AVC Files in DVD Architect 7.0

Mike-Paprocki wrote on 3/1/2021, 2:42 PM

Hi, I am running into problems when adding AVC files from Vegas Pro into DVD Architect 7.0 on my Windows 10 PC. I can't seem to add more than 7 files to a single project without the software freezing and crashing. I have the same version of Architect on an older Windows 10 machine and have no problems adding more AVC files to the project. But if I take that project and try to re-open it on my Windows 10 machine, it gets to 43% when opening and then freezes and crashes. A quick search of the internet found a few help topics from people having the same problem, but not really finding a solution. This topic https://www.vegascreativesoftware.info/us/forum/dvda-hangs-after-import-of-55-of-avc-assets--82511/ at one point said that a fix for a 2gb cap on .dll files solved the problem but led to another (and the link to the .dll fix instructions is no longer valid, so I can't try it myself).

Has anyone else encountered this problem and found a solution? Seeing as AVC is the recommended format for blu-ray in Architect (meaning Architect doesn't need to recompress it), it seems like more people would have run into this problem...


EricLNZ wrote on 3/1/2021, 4:22 PM

It's only a few users that have struck this.

I make few BR discs but currently doing one with 21 titles and no problem. I don't think DVDA being a 32 bit programme is the cause. There's possibly something unique about the pc systems of those that run into it.

Are you able to create a crash report?

Mike-Paprocki wrote on 3/2/2021, 4:22 PM

Not sure how to do that, the program just becomes unresponsive and then closes.

Mike-Paprocki wrote on 3/5/2021, 10:55 AM

After continuing to mess around, it seems the problem was related to the AVC files being rendered progressive scan instead of interlaced. I used the exact same AVC template to render in Vegas, but changed from progressive to lower field first (to match my source footage) and now they are loading fine into Architect - no crashing. In case anyone else runs into this problem!

EricLNZ wrote on 3/5/2021, 4:35 PM

@Mike-Paprocki Thanks, that may help others. DVDA presumably was trying to recompress your files as they weren't compliant.

Stephanie_Sy wrote on 4/6/2021, 10:45 PM

What is the advised workflow for this?Need the ability to add a start menu as well before authoring.