Adobe Premiere Pro - Preview my Video

I know some basics on premiere pro and have chopped out some audio a changed the video slightly on a .wmv file. I would now like to preview it to see how it appears and sounds.

From memory I thought you just pressed space bar to preview, but I can't get this to work. Someone please help me out on this as it's driving me crazy.
Lico_wAsked:
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CABISCommented:
With the timeline selected, pressing ENTER will render and play the current work area
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Lico_wAuthor Commented:
I've tried now importing a wmv and an mp4, both seem to render but then they don't play. I have attached a screen shot. It finishes rendering and does nothing. Tried pressing enter/space again still nothing.
Screenshot.JPG
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CABISCommented:
Is your Program Monitor window open?

On the menu bar, click Window > Program Monitor > Sequence 01
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Lico_wAuthor Commented:
I've opened that now and it makes no difference. It just shows a still of the video at the current point. If I click play I get nothing, same with enter space etc :(
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CABISCommented:
Does the source clip play ok in the Project or Source Monitor windows?

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Lico_wAuthor Commented:
It doesn't play anywhere, like I say when it finishes rendering it does nothing
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CABISCommented:
Sorry, I wasn't clear. I'm not referring to the timeline. I mean the actual source video you imported into the project.... Does the original video play ok in either the Project window or the Source Monitor? I'm wondering if there is a problem with your source clip.
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Lico_wAuthor Commented:
If I double click the video it opens the source window and this also does not play. However the file plays fine in in VLC or Windows Media player. Could it be how I configure my project? I left all defaults but chose NTSC.
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CABISCommented:
The project configuration shouldn't make a difference. The problem lies with Premiere not being able to interpret your source video. You can proceed in either of two ways... 1. try to get premiere to read your source correctly, which could be time-consuming to troubleshoot. or 2. Change the source file to something premiere can use.

My suggestion is to open your original wmv in Windows Movie Maker, drag it to the timeline, then publish/export as an avi. (Choose DV-AVI from the settings. Import this new AVI into Premiere.

Good luck



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Lico_wAuthor Commented:
Ok thanks,  did as you suggested and still does not play source. So I went online and downloaded some sample files such as the one below. they too don't play in source.

If your next suggestion involves a hammer/mallet then I will happily oblige :)
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Lico_wAuthor Commented:
OK its mp4 but converted to get round the file block
sample-mpeg4.txt
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CABISCommented:
What version of Premiere Pro are you using? Your sample clip opened fine on Premiere Pro CS5
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Lico_wAuthor Commented:
CS4
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CABISCommented:
Hmmm... the hammer is sounding like an option.

Just to be clear, when you imported your clip into Window Movie Maker, would original clip play correctly before you exported it to DV-AVI?



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Lico_wAuthor Commented:
Yep absolutely fine. Also fine just playing the file in Win Media Player or VLC and also after it has been exported as a DV-AVI. Bizarre!!

I guess the only option I have is a uninstall / reinstall, but just seems strange how it has suddenly stopped working.
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CABISCommented:
Yes, very bizarre. Do you hear the clip's audio in premiere pro? Perhaps in an issue with premiere and your video card/driver?

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Lico_wAuthor Commented:
no audio or video
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CABISCommented:
At this point my suggestion is to re-install premiere.

This link has other troubleshooting info: http://premierepro.wikia.com/wiki/Troubleshooting
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