I got so fed up the long render times on some effect-intense videos (an 8 min video to DVD took 1hr40 on my dual-core machine) that I decided I would try Network rendering.
I installed Vegas on another PC I had lying round (2.2ghz laptop) and hooked it into the network. I put them onto the same workgroup and set up some shared folders and the relavent mappings, and on the host computer put in the name of the other computer in the "renderers" tab (and the status reported it to be ready).
I then tried a render, which appeared in the network render clients of both computers (which was good because it shows the computers were talking to each other), but on the laptop it failed due to some file-location error.
I think it failed because I had set up the file-mappings a bit wrong, but when I tried it again the task wouldn't appear on the laptop. I've fiddled for ages and tried countless numbers of things, but I still can't get it to work.
So the clients obviously can see each other because they can see each other's status, but whenever I start a render it only starts on the host PC, it doesn't appear on the laptop client (although it can see the status of the host PC as "working").
I can't see what I've done differently from the time it attempted to share it between the two computers, and now that its only rendering on the one PC.
Experts, please help!