VEGAS DVD Architect Update 3 (build 100) - General Discussion

MathiasH wrote on 3/5/2019, 4:10 AM

Hi everybody,

We have released VEGAS DVD Architect Update 3 (build 100). Please give us your feedback in this thread.

If you already have build 100 or earlier installed, there is no need to uninstall it. The build 100 will overwrite your installation and retain your settings. Your computer will need to be online for activation after the update.

Official announcement with Patch Notes

VEGAS DVD Architect (build 100) installer

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EricLNZ wrote on 3/5/2019, 5:06 AM

An unexpected surprise. Thank you.

j-v wrote on 3/5/2019, 5:37 AM

In Movie Studio Pl the rendered files send to DVDA now correctly open those files in a DVDA 7 project.ūüĎć

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mervynj wrote on 3/6/2019, 2:41 AM

This is good, but I am confused. My previous Architect is labeled DVD Architect Pro, Version 6.0 (Build 237)

But I didn't look at it before I installed this new build 100.

When I installed the new build 100, it told me there was an older version and it would upgrade it, so I answered yes.

The old shortcut on my desktop still loads DVD Architect Pro, Version 6.0 (Build 237)

The new shortcut in the menu loads DVD Architect, Build 100. No Pro, No version number.

Is it actually newer and better than V6.0 (build 237) ?

Marco. wrote on 3/6/2019, 3:07 AM

It is version 7.

pioneer109 wrote on 3/6/2019, 3:37 AM

How do check whether I have version 6 or 7? I looked at the about screen and it just says build 67.

 

EricLNZ wrote on 3/6/2019, 4:27 AM

Unfortunately it's confusing John as it doesn't tell you. Go to your C;\Program Files (x86)\Vegas\DVD Architect and look for the exe file.If it's "dvdarch70.exe" then you have DVDA7.

vkmast wrote on 3/6/2019, 6:39 AM

Build 67 is an earlier build of VEGAS DVD Architect (sometimes referred to as version 7) from MAGIX. The SCS/Sony versions were named DVD Architect Pro (6.0 last) and DVD Architect Studio (5.0 last), All those versions are separate installations. DVD A (7) build 100 overwrites the earlier build installed (54, 67, or 84).

Note also that online Help files may not be quite correct. (E.g. Introduction states "What's new in version 6.0".)

 

mervynj wrote on 3/6/2019, 6:53 AM

OK I understand now. Yes when I look in c:\Program Files, my original is in a Sony folder and is DVD Architect Pro version 6.

In the Magix folder there is dvdarch70.exe and the file properties show that it is version 7 (Build 100)

Why can't those properties be shown in the 'About DVD Architect'? That would save the confusion.

Thanks averyone for the feedback.

 

vkmast wrote on 3/6/2019, 7:36 AM

@mervynj wrote

in the Magix folder there is dvdarch70.exe and the file properties show that it is version 7 (Build 100)

Why can't those properties be shown in the 'About DVD Architect'?

See my screenshots above.

pioneer109 wrote on 3/6/2019, 8:41 AM

Thanks to all for their help with my query all sorted now ver 7 undated to build 100. Cheers John

Cameraman1955 wrote on 3/7/2019, 1:24 AM

I have DVD A version 6 , is this update free for older versions or do I have to buy a new licence ?

EricLNZ wrote on 3/7/2019, 1:38 AM

I have DVD A version 6 , is this update free for older versions or do I have to buy a new licence ?

It appears from mervynj's post near the top of this thread that it will update 6 to 7 which surprises me. Try it and you will find out. It's only a relatively small download and presumably will tell you if it cannot update your version.

Cameraman1955 wrote on 3/7/2019, 2:11 AM

Yes Eric I am abit surprised too, you can't buy an upgrade to 7 only a full version of 7. I already have Vegas Pro 16 edit, that's without DVD-A so I use DVD-A 6 what I get with Vegas Pro 13 in the past.

vkmast wrote on 3/7/2019, 2:17 AM

There may be an inaccuracy in mervynj's first comment. In his later comment he said he has now both DVD A Pro 6 and Vegas DVD A (7). Installing Vegas DVD A (7) or its updates has never updated my DVD A Pro 6.0, DVD A Pro 5.2, or DVD A Studio 5.0. When I updated to Vegas DVD A (7) build 100, it did overwrite my previous build #84 of Vegas DVD A (7). As expected. Every version of DVD A has a different serial number in My Products on my Magix Account. Please tell us as well if it does update your DVD A P 6 to Vegas DVD A (7).

Note that you'll get the same Vegas DVD A (7), listed at $99.99 (new purchase), with VMS 16 Platinum, listed at $79.99 (new purchase). Not sure that you'd need it if you have DVD A Pro 6 (and Vegas Pro 13 and 14).

j-v wrote on 3/7/2019, 9:17 AM

I think the confusion of @mervynj was because in the new version he did not see a version number.
Cause: Since version 7 there is only one version of the program in stead of also the "DVD Architect Studio" version of it besides the so called "DVD Architect Pro in the Sony period.

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vkmast wrote on 3/7/2019, 12:39 PM

j-v is of course right and the text regarding the use of the words "version" and "update" in the Installation wizard start screen is certainly confusing.

"An earlier version" does not refer to an earlier build of a version. If you have an earlier build of the current version installed it does "update" within the same version number. If you have an earlier version the wizard does not "update" or upgrade either. It installs the new version (which is an "upgrade",not an "update") but leaves any old version intact. The updates are usually free whereas the upgrades are not.

 

mervynj wrote on 3/8/2019, 12:35 AM

I think the confusion of @mervynj was because in the new version he did not see a version number.
Cause: Since version 7 there is only one version of the program in stead of also the "DVD Architect Studio" version of it besides the so called "DVD Architect Pro in the Sony period.

I think I know what happened. I have ver 6 from the Sony Vegas 13 original installation.

Then I would have had ver 7 when i upgraded to Magix Vegas Pro v 14, which is in a different folder.
If I ever used it after v14, I probably just used the shortcut to the DVDA 6 from the Sony Vegas install.

So the upgrade simply upgraded Version 7 that I never knew I had. :-)

Clear as mud eh. All good though.

 

EricLNZ wrote on 3/8/2019, 12:51 AM

Thanks Merv, mystery solved and we can safely say V6 doesn't get updated to V7.

Joelson. wrote on 3/9/2019, 5:50 PM

The DVD Architect 7.0 Help file may leave some users confused because he have not been updated. It's still as version 6.0

vkmast wrote on 3/9/2019, 6:23 PM

The DVD Architect 7.0 Help file may leave some users confused because he have not been updated. It's still as version 6.0

Unfortunately mostly only slightly modified. This has been mentioned a few times, e.g. earlier in this thread.

robin-how wrote on 3/9/2019, 7:25 PM

Hi all,
Any reason why 1080p 25fps isn't in the list of supported formats - only 1080i? Am I missing something?

EricLNZ wrote on 3/10/2019, 4:57 AM

From memory 1080p in either 25 or 50 fps isn't part of the Blu-ray specs hence it's not included. Only 1080 50i.

Nick Hope wrote on 3/10/2019, 10:22 PM

In 2012, DVDA 6 introduced a bug whereby a WAV file cannot be used as background audio in a menu. As far as I know there's never been a documented fix for that, and it is what kept me at DVDA 5.2 for my DVD projects since that. Anyone know if the bug still exists?

arthur7 wrote on 3/11/2019, 1:45 PM

Does it support Bluray 50 or 100 GBs now??