Ableton Playback Issue on Windows 10 64-bit

Updated Apr 07, 2021

Windows 64-bit OS does not always have the codex for the file to be loaded correctly.

  1. Set Ableton to run as Admin by default. Link below will walk you through the process. https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/articles/209072049-How-to-run-Live-as-Administrator-on-Windows
  2. Install the video codecs from the link below.
    https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/articles/209773125#codecswindows

Test Playback

  1. Launch Ableton as admin; see step above.
  2. On the left side add the folder that has the video you want to bring in.
  3. Then hit "Tab" key or go to view and change to arrangement mode (KEY STEP for having the Video appear)
  4. Drag video from folder within Ableton to the track you want it on

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