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Sony Vegas MP4: Easy Solve Can't Import MP4 to Sony Vegas Issue

Convert MP4 to Sony Vegas More Supported DV, MPEG-2, AVI and WMV etc


Though Sony Vegas Pro announced to support MP4 files, sometimes we still meet issues in importing MP4 to Vegas Pro. This article just aims to explain why Sony Vegas MP4 issues occur and provide a simple solution to successfully import all kinds of MP4 files to Sony Vegas.

Issues in Sony Vegas MP4 Import

  • Every time I try to open MP4 in Vegas Pro 12, I get this error message:"An error occurred while opening one or more files. The reason for the error could not be determined".
  • When I import my GoPro HD recorded MP4 files to Sony Vegas, it shows a black screen where the video should be...but the audio is fine.
  • I can import MP4 files from Shadowplay to Sony Vegas, but as soon as I drag them into the timeline, Vegas Pro instantly crashes.
  • My Hauppauge HD PVR record video in .mp4 format, when I try to edit these MP4 in Vegas only to get the audio with black screen or get the video without audio.

Why Can't Import MP4to Sony Vegas Pro?

Technically MP4 files are just shells which may contain just about any audio and video codec in existence. While Sony Vegas Pro only supports a few codecs in MP4 files. Now you may have some clue why we often encounter Sony Vegas won't import MP4 troubleshooting.

How to Successfully Import MP4 to Vegas Pro?

Method 1: Just install the K Lite Codec Pack with its installer, and Sony Vegas will pick up the new codecs automatically and then enables to import MP4 movie files. (Tips: This method may cause installing all kinds of components (not just codecs), many of which are not compatible with each other. And it does not uninstall cleanly.)

Method 2: Convert MP4 to Sony Vegas Pro more supported video format with some professional Sony Vegas Video Converter like iDealshare VideoGo (Tips: Besides converting MP4 to Vegas, iDealshare VideoGo also helps to MOV, Apple ProRes, MKV, VOB, MXF, AVCHD, MOD, TOD, 3GP, RMVB, WTV, FLV, and more to Sony Vegas Pro supported video format.

Guide to Convert MP4 to Sony Vegas Format

Make Preparation: Free Download iDealshare VideoGo

Free download the powerful MP4 Vegas Pro Converter - iDealshare VideoGo (for Windows, for Mac), install and run it, the following interface will pop up.

MP4 to Sony Vegas Converter - iDealshare VideoGo

Step 1 Import MP4 files

Click "Add File" button to add MP4 video files which Vegas Pro fail to import and edit.

Sony Vegas MP4 Solution - onvert MP4 Vegas Pro Video Format

Step 2 Set Sony Vegas supported video format

Click the drop-down button on the right side of the "Profile" button to select Sony Vegas Pro more supported DV, MPEG-2, AVI or WMV etc

Step 3 Finish MP4 Sony Vegas format conversion

Click the "Convert" button to start and finish converting MP4 to Vegas Pro video format.

Step 4 Import MP4 to Vegas Pro

After finishing the MP4 Sony Vegas Pro format conversion, simply click "Open Folder" to get the converted MP4 video, and then drag it to the Vegas Pro timeline or into the Trimmer window where you can mark you in and out points before you add it to the timeline.