This question is related to my existing thread concerning composing a soundtrack:
I purchased a genuine copy of the Zombie movie I wish to re-write the soundtrack for. I ended up using VLC software to RIP the DVD to my PC. There were a couple of options on there for which FORMAT could be used so I chose two different ones(both MPEG_4 though).
But neither will play in CamTasia. When I imported them into Cubase it says "Invalid File Not Supported". But they play fine with 'Windows Media Player'?
I want to be able to IMPORT the video into Cubase so that I can compose the music in sync. I was trying to see if I could CONVERT it into a different format in CamTasia, but as I say I can't even get it to play!
Please see screenshots below.
Many thanks in advance for any kind advice offered . . .
Paul David Seaman (UK)
I had a look on the Steinberg Cubase forum at a few threads.
Here is an answer (below) from one of the members who was responding to this topic which may be of use. I have QuickTime Player and am about to run an UPDATE just to see if this helps. However, all other videos I have IMPORTED into Cubase play totally fine (and with Audio!). So the issue clearly is with the Zombie film I have just ripped.
Ta very much . . .
MOV This is a QuickTime movie.
QT This is also a QuickTime movie, but it is only used on Windows systems.
MPEG-1 This is the first standard of the Moving Picture Experts Group for video and audio compression, used for making video CDs. Files of this container format can have the extensions “.mpg” or “.mpeg”.
MPEG-4 This format is based on the QuickTime movie standard, can contain various metadata for streaming, editing, local playback, and interchange of content. Its file extension is “.mp4”.
Above you see the supported video formats (MpG-2 isn't a part of it) and you will need quicktime 7.1 installed!
tip: CONVERT YOUR MATERIAL TO mp4!
You can still install the codecs you need to import and produce videos using mov codecs but the player needs to go.I created a video a while back that shows you how to uninstall the player and install the codecs properly and why you need them.
This filmscore project of mine seems to be going from bad to worse! lol
I will have a try out with your kind video instructions in the morning. I am just a bit concerned that the video player facility in Cubase will not work now because I am sure it is solely reliant on the QuickTime one?
Great tutorial thanks!
Ok, I tried following Joe's kind instructions as demonstrated in his excellent video but as I suspected, Cubase is reliant on the QT player.
Here is a LINK to the Steinberg forum where I left a very stern reply! I am already on a final warning so will probably be issued a permanent ban now!
And to Steinberg's official statement (for what it's worth!):
Here’s what I recommend. Go to Windowsdeals.com http://www.windowsdeal.com/w/winx-dvd-ripper-platinum-discount-coupon-code/
download WIN X DVD Ripper Platinum for free. I used an older version of the program a while back and it worked great.
Since then I’ve installed Windows 10 on my computer and I lost the program in the process. My free activation code expired quite some time ago so I could not reinstall it.
I went to the website
today and they just happen to be offering the program for free as of right now.
They only offer it for free for a short period of time.You cannot install any updates or anything like that but you won't need to. The program will run as is.
You will need to join Windowsdeals in order to get the program for free. I forget exactly how you join but I believe as soon as you click on the download link and try to place the order it will give you the opportunity to join. I’ve been a member of Windowsdeals for quite some time. What’s important is that it’s free to join and you don’t get any malware or any garbage like that when you download programs through them.
I downloaded the newest free version today and have installed it on my computer. The activation code they gave me worked just fine and I now have the program back.
The YouTube video below will give you a good idea on how you use program. If it were me I would save the DVD to a the AVI format and use that for your video editing needs.
Here is the POP UP window offering me the discounted upgrade.
But when you g o he checkout, it only offers you 50% discount! I have emailed Customer Services.
Two thirds off is good, but not half price!