No MP3 Rendering Options in Vegas 20

Simon-Rundell wrote on 12/9/2022, 5:27 AM

I am sure this has been covered by many others, but searching the forum does not reveal anything.

I have just reinstalled my Vegas 20 (under the 365 Subscription) and do not have an option for MP3 Rendering, a format I use a lot. I tried inserting an MP3 into a project, sort of expecting Vegas to obtain an MP3 licence and enable it, but all it plays is noise.

MP3 files play in Windows Media Play (W11 and Legacy Versions) and VLC so I must have the MP3 codecs on the system.

What is the solution to enable it please?


RogerS wrote on 12/9/2022, 5:41 AM

MP3 isn't something that has to be enabled. If a given file won't play it may be due to its particular characteristics. Some advice on that here.

For rendering you have a video or audio file on the timeline that Vegas can play? Then you went to render as and scrolled down below Mainconcept MPEG-2 to MP3 audio? Is MP3 not there? Are filters off (upper right?)

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Simon-Rundell wrote on 12/9/2022, 10:03 AM

Nope. Filters are off. Fresh install. Fully licensed product. Import MP3 and will not play in Vegas.

Simon-Rundell wrote on 12/11/2022, 2:12 AM


On your desktop, go to the Vegas Shortcut (or Go to C:\Program Files\VEGAS\) and hold down Ctrl-Shift aand Open/Double-Click the Main Vegas .exe.

It will ask you if you want to reset preferences and clear cache - say YES and then it will include MP3 Import and Rendering

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Derg wrote on 3/12/2023, 10:53 AM

This solution worked. Thank you!

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