Changing strip colours

Hi! This must be simple, but I just cant find the setting. How do I change the colors of the individual strips/ channels in the VSE? They are all Purle at the moment. I am using 2.57


File menu ->User preferences… -> Themes -> Video sequence editor

Thanks, but thats not what I meant, I want the strips each to have individual colours

Sorry no, you can’t change the strip colours individually as the colour of the strip indicates the type of the strip. Audio is different to video and different to effects strips.

You can rename strips from their properties panel if thats of any use.