Any Sony Vegas experts here?

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  1. PearceYaussy

    PearceYaussy Registered

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    I am getting frustrated. I am trying to use Tim Wheatley's recommended settings to encode from Vegas for YouTube, which requires the H.264 codec. I downloaded and installed the codec and did everything I was supposed to, and copied his settings exactly, but when I try to render I get:

    "An error occured while creating the media file ****.avi. No compatible video codec was found."

    I have looked around and can't seem to find a solution anywhere. I ended up using Sony AVC which looks wonderful after encoding, but YouTube screws it all up.

    Any ideas?
     
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    This is a workaround, but you might be able to convert the .avi file to .wmv with any free converter to see if it at least temporarily works. I haven't used Vegas in several years so I can't help with codec problems. I do find it strange that .avi won't work though.
     
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    I've been using Tim's method too...i was having the same issue using the deblocking switches he has in the codec configuration page...once i removed those it worked fine
     
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    Last time I messed around with Vegas and H.264 I didn't really have any luck...
    I'll try it again now though and see what happens.

    BTW can any of you please link to Tim's settings?
    I thought I had bookmarked it but now I can't find it. :D
     
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    I am trying to encode to AVI. My source videos are MP4 created by shadowplay. Maybe the source files have something to do with it?
     
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    Yep. Already tried that, and no luck.

    And yes, I did disable resample for every clip.
     
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    Thanks! :)

    I just basically followed this guy's instructions and everything went a-okay, no errors:



    The video came out looking quite horrible though, using his settings.
    I'll try to use Tim's settings now and see what comes of it.

    BTW I'm using the same source video as you, captured with Shadowplay.
    I may switch over and use FRAPS instead, to see if there's a significant difference.
     
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    Urgh, Youtube absolutely butchered the video...
    The rendered video looks awesome on my machine, then it goes on the Tube and it looks like puke.

    No clue. :confused:
     
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    I did exactly what he did and still get the error.
     
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    another thing that popped up (and caused th codec not found error) was i needed to install only the 64 bit version of the codec on my 64 bit machine...
     
  12. PearceYaussy

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    Well, Sony AVC looks decent on youtube, so I guess I'll just stick with that for now. Maybe Tim's settings worked in 2012, but YouTube has changed a lot since then and probably uses a whole new compression method. I suppose if I wanted a 500gb file and wanted to wait 3 days for a video to upload and process I would just upload uncompressed video, because I've read that gives the best result, but I don't have that much disk space, or patience lol.
     
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    Well well. You da man! I uninstalled the codec, installed ONLY the 64 bit version, got rid of the deblock -2 -1 command and it works. Yayyy :D
     
  14. 88mphTim

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    Deblock command you probably entered incorrectly. It's a double dash at the start:
    --deblock -2:-1
     
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    :D....@Tim the way he put it is the way you have it if you look at your page...will try it the other way
     
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    I have wandered away to other codecs, etc, now and then, always come back to those in that post, not found anything better yet.
     
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    it really does make abig difference in the quality - thanks for sharing that info
     
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    I thought so too, but then I looked closer. Unless he just corrected it 5 minutes ago lol
     
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    88mphTim I'm new here Staff Member

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    I've made the same mistake the first 10 or so times I formatted my PC. I use the post to setup my render profiles and got the same error message, until I remembered to put the --

    Wordpress (my site runs on) actually used to change it to
     
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    You tried Tim's settings? I just tried his settings and it looks amazing (by YouTube standards)
     

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