I recorded my screen in VLC, and I saved that file as an .mp4 on my desktop. I can open and play the recording just fine, but I can't seem to import it properly into Premiere. Have you ever seen this error before?

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Looks like a codec that Premiere is unable to read.

I encountered a similar issue with Final Cut when trying to import an MP4 file encoded with H264. Then came across this advice: "H.264 is a delivery format, not a production format. You need to convert the media into a suitable format. What that is depends on what the files are and what their frame size is." https://forums.creativecow.net/thread/8/986671

So if you can't recapture with a suitable codec, you'll have to decompress your H264 MP4 file into something Premiere can import.

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