Can't Import Videos into Da Vinci Resolve

I use Da Vinci Resolve 17 for Video Editing in Windows. I also installed it in my Garuda Linux. However I am unable to browse the media storage and thus can't import any. Even if I drag and drop a video in the software, when I try to use it in the timeline it doesn't show up.
Pls anyone help me fix this problem.

inxi -Faz
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inxi: 3.3.06

please edit your post and add:

inxi -Faz

You will have to use ffmpeg to convert the video file since the free resolve doesn't work with certain linux codecs you would have to buy studio for that.

If you use: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -c:v dnxhd -profile:v dnxhr_hq -pix_fmt yuv422p -c:a pcm_s16le -f mov

That should convert your .mp4 recording to .mov and it will work.


So, looks like DaVinci (at least the free version that I use) is a little bit limited for some video formats and audio as well. Iirc, it only accepts uncompressed formats

I use a simple script from DioLinux (a brazilian yt channel) with ffmpeg to convert my videos to .mov before I try to import anything, I can share it here if you want to see if that makes it work for you.

But I'm not sure that will actually fix your problem, even without converting, I'm still able to navigate through my archives from the software itself and even if I have a black screen as response, I still can see the clips in the timeline.

Try running the software from the terminal and seeing if it returns any warnings or errors; and, as said above, your "inxi -Faz" helps a lot for the veterans to give you better instructions as why it might be misbehaving.

So simply we can't import mp4 and other formats in Da Vinci Resolve. It only accepts .mov in Linux.
Am I right?

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The free version doesn't no since its it's missing codecs although the paid version works fine with them and includes the codecs.

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Also, refer to

And I am marking it solved now.


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