Play button not functioning

Roger Bansemer wrote on 10/13/2023, 8:33 AM

Turned on Vegas with a simple timeline and when I hit the space bar the video will not play. I can move the cursor location with the mouse but nothing will play. Don't think it's my keyboard because I'm typing this message and I can use other functions in Vegas like Ctrl-shift-Q to add a track. Hope someone can help. Thanks.


Jack S wrote on 10/13/2023, 8:44 AM

@Roger Bansemer Are you saying that the play buttons on the preview screen and the timeline don't function? Or is it just your spacebar?

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john_dennis wrote on 10/13/2023, 8:44 AM

Does this button work?

john_dennis wrote on 10/13/2023, 8:48 AM

Have you been in Options / Preferences

Roger Bansemer wrote on 10/13/2023, 8:56 AM

Neither button works nor does the spacebar for playing the events. Opened Vegas 20 and everything works! Preferences is unchecked with the spacebar option as well. Nothing I changed that I know of.

Roger Bansemer wrote on 10/13/2023, 9:58 AM

If all else fails @Roger Bansemer, try resetting.

When I pressed ctrl-shift and double clicked the vegas icon, it just opened vegas but did not bring to a reset screen. My vegas icon is on my taskbar. Don't know if that makes a difference.

RogerS wrote on 10/13/2023, 10:17 AM

You can't use the taskbar icon. As the instructions state use the desktop icon or find the program .exe in program files.

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Roger Bansemer wrote on 10/13/2023, 10:38 AM

That worked by resetting ! Thanks everyone for the quick replies.

David-Fairweather wrote on 12/2/2023, 4:34 AM

The option 'make spacebar play pause' is missing from the options in my version of V21 Pro. (Build 187) Has it been moved elaswhere? Has anyone else noticed this?

Dexcon wrote on 12/2/2023, 4:37 AM

The option 'make spacebar play pause' is missing from the options in my version of V21 Pro. (Build 187) Has it been moved elaswhere? Has anyone else noticed this?

@David-Fairweather  ... it's now a switchable button just below the Preview Window.

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