I am still dealing with an earlier problem, namely, the sound tracks on my MPEGs do not appear in the Studio 17 timeline, which means that my movies come out silent. However, these MPEGs do have sound. According to MediaInfo, the audio on them is AC-3. I am using Movie Studio 17.0, Build 178, running on an HP desktop with Windows 11. The original MPEGs were made on a SONY Model DCR-SX45 Video Camera Recorder. They play just fine in Windows Media Player, but in Movie Studio 17 the sound track ribbon is just blank.
The MediaInfo file follows:
General Complete name : D:\Videos\M2U03870.MPG Format : MPEG-PS File size : 9.03 MiB Duration : 13 s 514 ms Overall bit rate mode : Variable Overall bit rate : 5 606 kb/s Video ID : 224 (0xE0) Format : MPEG Video Format version : Version 2 Format profile : Main@Main Format settings : CustomMatrix / BVOP Format settings, BVOP : Yes Format settings, Matrix : Custom Format settings, GOP : M=3, N=15 Format settings, picture structure : Frame Duration : 13 s 514 ms Bit rate mode : Variable Bit rate : 5 238 kb/s Maximum bit rate : 9 100 kb/s Width : 720 pixels Height : 480 pixels Display aspect ratio : 16:9 Frame rate : 29.970 (30000/1001) FPS Standard : NTSC Color space : YUV Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0 Bit depth : 8 bits Scan type : Interlaced Scan order : Top Field First Compression mode : Lossy Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.506 Time code of first frame : 00:00:00:00 Time code source : Group of pictures header GOP, Open/Closed : Closed Stream size : 8.44 MiB (93%) Audio ID : 189 (0xBD)-128 (0x80) Format : AC-3 Format/Info : Audio Coding 3 Commercial name : Dolby Digital Muxing mode : DVD-Video Duration : 13 s 504 ms Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 256 kb/s Channel(s) : 2 channels Channel layout : L R Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz Frame rate : 31.250 FPS (1536 SPF) Compression mode : Lossy Stream size : 422 KiB (5%) Service kind : Complete Main
The Vegas File Properties information follows:
General Name: 20160905125700.mpg Folder: C:\Users\Charles Wolf\Desktop\INPUTCLERK\Videos Type: MainConcept MPEG-2 Size: 20.51 MB (21,004,288 bytes) Created: Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 4:59:04 PM Modified: Friday, November 25, 2016, 11:30:41 PM Accessed: Monday, August 1, 2022, 3:26:58 PM Attributes: Archive Streams Video: 00:00:29.530, 29.970 fps interlaced, 720x480x32, MPEG-2 ACID information ACID chunk: no Stretch chunk: no Stretch list: no Stretch info2: no Beat markers: no Detected beats: no Other metadata Regions/markers: no Command markers: no Media manager Media tags: no Plug-In Name: mcplug2.dll Folder: C:\Program Files\VEGAS\Movie Studio 17.0\FileIO Plug-Ins\mcplug2 Format: MainConcept MPEG-2 Version: Version 17.0 (Build 178) Company: MAGIX Computer Products Intl. Co.
Can someone suggest a solution? I have never had this kind of problem with earlier versions of Vegas. If this cannot be resolved, I will have to de-install this version and look for another product, as I cannot have my movies be all silent!