Overwrite MP3 is an empty file

billvo wrote on 1/16/2018, 3:16 PM

Experiencing a bug when RE-rendering to an mp3 file.

First, I render a bit of the timeline to mp3. Then later maybe I need to make a level change or something and want to rerender to the same file. Of course, it prompts me that I'm overwriting this file name, and I confirm that's OK. It then writes a new file that has absolutely no audio in it. It has length but no content.

I have to first delete the original file and then render.

I'm using Vegas 15.0 Build 261.

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Marco. wrote on 1/16/2018, 3:27 PM

I can't repro here, it works fine. But I remember this issue has been mentioned several times in the last years. Did you try to search for similar topics here in the forum? Maybe there already was kind of solution.

billvo wrote on 1/17/2018, 10:51 AM

Nick, thanks for the link to the earlier discussion. Don't know if I should continue here or there. Never had this problem with earlier Vegas versions, although this is the first version of V15 I've used.

This seems to happen with various flavors of mp3, at least the ones I use. It does not happen with wav or other files.

Of course, I can just delete the original file and then render. It's just an inconvenience.

Marco. wrote on 1/17/2018, 11:09 AM

Just to be sure: Could you attach a screenshot of your render window used for the MP3 output?

billvo wrote on 1/17/2018, 2:43 PM

 

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Is this what you mean, Marco?

flyerstl wrote on 1/18/2018, 11:23 AM

As a good rule of mine in order to keep things organized, I always render to a new file with a subsequent name/number (i.e. Vers_B or something), then once satisfied, rename it properly. This way, if you ever need to go back to an older version for some reason, you will/may still have it. This doesn't solve the technical issue you described, but it would fix your issue.

billvo wrote on 1/20/2018, 6:52 AM

Thanks, flyerstl. I will sometimes keep various versions as you describe, but in many cases, I don't need versions. My work around now is to browse for the file, right click and delete, and then hit render. Either way it's just an annoying extra step. Hopefully they'll fix it in a subsequent release.

j.cloninger wrote on 1/20/2018, 4:03 PM

This same thing happened to me for the first time ever today. Strange. Deleted the original file and it worked.

15 build 261

NickHope wrote on 1/20/2018, 11:46 PM

It's still working normally for me.

Marco. wrote on 1/21/2018, 5:51 AM

"Is this what you mean, Marco?"

Almost. Seems like you use a custom preset, so it'd be about the actual render settings which can't be seen on the screenshot. I tested given presets which could be similar to yours to see if maybe a certain setting causes this issue but I still can't repro here.

billvo wrote on 1/22/2018, 9:25 AM

"Is this what you mean, Marco?"

Almost. Seems like you use a custom preset, so it'd be about the actual render settings which can't be seen on the screenshot. I tested given presets which could be similar to yours to see if maybe a certain setting causes this issue but I still can't repro here.

Hi Marco,

What you're seeing in my screenshot above is my Render As box with the Filter On showing two favorites. Yes, ONE is a custom preset. In screenshot below, I am showing all of the MP3 possibilities.

As a test, I rendered the file in all the mp3 presets available. In each case, I:

  • Rendered to a file
  • Opened it in Sound Forge and verified there was audio
  • Re-rendered to the same file and confirmed that I wanted to overwrite it.
  • Opened it again in Sound Forge and saw there was NO audio.

For each file type, I did a clean run by first deleting the old file. Then I followed the process described above. So it does not appear to have anything to do with the one custom preset.

Obviously some folks are experiencing this and others not, so I'm guessing it's some combination of hardware and software. As I said, it's not a show stopper; just an annoyance.

Cheers,

 

Bill

dennis-cook wrote on 3/25/2018, 2:24 PM

I'm experiencing the same bug. Not a show stopper, but it is a serious bug since it appears to be overwriting (asks to overwrite), renders (takes an appropriate time to be rendering a 1 hr radio show), indicates progress and completion, but renders a silent file.

I'm using: Windows 7 with latest updates. Vegas Pro 15.0 Build 261. Standard MP3-64 output. Local hard drive.

Screen shot attached.

I can write a new .mp3 file OK, but overwriting yields a silent file.

I can render a .wav file and then open it in Sound Forge and overwrite the .mp3 file just fine.

Happy to help examine in more depth or test possible fixes.

Clamarc wrote on 2/28/2019, 7:45 AM

I can write a new .mp3 file OK, but overwriting yields a silent file.

I can render a .wav file and then open it in Sound Forge and overwrite the .mp3 file just fine.

Happy to help examine in more depth or test possible fixes.

Hello
After almost a year of this topic, could anyone tell me if this bug has been resolved? ... I have Vegas 16.0 build 248 running on Win 10 Pro 1803 build 17134.590 and the problem still occurs!

Has this issue been resolved, or can someone render overwriter without problems?

Thank's,

Clamarc

rraud wrote on 2/28/2019, 9:42 AM

The latest build (361) exhibits the same behavior. A work-around is easy though, just append the file name.

Submit a support request at https://support2.magix.com/customer/en/vegas/form , including as much detailed information as you can. If enough users submit a report, maybe Magix will take notice.