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Premiere Pro CS6/CC/CC 2015 Can’t Import MPEG-2 Files

Premiere Pro CS6/CC/CC 2015 Can’t Import MPEG-2 Files

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For Premiere Pro CC CS6 or CC 2015 user, when loading MPEG-2 files into the program for professional post editing workflow, you may often encounter the following problems:

Premiere Pro CC 2015 can’t import MPEG2 files

After upgrading to CC 2015, I opened one of my projects from CC 2015, and one of my videos can’t be re-linked. It’s MPEG2, and I get an error stating there was a problem decompressing the video or audio. Works fine in CC 2014.

Premiere CS6 cann’t import MPEG2 files

Hi, Whenever I try to import MPEG2 videos in to Adobe Premiere CS6, I get the following error: “There was an error decompressing Audio or Video….” Doe’s anybody know what is the reason for that? Thanks!

Solutions 1:

If you are using Windows 7, you can easily fix this issue by taking the following steps:
Go to Task Manager on your windows 7 (CTRL+SHIFT KEY+Esc), in processes tab check the box which says “show all processes from users” . Once done close all the processes of Adobe found in processes tab. After this please go to documents folder and rename Adobe folder(s) as Old_Adobe. Then Click on start button and in Search program and files box type %appdata%, this will take you to Roaming folder. In this rename the Adobe folder as old_Adobe. Restart your machine. Launch Premiere Pro>Sign in and then check the behavior.

Solution 2:

If solution 1 can’t fix your problem, then your problem may be caused due to some incompatible codec issue. The the only solution for you is to encode MPEG-2 files to Premiere Pro CS6/CC 2015 preset profile formats, here is a solution in hand called Pavtube Video Converter, which helps to directly transcode MPEG-2 to Premiere Pro CS6/CC 2015 specially optimized file format with the best output video and audio quality.
Apart from the basic video converting function, the program also provides some beneficial but simple video editing functions for you. You can trim the video segments to cut off unwanted segments or parts, crop video to remove the black edges around the video frame, merge separate videos into one single file, split large video into small ones by file size, count or length.

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How to Import MPEG-2 Files into Premiere Pro CS6/CC 2105?

Step 1: Import MPEG-2 files into the program.
Start and open the program on your computer, from “File” menu drop-down options, select “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” to import your source camera files to the computer.

Load MPEG-2 files

Step 1: Specify output file format.
Click “Format” drop-down bar, from its extended list, select “Adobe Premiere/Son…” > “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as the preset output file format or premiere pro CS6/CC 2015.

Output Premiere Pro CS6/CC 2015 preset file formats

Step 3: Trim/Merge/Split MPEG-2 files.

Trim video length: Open “Video Editor” window and switch to the “Trim” tab, you can drag the slider bars to include the segment you want to remain, click the left square bracket to set start point, and click the right square bracket to set end point when previewing the video or directly input specific values to “Start” and “End” box.

Trim video length

Merge video files into one: On the main interface, check “Merge into one file” option on the main interface to combine all your separate Halloween video clips into one single file.

Split file into several small pieces: Click the “Split” button split under file list to launch the “Video Split” window. Checking “Enable” to enable it, and then you can split the file by file count, time length, or file size.

Split MPEG-2 files

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.
Go back to the main interface, tap the right-bottom “Convert” button to start MPEG-2 to Premiere Pro CS6/CC 2015 conversion process.

When the conversion is completed, import converted media files to Premiere Pro CC for further professional post-production with no limitation.

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