Acceptable Video File Formats?

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Acceptable Video File Formats?

Post by struknes » Wed May 17, 2017 1:55 pm

The User Manual says Ableton accepts .mov file formats (to be aligned with the music in Arrangement View). See p. 303.

Anyone had experience getting Ableton to accept other video file formats?

I'm looking to learn a video editing program, but I don't want to take the time to learn one, only to find out that Ableton won't accept its file format.
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Re: Acceptable Video File Formats?

Post by jestermgee » Thu May 18, 2017 12:15 am

MOV is the only format

Even then it depends on what codec is in use and what day of the week it happens to be.

It's painful with video and my suggestion would be to get yourself a video format converter that can create MOV formats and convert a file to MOV and test. I have worked doing foley/sound design for some short films where I was sent an MOV file that I had to re-encode to MOV again for it to work.

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Re: Acceptable Video File Formats?

Post by struknes » Thu May 18, 2017 12:28 pm

Thanks for the help, jester. I converted to .mov format, and that fixed the problem. Of course, I also had to download the CCCP decoder from here: https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/artic ... -Live-Win- .
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Re: Acceptable Video File Formats?

Post by argogigante » Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:49 am

struknes wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 12:28 pm
Thanks for the help, jester. I converted to .mov format, and that fixed the problem. Of course, I also had to download the CCCP decoder from here: https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/artic ... -Live-Win- .

ATTENTION in that .zip file inside there is chromium malware

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Re: Acceptable Video File Formats?

Post by jestermgee » Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:12 am

Let’s hope he didn’t install it in the last 3 years :)

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Re: Acceptable Video File Formats?

Post by [jur] » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:53 am

argogigante wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:49 am
struknes wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 12:28 pm
Thanks for the help, jester. I converted to .mov format, and that fixed the problem. Of course, I also had to download the CCCP decoder from here: https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/artic ... -Live-Win- .

ATTENTION in that .zip file inside there is chromium malware
Mmhm, it's probably a false alarm but thanks for telling it, I'll ask around.
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Re: Acceptable Video File Formats?

Post by [jur] » Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:18 pm

Hey gals and guys,
We've swapped the recommended Windows Codec.
Can you try it out please?
thx
j
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Re: Acceptable Video File Formats?

Post by chris vine » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:07 am

[jur] wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:18 pm
Hey goals and guys,
We've swapped the recommended Windows Codec.
Can you try it out please?
thx
j
more detail please, J.
what? where? etc

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Re: Acceptable Video File Formats?

Post by [jur] » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:20 am

Not sure exactly tbh.
Don't Haali Media Splitter and K-Lite do the trick? Or are they not replacement for CCCP? Sorry, I'm not a Win user and know nothing about video codecs on this OS.
And my previous post wasn't clear, I reckon.
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