The Plug-in could not be run. with sony vegas 16. Help!

Caden-Reilly wrote on 6/11/2020, 8:52 PM

I am trying to add an effect to this audio and it says the plugin could not be run. one or more components required to run this plug in may be missing. if a hardware key (dongle) is required to operate this plug in, ensure that it is properly installed. the COM object failed to initialize. i really need help fast to fix this with sony vegas 16. my specs are : rtx 2060 6gb, 16gb ram, ryzen 5 1600 3.6 ghz


Dexcon wrote on 6/11/2020, 9:00 PM

There is no such product called SONY Vegas Pro 16. Please see:

If your Vegas Pro 16 has been legally bought and you want to continue with your issue on the forum, please provide more information as would be applicable as per:

Also, what precisely is the plugin that you are attempting to use?

Caden-Reilly wrote on 6/11/2020, 9:12 PM

my bad on the typo, it is vegas pro 16, i am trying to use the amplitude modulation, and the track eq, but none of the plugins work

Dexcon wrote on 6/11/2020, 9:45 PM

As amplitude modulation is a basic audio FX (i.e. not a 3rd party plugin), you should try the following to reset VP back to its basic just installed state:

Unfortunately, it will then be necessary to reset any custom settings/displays that are currently in place.

If that doesn't work - and in the absence of any other suggestions on the forum - the next move would be to uninstall and re-install Vegas Pro as what is missing for the plugin is almost certainly part of the installation process.

It doesn't look like VP's installer has a Repair selection - it requires an uninstall before a re-install can be actioned (I just tried it).


Caden-Reilly wrote on 6/11/2020, 9:52 PM

ok thank you for your help, 1 more quesstion, if i have to reinstall, will all my current projects that im working on be saved? or will they be deleted

Dexcon wrote on 6/11/2020, 10:28 PM

Uninstalling and re-installing will only affect the program itself, not your media files or the .veg project files as they should not be stored within the VEGAS C drive program file itself. As is always recommended, make sure that you have backup copies of all your media and project files stored elsewhere such as an external desktop HDD or portable HDD - preferably at least 2 copies at that. Just in case - but more for an event like an HDD failure or a power surge that kills the computer; or even an accidental deletion.

rraud wrote on 6/12/2020, 9:15 AM

When uninstalling, many folks use a third-party uninstaller like Revo Uninstall, which has the option to remove the old folders, reg entries and other old pertinent data, that could have originally caused a problem

As well, you may wish to save and copy your customized 'window layouts' (View menu) prior to uninstalling. I think flies are stored in "C:\Users\--user name--\AppData\Roaming\VEGAS Pro\16.0". ... (the AppData folder may be 'hidden')