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Jon Snow
Sony Vegas won't allow me to drop video files into the timeline
on Mar 13, 2014 at 11:12:16 pm

This has been an issue on Sony Vegas 12 and 10. I got Vegas 10 to see if 12 was the problem but the problem carried over. It should be noted that I didn't always have this problem until a month ago. I have since then quit all my current video projects which is a shame.

Recently I tried again to see if the problem was still present, and it still is. Every time I try to drag and drop the video files I normally use into the timeline, a "cancel sign (circle with a slash through it)" appears. The symbol appears instantaneously, as if to show Vegas' instant rejection of the file.

The file I am using is an .mp4. I used websites such as http://keepvid.com/ and http://www.clipconverter.cc/ to convert youtube videos and edit them. I used to use them all the time until it randomly stopped allowing me to use the clips. The problem also stems to videos that I've taken on my iphone and emailed to my computer. They're .avi files, but I believe there based on quicktime. Those also stopped working around the same time. However, pictures, audio, and some video files still work. Like if I ran any of the previous clips through a file converter, they would work, but at the sacrafice of quality of stability.

Help would be gladly appreciated!


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Norman Black
Re: Sony Vegas won't allow me to drop video files into the timeline
on Mar 14, 2014 at 4:15:55 am

If you can post the information listed from the free MediaInfo utility program, then maybe we can get an idea what type of file(s) you are trying to use in Vegas.


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Steve Rhoden
Re: Sony Vegas won't allow me to drop video files into the timeline
on Mar 14, 2014 at 10:19:30 am

Are these files also on an external drive?

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John Rofrano
Re: Sony Vegas won't allow me to drop video files into the timeline
on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:56:37 pm

Did you install any codec-paks like K-Lite? MP4 files should play fine in Vegas Pro unless some program that you installed has messed with the Vegas Pro codecs. Also, iPhone's don't shoot AVI files so whatever file you're using it did not come straight from your iPhone but has been processed in some other way.

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Jon Snow
Re: Sony Vegas won't allow me to drop video files into the timeline
on Mar 15, 2014 at 5:25:03 pm

I meant to say .MOV for my iphone, but those stopped working. I don't believe I installed other codecs. The only time I tried installing codecs was to try and fix the problem, and that did not work. Is there a way to check for and remove installed codecs? Do you think there are any other problems?


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John Rofrano
Re: Sony Vegas won't allow me to drop video files into the timeline
on Mar 16, 2014 at 12:30:17 pm

[Jon Snow] "I don't believe I installed other codecs. The only time I tried installing codecs was to try and fix the problem, and that did not work. Is there a way to check for and remove installed codecs? Do you think there are any other problems?"
I would look in your Windows Uninstall Program list in the Control Panel and see if there is anything that looks like a codec or codec-pak and uninstall it. Then uninstall Vegas Pro, reboot, and re-install Vegas Pro. If that doesn't work, the only other solution is to format your hard drive and start over. Windows gets really messed up with codecs if you install and uninstall them and sometimes there is no way out of it except to start over. For this reason, I always keep monthly backups so that when it does get all messed up you can restore to a previous months backup. I've had to do this several times and it's a life saver.

~jr

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Jon Snow
Re: Sony Vegas won't allow me to drop video files into the timeline
on Mar 15, 2014 at 5:34:51 pm

Not to my knowledge


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Jon Snow
Re: Sony Vegas won't allow me to drop video files into the timeline
on Mar 15, 2014 at 5:33:54 pm

I'm not sure of what you're trying to ask?


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