Fix codec opening error in Sony Vegas

Sony Vegas is a pretty cranky video editor and probably anyone else has come across an error like this: 'Attention! An error occurred while opening one or more files. Error opening codecs ». In this article we will try to help you solve this problem once and for all.

Also read: Why doesn't Sony Vegas support the * .avi format?

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Update or install codecs

The main reason for the error is the lack of required codecs. In this case, you need to install a codec pack, such as the K-Lite Codec Pack. If you already have K-Lite Codec Pack installed on your computer, update it.

Download the K-Lite Codec Pack for free from the official website

It is also necessary to install (update if it is already installed) the free Apple player: Quick Time.

Download Quick Time for free from the official website

Convert a video to another format

If you have a problem with the previous point, you can always convert the video to another format that will definitely open in Sony Vegas. You can do it with the help of free Format Factory software.

Download Format Factory for free from the official website

As you can see, the codec opening bug is quite easily solved. We hope we were able to help you with this problem and that you will not have any problems with Sony Vegas in the future.

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