problems with lagarith in VP12

larry-peter wrote on 4/25/2015, 11:34 AM
I've finally started using VP12 out of necessity - lots of P2 footage in a recent project - after several years of smooth sailing with 11. I am using build 770 on system 2 in my specs.

Timeline performance is great but I have not been able to successfully render to Lagarith avi. That's the only format I've found problems with. Attempting to modify a Lagarith preset template causes an immediate crash, as does selecting Lagarith while creating a new template. Attempting to render to an existing Lagarith template causes a freeze of sorts where the render progress bar appears but never progresses. All error reports point to the lagarith.dll.

I have reinstalled Lagarith, and at no time during this period have I had problems rendering to it in VP11or AfterEffects. All other third-party codecs, including MagicYUV work fine in 12 - so I have other intermediate solutions. Just wondering if others have seen this issue and solved it.


musicvid10 wrote on 4/25/2015, 12:26 PM
Lagarith causes problems with a few unrelated decoders; your experience is not the first I've heard.
UT codec works reliably here, and maybe even a bit faster.
larry-peter wrote on 4/25/2015, 12:55 PM
Thanks, musicvid10.
Magic YUV is a fine intermediate for my use, and I've had UT sitting in my downloads for 2 years without installing, so I'll try that too. It just boils down to old habits for me. I'll just proceed with what works. I too often get derailed by trying to figure out "why" something doesn't work instead of moving forward with what does.

But it SHOULD work... darn it.
musicvid10 wrote on 4/25/2015, 1:43 PM
Well, like so many things, Lagarith DID work.

PeterDuke wrote on 4/25/2015, 8:49 PM
I just did a test render of an AVCHD clip using Lagarith 1.3.27 and VP12-770. It rendered normally. You must have some conflict or breakage.
larry-peter wrote on 4/26/2015, 12:08 PM
Yeah, since I hadn't seen any posts of others with this problem, I'm sure it's my config. That's the same Lagarith version I'm using and it still works fine in other versions of Vegas as well as After Effects.

I've had an earlier unstable build of VP12 installed since it came out and just installed the latest build over it when this job came in. Probably should have uninstalled clean before upgrading. I'll give that a shot when I get this job out.

musicvid10 wrote on 4/26/2015, 12:20 PM
Lagarith has several options.
So there may be different combinations that break decoders down the line.
We can't use it in Handbrake (libav) until they get a patch confirmed.