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Margaret Mitchell
I can't open an MP4 file in Vegas Movie Studio
on Jan 22, 2016 at 6:13:24 pm

I have Sony Vegas Movie Studio 9.0 and when I try to open an MP4 file, I get an error message "Warning: An error occurred while loading the project file. The reason for the error could not be determined."

When I click on the filename in the explorer window (in Vegas), I don't see the file properties (screen size, format, etc..) For other files that don't open, sometimes the program just crashes when I try to click on the file in the explorer window.

Now bear in mind that I have opened MP4 files many times before and it worked just fine. For the files that DO open, I can see the properties displayed when I click on the file name (in the explorer window).

I need this for work. It's driving me crazy. Anybody have any idea what's going on? Are there different formatting versions for MP4 files?

I have a PC (not a MAC). I thought file formats should work on both platforms regardless of where it was saved originally.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.


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John Rofrano
Re: I can't open an MP4 file in Vegas Movie Studio
on Jan 23, 2016 at 1:00:11 am

[Margaret Mitchell] "Are there different formatting versions for MP4 files?"
Only a bazillion!!! Seriously... The MPEG4 specification is insanely broad. No program can support all of the possibilities. There are 31 different Parts, 9 different Levels and 2 different Profiles. Newer version of Movie Studio have steadily added more compatibility but even then you will fine MP4 files that cannot be opened for one reason or another.

I would download the trial of Movie Studio 13.0 If the file opens with that perhaps it's time to retire your 8 year old Movie Studio 9 and upgrade for $49 USD.

~jr

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



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Steve Rhoden
Re: I can't open an MP4 file in Vegas Movie Studio
on Jan 23, 2016 at 11:20:14 am

You may have opened many MP4's before, but there are a million flavors
of MP4 out there, no one software can cover all of them, like what is reaching
you now.
Still, Movie Studio 9 is quite old, its quite possible that newer versions
may can handle MP4'S like that....

Steve Rhoden (Cow Leader)
Film Maker & VFX Artist.
Owner of Filmex Creative Media.
Samples of my Work and Company can be seen here:
http://www.facebook.com/FilmexCreativeMedia


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Margaret Mitchell
Re: I can't open an MP4 file in Vegas Movie Studio
on Jan 25, 2016 at 5:07:21 pm

Thanks so much for your replies, I really appreciate it.

I found an inexpensive solution. I purchased an MP4 converter, converted all the files and they opened perfectly in Vegas Movie Studio 9. The software cost me only $20, so I'll be using this from now on and finally have peace of mind.

Cheers!


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John Rofrano
Re: I can't open an MP4 file in Vegas Movie Studio
on Jan 25, 2016 at 7:46:42 pm

I'm glad you found a solution. You might want to share the name of the converter you purchased with the COW community so that others who are looking for a smilier solution in the future might be helped by it.

~jr

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



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Steve Rhoden
Re: I can't open an MP4 file in Vegas Movie Studio
on Jan 29, 2016 at 7:34:46 am

Well ok, that's one solution yes....

Steve Rhoden (Cow Leader)
Film Maker & VFX Artist.
Owner of Filmex Creative Media.
Samples of my Work and Company can be seen here:
http://www.facebook.com/FilmexCreativeMedia


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