Vegas 20.0 Crashing while rendering

Dylan-Brecka wrote on 2/6/2023, 10:07 AM

I am trying to render longer videos: 10 hours each. Every time i have rendered it fails. Vegas stops working. The rendering stops at random intervals. this is the last error message i got

I am having this same issue as well its a 10 hour video that will not render. I have tried countless times sometimes it stops at 30%, 50% or the last 81%.

Problem Description:

Application Name: Vegas Pro

Application Version: Version 20.0 (Build 326)

Fault Process Details

Process Path: C:\PRogram Files\VEGAS\VEGAS Pro 20.0\vegas200.exe

Process Version: Version 20.0 (Build 326)

Process Description: Vegas Pro

Process Image Date: 2023-01-16 (Mon Jan 16) 22:03:24

My specs for my system are:

System Name: DESKTOP-2IKT7NP
[System Summary]

Item    Value    
OS Name    Microsoft Windows 11 Home    
Version    10.0.22621 Build 22621    
Other OS Description     Not Available    
OS Manufacturer    Microsoft Corporation    
System Name    DESKTOP-2IKT7NP    
System Manufacturer    Dell Inc.    
System Model    G5 5090    
System Type    x64-based PC    
System SKU    0947    
Processor    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9400 CPU @ 2.90GHz, 2904 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 6 Logical Processor(s)    
BIOS Version/Date    Dell Inc. 1.16.0, 2022-09-14    
SMBIOS Version    3.1    
Embedded Controller Version    255.255    
BIOS Mode    UEFI    
BaseBoard Manufacturer    Dell Inc.    
BaseBoard Product    0DXJD9    
BaseBoard Version    A00    
Platform Role    Desktop    
Secure Boot State    On    
PCR7 Configuration    Elevation Required to View    
Windows Directory    C:\WINDOWS    
System Directory    C:\WINDOWS\system32    
Boot Device    \Device\HarddiskVolume1    
Locale    United States    
Hardware Abstraction Layer    Version = "10.0.22621.819"    
User Name    DESKTOP-2IKT7NP\Dylan    
Time Zone    Eastern Standard Time    
Installed Physical Memory (RAM)    24.0 GB    
Total Physical Memory    23.9 GB    
Available Physical Memory    12.3 GB    
Total Virtual Memory    30.5 GB    
Available Virtual Memory    7.07 GB    
Page File Space    6.69 GB    
Page File    C:\pagefile.sys    
Kernel DMA Protection    Off    
I am frustrated on what is happening. I have seen so many different threads with no resolution to my issue.


j-v wrote on 2/6/2023, 10:24 AM

For help we need more:
- Screenshot of Options/Preferences/Video before starting to render
- Media info of your sourcefiles following:
- Render-to location plus amount available free space on that location

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Dylan-Brecka wrote on 2/6/2023, 10:26 AM
my audio:

Complete name                            : C:\Users\Dylan\Downloads\nature_fire_burning_crackle_fireplace.mp3
Format                                   : MPEG Audio
File size                                : 1.67 MiB
Duration                                 : 1 min 9 s
Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable
Overall bit rate                         : 201 kb/s
Performer                                : Sage Tyrtle
Encoded by                               : Sound Grinder 3.5.5
Writing library                          : LAME3.98r

Format                                   : MPEG Audio
Format version                           : Version 1
Format profile                           : Layer 3
Format settings                          : Joint stereo / MS Stereo
Duration                                 : 1 min 9 s
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Bit rate                                 : 201 kb/s
Minimum bit rate                         : 32.0 kb/s
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
Frame rate                               : 41.667 FPS (1152 SPF)
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Stream size                              : 1.66 MiB (100%)
Writing library                          : LAME3.98r
Encoding settings                        : -m j -V 2 -q 2 -lowpass 18.6 --vbr-old -b 32

my video

Complete name                            : C:\Users\Dylan\Downloads\Pexels Videos 970176.mp4
Format                                   : MPEG-4
Format profile                           : Base Media / Version 2
Codec ID                                 : mp42 (mp42/mp41/isom/avc1)
File size                                : 36.7 MiB
Duration                                 : 58 s 367 ms
Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable
Overall bit rate                         : 5 270 kb/s
Encoded date                             : UTC 2018-03-28 09:04:59
Tagged date                              : UTC 2018-03-28 09:04:59

ID                                       : 1
Format                                   : AVC
Format/Info                              : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                           : High@L4
Format settings                          : CABAC / 5 Ref Frames
Format settings, CABAC                   : Yes
Format settings, Reference frames        : 5 frames
Codec ID                                 : avc1
Codec ID/Info                            : Advanced Video Coding
Duration                                 : 58 s 348 ms
Bit rate                                 : 5 000 kb/s
Width                                    : 1 920 pixels
Height                                   : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9
Frame rate mode                          : Constant
Frame rate                               : 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Scan type                                : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.101
Stream size                              : 34.9 MiB (95%)
Writing library                          : x264 core 155 r10 7d0ff22
Encoding settings                        : cabac=1 / ref=5 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=hex / subme=8 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=34 / lookahead_threads=5 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / stitchable=1 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=infinite / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=50 / rc=2pass / mbtree=1 / bitrate=5000 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=5 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / vbv_maxrate=5500 / vbv_bufsize=15000 / nal_hrd=none / filler=0 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
Encoded date                             : UTC 2018-03-28 09:04:59
Tagged date                              : UTC 2018-03-28 09:04:59
Color range                              : Limited
Color primaries                          : BT.709
Transfer characteristics                 : BT.709
Matrix coefficients                      : BT.709
Codec configuration box                  : avcC

ID                                       : 2
Format                                   : AAC LC
Format/Info                              : Advanced Audio Codec Low Complexity
Codec ID                                 : mp4a-40-2
Duration                                 : 58 s 367 ms
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Bit rate                                 : 256 kb/s
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Channel layout                           : L R
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
Frame rate                               : 46.875 FPS (1024 SPF)
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Stream size                              : 1.78 MiB (5%)
Encoded date                             : UTC 2018-03-28 09:04:59
Tagged date                              : UTC 2018-03-28 09:04:59
  Name: Pexels Videos 970176.mp4
  Folder: C:\Users\Dylan\Downloads
  Type: AVC
  Size: 37.54 MB (38,445,657 bytes)
  Created: Thursday, February 2, 2023, 11:38:38 AM
  Modified: Thursday, February 2, 2023, 11:38:40 AM
  Accessed: Monday, February 6, 2023, 1:07:12 PM
  Attributes: Archive

  Video: 00:00:58.350, 23.976 fps progressive, 1920x1080x32, AVC
  Audio: 00:00:58.350, 48,000 Hz, Stereo, AAC

  [TCFM]: 18

ACID information
  ACID chunk: no
  Stretch chunk: no
  Stretch list: no
  Stretch info2: no
  Beat markers: no
  Detected beats: no

Other metadata
  Regions/markers: no
  Command markers: no

Media manager
  Media tags: no

  Name: so4compoundplug.dll
  Folder: C:\Program Files\VEGAS\VEGAS Pro 20.0\FileIO Plug-Ins\so4compoundplug
  Format: AVC
  Version: Version 1.0 (Build 8532)
  Company: MAGIX Computer Products Intl. Co.
  Name: nature_fire_burning_crackle_fireplace.mp3
  Folder: C:\Users\Dylan\Downloads
  Type: MP3 Audio
  Size: 1.71 MB (1,746,120 bytes)
  Created: Thursday, February 2, 2023, 9:59:23 AM
  Modified: Thursday, February 2, 2023, 9:59:24 AM
  Accessed: Monday, February 6, 2023, 1:07:12 PM
  Attributes: Archive

  Audio: 00:01:09.336, VBR, 48,000 Hz, Stereo, MPEG Layer-3

  [TENC]: Sound Grinder 3.5.5
  Artist: Sage Tyrtle

ACID information
  ACID chunk: no
  Stretch chunk: no
  Stretch list: no
  Stretch info2: no
  Beat markers: no
  Detected beats: no

Other metadata
  Regions/markers: no
  Command markers: no

Media manager
  Media tags: no

  Name: mp3plug2.dll
  Folder: C:\Program Files\VEGAS\VEGAS Pro 20.0\FileIO Plug-Ins\mp3plug2
  Format: MP3 Audio
  Version: Version 3.0a (Build 18)
  Company: MAGIX Computer Products Intl. Co.

as for space i have more than enough 145GB free and file size is 34GB

Illusion wrote on 2/6/2023, 12:30 PM

I know it is not the solution to the root cause of the problem, just a workaround to get you going. As your video is 10h long, I would render it in pieces and join them together at the end, without re-encoding. Here is what I would do

1- Define regions on your timeline, 1 per hour or whatever chunk you know will render to the end. Next region must start where the previous finishes. To create a region you do a time selection on the timeline and press R.

2- Select first region (right click on green marker)

3- Render video only by ensuring "Render Loop Region" is ticked and untick Include Audio from render template. Give each region a sequential name (Region1.mp4, Region2,mp4)

4- Render all your regions this way.

5- Collapse the loop region, or select your entire timeline or untick "Render Loop Region" and render the audio only using Wave. Select the sample rate/width to match your timeline.

6- Merge your video using Shutter Encoder Drop your video files in the file box. Select Merge from the choose function. This will lossless stitch the files together without re-encoding.

7- Mux audio in using Shutter Encoder. Clear Shutter encoder from previous step. Drop the merge video file and the audio file for your entire project. Choose the function Replace Audio. Select the desired audio codec (AAC in my case). This will encode the audio from uncompressed PCM to AAC and will mux it with video in a single file.


If ever you have to retouch your 10h video file in the future, this workflow will allow you to re-encode only the portion that you edit without having to re-render the whole 10h.


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Dylan-Brecka wrote on 2/6/2023, 4:20 PM

Thanks Illusion i gave it a shot. 2% render and failed

Problem Description
   Application Name:    VEGAS Pro
   Application Version: Version 20.0 (Build 326)

Fault Process Details
   Process Path:        C:\Program Files\VEGAS\VEGAS Pro 20.0\vegas200.exe
   Process Version:     Version 20.0 (Build 326)
   Process Description: VEGAS Pro
   Process Image Date:  2023-01-16 (Mon Jan 16) 22:03:24


andyrpsmith wrote on 2/6/2023, 5:16 PM

Two other options to Try:

1) Render without the NVENC to see if it finishes (1hour)

2) Try Voukoder which has NVENC option and is usually rock solid.

Dylan-Brecka wrote on 2/6/2023, 5:38 PM

i was already rendering without NVENC with no luck.

andyrpsmith wrote on 2/6/2023, 5:53 PM

Try Voukoder, it's free

Dylan-Brecka wrote on 2/6/2023, 7:17 PM

ill try it now.

Dylan-Brecka wrote on 2/7/2023, 12:49 PM

Voukoder worked for the one video i was able to do. I am hoping it fixed it with the next video i need to render as Voukoder Rendered alot faster. (approximately half the time to render).

andyrpsmith wrote on 2/8/2023, 1:44 PM

Voukoder has many options to play with. You may wish to test a few out and use a quality factor tool to compare rendered with original. Happy Otter has a QF tool built in.