I'm currently using Vegas Pro 14 and wasn't having any issues with it until a recent update with Windows 10. I had to reinstall after the update because it wouldn't let me use Windows Update; I actually had to use the Windows disk to perform the update.
Files that I had saved as Vegas files and rendered successfully prior to the update could no longer be opened. I'm getting the dreaded "error occurred while opening a codec" message. I tried some of the troubleshooting tips here including the nuclear option of a codec pack but nothing has solved the issue.
Here is the MediaArea information for a file I'm currently working with. If it helps, I can also add the info for files that I was able to use previously:
General Complete name : F:\Videos\The Blackwell Legacy\Part 1\Blackwell Legacy Part 1 Raw.avi Format : AVI Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave File size : 651 MiB Duration : 50 min 9 s Overall bit rate : 1 814 kb/s Writing application : Lavf54.6.100 Video ID : 0 Format : AVC Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec Format profile : Main@L3.1 Format settings : 1 Ref Frames Format settings, CABAC : No Format settings, Reference frames : 1 frame Format settings, GOP : M=1, N=40 Codec ID : H264 Duration : 50 min 8 s Bit rate : 1 482 kb/s Width : 720 pixels Height : 480 pixels Display aspect ratio : 3:2 Frame rate : 60.000 FPS Color space : YUV Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0 Bit depth : 8 bits Scan type : Progressive Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.071 Stream size : 532 MiB (82%) Color range : Limited Color primaries : BT.709 Transfer characteristics : sRGB/sYCC Matrix coefficients : BT.709 Audio ID : 1 Format : MPEG Audio Format version : Version 1 Format profile : Layer 3 Codec ID : 55 Codec ID/Hint : MP3 Duration : 50 min 9 s Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 320 kb/s Channel(s) : 2 channels Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz Compression mode : Lossy Stream size : 115 MiB (18%) Alignment : Aligned on interleaves Interleave, duration : 1000 ms (60.00 video frames) Interleave, preload duration : 984 ms Writing library : LAME3.99.5
These are the properties of the file through Vegas. There was no plugin info. Could that be part of my problem?
General Name: Blackwell Legacy Part 1 Raw.avi Folder: F:\Videos\The Blackwell Legacy\Part 1 Type: AVI File Size: 666.40 MB (682,396,516 bytes) Created: Sunday, August 18, 2019, 5:54:58 PM Modified: Sunday, August 18, 2019, 6:45:07 PM Accessed: Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 8:50:06 PM Attributes: Archive Other metadata Regions/markers: no Command markers: no Media manager Media tags: no
I used D3Dgear to record the footage. If it helps, I've uploaded a screenshot of the codec I'm using, as well as a list of available codecs.
Let me know if you need any additional information. Any advice/assistance would be greatly appreciated.