That file when rendered does not work in DVD-A, I need to make that happen. ( Installed and checked) I have Vegas 12 , that still works, and so I have a escape route, but seems pointless if I edit in VP18 then have to output a WAV , then convert to AC3, seems a mess. I have output the latest project 70minutes with the audio as an MPEG2 & that is fine, but when a two hour show comes along it will not fit on a DVD unless I use an AC3 file, (lessons form the past) unless there are good settings to get a a decent picture at 120 minutes with audio
Any way around to get an output from VP18 onwards into an AC3 into DVD-A, DVD's are still required in some places.
I posted else where as I was not sure if the post would end up in that forum or every where...
1: Voukoder outputs AC3 at 44.1khz, DVD-a wants it at 48Khz. If I change the Vegas output to 41.1Khz, it no longer works on DVD-A, ( on Voukoder output set to AC3, Codec AC3)
Meadinfo: General Complete name : B:\TEMP TEST\3pm 2022 January 30th Hip Hop Pop VP18.ac3 Format : AC-3 Format/Info : Audio Coding 3 Commercial name : Dolby Digital File size : 7.90 MiB Duration : 5 min 45 s Overall bit rate mode : Constant Overall bit rate : 192 kb/s
Audio Format : AC-3 Format/Info : Audio Coding 3 Commercial name : Dolby Digital Duration : 5 min 45 s Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 192 kb/s Channel(s) : 2 channels Channel layout : L R Sampling rate : 44.1 kHz Frame rate : 28.711 FPS (1536 SPF) Compression mode : Lossy Stream size : 7.90 MiB (100%) Service kind : Complete Main
2 I changed the out on Voukoder to Transport Stream TS and that works, which is at 44.1Khz Media Info:
General ID : 1 (0x1) Complete name : B:\TEMP TEST\OLD\3pm 2022 January 30th Hip Hop Pop VP18.ts Format : MPEG-TS File size : 10.2 MiB Duration : 5 min 45 s Overall bit rate mode : Variable Overall bit rate : 248 kb/s
Audio ID : 256 (0x100) Menu ID : 1 (0x1) Format : AC-3 Format/Info : Audio Coding 3 Commercial name : Dolby Digital Codec ID : 129 Duration : 5 min 45 s Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 192 kb/s Channel(s) : 2 channels Channel layout : L R Sampling rate : 44.1 kHz Frame rate : 28.711 FPS (1536 SPF) Compression mode : Lossy Stream size : 7.90 MiB (78%) Service kind : Complete Main
I see AC-3 as a render option in VEGAS Pro 19. The "Pro" options have been removed but the I still see AC-3 and AC-3 AGC On.
You could also just render to WAV and let DVDA compress it to AC-3. Personally, I just usually output the audio in the MPG2 file and let DVDA convert it.
I di that this time as the program was only 70 minutes, but I will be guessing what bit rates to use to get a video onto DVD-A depending on its duration, as I have all this sorted. Plus the extra conversion time.
DVD-A still complaining the file size is to large , but go ahead if you want to on 3.8Gb size file.
Here's a step-by-step for VP17. For VP1* just change the number.
1. Copy the C:\Program Files\Sony\Vegas Pro 13.0\FileIO Plug-Ins\ac3plug\ folder (or ac3plug folder from old Sound Forge) to C:\Program Files\VEGAS\VEGAS Pro 17.0\FileIO Plug-Ins\ (if you have the Magix VP13 build 545 then the folder location may be different)
2. Copy C:\Program Files\VEGAS\VEGAS Pro 17.0\Release-x64.fio2007-config to your Documents folder or somewhere you have full write permissions.
3. Add a line to the top of the file in a text editor such as Notepad so it looks like this:
[FileIO Plug-Ins] ac3plug=FileIO Plug-Ins\ac3plug\ac3plug.dll ac3studioplug=FileIO Plug-Ins\ac3studioplug\ac3studioplug.dll aifplug=FileIO Plug-Ins\aifplug\aifplug.dll ..... 4. Copy the edited Release-x64.fio2007-config back to C:\Program Files\VEGAS\VEGAS Pro 17.0, overwriting the original version.
1. You need DVD Architect installed for either this or the old workaround to function.
Another technique is to upload your 5.1 audio as wav to YouTube . Youtube will encode both AC3 and Enhanced AC3 audio tracks. If your destination was Youtube then job is done, if it wasn't you can then download either of the surround tracks and append o to the video file using something like shutter encoder. I haven't tried this, it should work, but would need to check timings. Using voukoder would seem best unless you want an Enhanced AC3 track
EDIT: I had a look at Voukoder audio settings, it does every surround sound audio setting under the sun, no need for YT