Mixcraft uses Window's DirectX layer in order to decode video. We are at the mercy of whatever codecs are installed on your computer. Codecs are little pieces of software that programs can use to decode special video file formats. Many codecs out there on the Internet are notoriously poorly written and may not work properly for editing. If you are running into these kinds of errors, here are some things to try:
·Download the latest Windows Media Player from Microsoft.
·Install the software that came with your video camera. It may also have come with a DirectX video decoder that would allow other programs such as Windows Movie Maker or Windows Media Player to play the files. (This assumes that the file was created with a video camera that you own.) Make sure to restart your computer after installing.
·Download a video file converter to convert it to AVI or WMV. This is better than loading the original video format, as it will be faster.