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

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matthias-krutz wrote on 3/12/2019, 5:50 AM

A WAV file can be added as background audio in menus and it will also play correctly. I think the bug is fixed.

 

Joelson-Forte wrote on 3/14/2019, 12:38 PM

Dvd Architect should have support for Blu-ray pop-up menus. This is the only resource I really miss. Unfortunately when I need this feature I have to use Adobe Encore. Maybe the development team will someday look at that question. It does not hurt to hope.

Shadow wrote on 3/24/2019, 10:17 AM

Unfortunately the DVD subtitle bug has still not been fixed: https://www.vegascreativesoftware.info/us/forum/dvd-architect-subtitle-stays-on-screen--111244/

arthur7 wrote on 3/27/2019, 9:42 AM

Well, does it or not support m-disc bluray of 50and 100 Gb disc? Also can it produce 4K bluray disc?

merlin-beedell wrote on 4/3/2019, 8:01 AM

When I click the link to download (VEGAS_DVD_Architect_7.0.0.100_INT_x86.exe), my browser says the File's Signature is not valid. Then when I ran it, after some appropriate Initialisation graphics - it failed.
First time it indicated that a required cab file could not be found. My previous install is now not available.
Second time it said: "The cabinet file 'DVDA70_help.cab' required for this installation is corrupt and cannot be used...".
I'll try downloading this release again.

And 3rd download says:
Source file not found: C:/users/mbeedell/AppData/Local/temp/SonyInstall_2/dvdarch70/sonyinstall_x86.dll

4th attempt - this time run from the Browser's Download list -> Run button. And IT COMPLETED! Weird or what?
- it still says the "The signature of <installer file> is corrupt or invalid."

"SonyInstall" - oh the good old days!

john-baker wrote on 4/3/2019, 9:15 AM

@merlin-beedell

Hi

Were you using Edge to download the installer file? If so this is/has been a common issue with Edge, I still have issues with running Edge despite trying all the 'fixes'.

I updated and installed with no issues yesterday using Firefox Quantum 66.0.2 (64bit) to download the installer.

HTH

John EB

Lateral thinking can get things done!

VPX, MEP Premium, MEP Pro Premium, Video Pro X4, MEP 2016, and earlier versions, Music Maker Premium, Music Maker 2016, 2015, DVD Architect 7 build 100..

Running Windows 10 64bit on Intel i7-8700K 3.2 GHz, 16Gb RAM, 1Tb + 2 x 2Tb internal HDD + 60Gb internal SSD, + 6 x 2Tb ext HDDs, Sony FDR-AX53 Video camera, Contour HD 1080 and Sony HDR-AS30V Sports cams.

PeterGatz-Birle wrote on 4/5/2019, 9:52 AM

I have some suggestios for Magix, to improve DVDA:
- A way to select a stronger border of BD subtitles. Actually it´s so thin, that you cannot see any border on the subtitles and cannot read in some scenes;

- When I play a DVD-Video authored on DVDA 6.0, in a LG or Philips BD player, the subtitles doesn´t go out and stay on screen until the next subtitle. I solve this problem, creating a black subtitle after any long subtitle, but it blinks before go out. That´s a big bug to solve;

- Optimize the BD build, that takes to much time to finish. Sometimes it take more time building a BD, than rendering the video on Vegas Pro :) ;

- Sometimes, in DVD-Video authrored, you select the END ACTION to go to a Playlist, but it doesn´t go, in some players.

Sorry about my poor English and thanks,

Peter

Shadow wrote on 4/6/2019, 8:17 PM

- When I play a DVD-Video authored on DVDA 6.0, in a LG or Philips BD player, the subtitles doesn´t go out and stay on screen until the next subtitle. I solve this problem, creating a black subtitle after any long subtitle, but it blinks before go out. That´s a big bug to solve;

As this bug has been around way too long, I doubt that Magix has any interest in ever solving this issue which makes DVDA pretty useless for DVDs with subtitles:

https://www.vegascreativesoftware.info/us/forum/dvd-architect-subtitle-stays-on-screen--111244/

mintyslippers wrote on 4/22/2019, 9:32 AM

Bug: Does not support AVC videos with a max bitrate of 40,000,000 or more... Which is the default that the MAGIX AVC format renders out in Vegas. Whoops!

Lowering the max bitrate in vegas to 39,000,000 or lower works fine. Not sure if DVDA needs to support this or if the Vegas boys need to change their templates to something lower.

gerdagerd wrote on 4/23/2019, 12:01 PM

Thanks for the unexpected update.
Sadly, the multi angle project preparation still crashes.
"DVDA stopped working..."

patrick-fitzgerald wrote on 4/25/2019, 8:47 PM

Thanks for the update. I see it is still limited to HD. Will you be adding 4K in the future? All my projects are now created using 4K and it would be great if I could burn to Blu-Ray. Right now I cannot use it.

ronald-e wrote on 5/7/2019, 3:36 PM

I use DVDArchitect a lot but would love it to prepare Bluray a lot faster. I have a Threadripper 1920 with 32G RAM and a 1080Ti GPU with 11G RAM. Currently using 5% CPU and 6% GPU and taking forever.

mintyslippers wrote on 5/9/2019, 1:46 PM

I use DVDArchitect a lot but would love it to prepare Bluray a lot faster. I have a Threadripper 1920 with 32G RAM and a 1080Ti GPU with 11G RAM. Currently using 5% CPU and 6% GPU and taking forever.

I doubt this will change any time soon. It's been an inneficient piece of software for all of time.

EricLNZ wrote on 5/18/2019, 6:15 AM

DVDA is only 32 bit software. I suspect with disc burning declining we may not get a 64 bit version?

arthur7 wrote on 6/21/2019, 5:58 PM

Is there any way to transfer my chapter markers into DVDA from Vegas when i export in MP4 format? If not what is a workaround solution since i do not export in MPEG2 format which keeps them as I frames?

EricLNZ wrote on 6/21/2019, 7:05 PM

MP4 isn't a DVD or Bu-ray accepted format? So it's not surprising the chapter markers aren't supported. Your mp4 files will get recompressed.

john-baker wrote on 6/24/2019, 12:05 PM

@arthur7

Hi

. . . . Is there any way to transfer my chapter markers into DVDA from Vegas when i export in MP4 format . . . .

In addition to @EricLNZ s comment I would like to add that I do not export video for DVDA with any chapter markers - I find it just as easy to add these in DVDA - and export as AVCHD file already prepared (Vegas has export settings for this) so DVDA does not have to re-render them, which can take a long while - I prefer AVCHD to MPEG-2, IMHO the encoding is much more efficient.

For the latest disc I have done - with 12 movies, intro movie, main menu and chapter menu the prepare and creation of the iso file took about 20 mins and the only renedering was the main menu and chapter menu - the AVCHD movies were copied into the iso file.

Additionally the above project had chapters that play the required chapter and then return to the chapter menu rather than continue to the end of the movie - method is described in the PDF manual and available under Help.

HTH

John EB

Lateral thinking can get things done!

VPX, MEP Premium, MEP Pro Premium, Video Pro X4, MEP 2016, and earlier versions, Music Maker Premium, Music Maker 2016, 2015, DVD Architect 7 build 100..

Running Windows 10 64bit on Intel i7-8700K 3.2 GHz, 16Gb RAM, 1Tb + 2 x 2Tb internal HDD + 60Gb internal SSD, + 6 x 2Tb ext HDDs, Sony FDR-AX53 Video camera, Contour HD 1080 and Sony HDR-AS30V Sports cams.

merlin-beedell wrote on 6/26/2019, 5:08 PM

Well I'm having a bad time with DVDA version 100. It has worked nicely on smaller DVD projects, but now i try a 2 hour show: it rendered in Vegas Pro creating a 5Gb .mpg & .ac3 pair. So to fit the DVD it needed re-rendering by DVDA to shrink it (an unnecessarily fiddly procedure). Now DVDA computes the re-rendered movie down to 400Mb - about 2 minutes of play then silence - and than 5 minutes in and the movie goes black too. This is the worst I have come across after several years with DVDA. I assume some maths has gone very wonky in the app.

I like the features in this ver100 over the standard features I got with Sony Vegas Studio's version - particularly picture crop & enhance.
And does anyone know why Vegas Standard includes DVDA, but Vegas Pro 16 (all 3 types) does not?

Things I would like:
1. The Menu navigation menu - to lock the positions of the menu items. It is too easy to move them by mistake. And an option to re-compute the navigation sequence in a few different ways (left to right then down like a snake, or in strict grid order).

2. The ability to select all image&text buttons and re-group each button pair so the text is centered below/to the right or left or above the image, separated by a gap (which could be -ve to overlap).

3. To have a template creation mode, where the background & buttons etc can be defined more clearly. Using a working menu page from your DVD is generally misses a few things.

 

merlin-beedell wrote on 6/27/2019, 5:52 AM

It looks like the Optimize data is not correctly flowing back to the application. no matter what I do, the Apps estimate size is much less than required and less than the computed amount in the Optimize dialog.

Please note that the Video source - created by Vegas Pro using the DVD render type - is on a USB Drive.

I am going to re-install DVDA to see if it makes any difference.

vkmast wrote on 6/27/2019, 3:14 PM

merlin-beedell wrote

does anyone know why Vegas Standard includes DVDA, but Vegas Pro 16 (all 3 types) does not?

Where did you get that info? Please see in both of the tables below under General (options): Blu-ray and DVD Disc™ Authoring software

https://www.vegascreativesoftware.com/us/vegas-pro/product-comparison/#productMenu

https://www.vegascreativesoftware.com/us/vegas-movie-studio/product-comparison/#productMenu

(And what is "Vegas Standard"?)

merlin-beedell wrote on 6/28/2019, 8:21 AM

Re: DVDA included in Vegas Pro - so sorry, my mistake. I purchased the "Pro Edit" edition that is the only one that does not include DVDA. Perhaps a combined comparison chart for both Studio and Pro editions would be useful too.

As for the DVD Creation issue that i previously mentioned.. DVDA reinstall did not help. So I re-rendered the movie from Vegas - only this time not as a MPG and AC3 pair but as .MP4 - Now DVDA completed the recompress and DVD creation without issue (in 44 minutes) this time the result was perfect - it has sound right to the end, the image buttons actually have images, and the other media is also included..

At least I now have a working method that overcome some weird issues. Phew!

darryl-k wrote on 7/10/2019, 9:59 PM

Hi All,

I just installed the latest build and everything seems to be working fine except I can no longer access all of the options in the Burn DVD dialog box. There is literally no way to access critical functions at the bottom and right side of the dialog box. Any help would be greatly appreciated as my project is now at a complete standstill. Thanks!

EricLNZ wrote on 7/10/2019, 11:24 PM

This has cropped up with Vegas Pro and VMS. It's something to do with your windows screen resolution. What is your screen size and what resolution percentage is it set on?

darryl-k wrote on 7/11/2019, 7:12 AM

I have a 34" LG 21:9 monitor and it's set to 3440x1440. I have font scaling at 100%. Thanks for your suggestion. I tried a number of resolutions, signing out between each, and still the same problem. I also tried running it on my laptop screen directly (Lenovo P72) and the same issue happens. This wasn't an issue with the previous build. Curious to know what has changed?