OK so yeah i've got this clip and when its on the clip view window it plays perfectly fine, it also works perfectly fine in windows media, but once i put it on the timeline its all choppy and fucked, well i captured it in some weird program, but i mean it plays fine..soo i think its a matter of setting up my project in the right format..but how do i get it to work..errr this is so bothersome
The timeline is a finicy thing, if it is anything other than an .avi, it won't play smooth in the timeline, but it will play fine in the view window. So put it in the timeline and render it, press enter.
i deal with the same thing. Whats happening i believe is it is compressed in a different codec, then what your editing with. You might need to download a codec off the internet, and then once you put it in the timeline hit enter and let the clip render before it works. I use a few clips that are mjpeg codec in an almost purly DV video. Thats what i have to do.
I've had problems with that aswell.
Many time if another program is open, (especially over premiere) the vid will look shitty.
As for choppy, I tend to do a real quick small export and view it in media player.