , why not try another format of video file as a test
     
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    I had a problem with this a while back and, although I didn't entirely resolve it, it seemed to be related to dodgy video codecs - if you're using footage downloaded from the net or perhaps from a mobile phone, you may come across this - if it's straight off your camcorder, then I've no suggestions!

    As I recall, I managed to rescue some of my footage by converting it to a different format (mpeg4 to avi, I think) using a conversion program downloaded off the net - I don't still have it as the trial period ran out and sadly don't recall what it was called. there's plenty of 'em out there, though!
     
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    if he used a dodgy video codec, then surely installing FFD would resolve the problem as it supports the most codecs including exotic ones, then vegas would pick up on this.
     
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    Not all though
    sometimes installing divx helps, as well if it is an mpeg4 video
     

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