I am a newbie to video editing and I've been trying to take some files I downloaded from a stream online (public government videos), to make an Adobe Premiere Pro video out of them. Here's an example link to a file I downloaded that I want to edit:
The problem I am having is that the ASF files have an issue when I try to import it or just open in the Source Monitor in Adobe Premiere Pro. The "Conforming" notice shows at the bottom right, but it stalls there after about 1% and I have an error in the Events dialog which says the following:
"File importer detected an inconsistency in the file structure of XXX.avi. Reading and writing this file's metadata (XMP) has been disabled."
I thought the files were possibly too big to use in Premiere (some are over 1GB), so I used some freeware programs to trim them down, thinking this would help. However, even then it doesn't work, or if it does work to trim the file and convert to AVI, I get the following error when trying to open the new file in Adobe Premiere Pro: "Unsupported format or damaged file"
Here are the properties of a sample file I am having problems with, which I get from the Premiere Pro menu -> Get Properties For -> File:
"File Path: C:\Users\Daniel Desktop\Documents\Google Drive\Consulting\Activism\DATA SOURCES\VIDEOS\plb_20120327.asf Type: Windows Media File Size: 1.4 GB Image Size: 320 x 240 Frame Rate: 29.97 Source Audio Format: 32000 Hz - 16 bit - Stereo Project Audio Format: 32000 Hz - 32 bit floating point - Stereo Total Duration: 11:03:16:05 Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.0"
I am not sure why this issue is happening but based on the file issues, maybe there is some setting I am missing?
Any tips or help would be much appreciated. I can't start video processing if it's not possible for the video to load. Thank you!