MPEG2 not supported?

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Hi ive just purchased Camtasia 2018 and it doesnt support Mpeg2? 
 thats ALL my videos for the movie :(
...any suggestions please?
Or il ask for a refund...what sort of video editing program doesnt support current formats??
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Daniela

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Yes, as you can see in the list of supported file-format,s MPEG2 is not among them: https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/203728978-Camtasia-Windows-Supported-File-Formats

Below the list Techsmith offers two solutions to work with unsupported file format:
  • Open the file in a desktop media player or web browser and record the playback with Camtasia Recorder. The TREC recording file opens in Camtasia and can be imported into other projects.
  • You can convert some video formats to the MP4 file format.
On the web page I linked above, Techsmith also put a link to a suggested tool for MP4-conversion and a tutorial video on how to work to do it.
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thanks,  but HOPELESS video editor ...why would i re record all my videos because camtasia cant include normal formats?
What am i paying for?
I can use a free Microsoft movie maker?
SAD effort techsmith
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Well, good luck finding an editor that can rip a DVD for you, which is where most MPEG2 videos come from.  And if you created these videos yourself, perhaps think about creating a format in a more appropriate format intended for streaming videos. And if someone gave you these videos, you can't expect anything to work without a hitch like that.

Use Handbrake and convert them.  It is free. And can be set up to work in batch mode -- set it up to do all your files while you sleep.
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thanks Bruce...used Handbrake - worked great
NONE of my videos are ripped from DVD's??
They are all converted from VHS tapes...years of my old car videos :)
Its sad Camtasia dont even support a current format :(
I will not be recommending the program to anyone.
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Current format? They support MP4, and on Mac I believe they still support MOV. I think they also support AV. But MPEG2 is an old format, and falling by the wayside because of Bluray, so I wouldn’t say it is “current”. Have fun, hope things work out.
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I use iDealshare VideoGo to convert MPEG-2, MPEG-1, VOB, TS, MKV, FLV etc to Camtasia more supported avi or mp4
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Handbrake is the tool I use to convert MPEG2 videos (even from DVD’s).
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Get MPEG-2 Video Extension - Microsoft Storehttps://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/mpeg-2-video-extension/9n95q1zzpmh4

Play MPEG videos in your favorite video app on your Windows 10 device. This extension helps video apps installed on Windows 10, such as Microsoft Movies & TV, to play MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 videos.


I found this information to help you. Camtasia is designed for cloud based video such as avi and mp4. mpeg-2 is what is on DVDs and over the air broadcasts. Hope this helps.
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thanks...it doesnt work?
it wont download any extension?
I paid money so i WOULDNT have these issues :(
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Most video editors below the Pro level will have various limitations regarding acceptable input formats and available output formats.  If you use a PC, Bigasoft will convert most older types.  Telestream's Switch program will do the trick, as well.
Although its interface is simple and intuitive, Camtasia has limited input options -- for example, I can't directly import files from a professional Sony camera, stored using AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition); I end up either pre-editing in Sony Vegas or pre-converting via Bigasoft Converter.  Maybe newer versions of Camtasia are more robust in this respect (I still use v8.6).