I'm having some incredibly frustrating problems with Vegas 8.0 at the moment - I'll try and include as much information as I can.
So basically, I had an old computer running Vegas 8.0, which I used to make photo slideshows with some cool effects. My projects weren't using video at all - just JPG files, some music in MP3 format, and a bit of text. Pretty simple.
I was able to render my projects in AVI format using the DivX codec without a problem - so I know it's possible.
I picked up a new computer recently - much, much more powerful and shinier than the old one. I've reinstalled the same Vegas software but for some reason I'm now having massive problems exporting my videos using just about any codec. I want to keep using the DivX one as it seemed to retain a good amount of picture quality without leading to ridiculous file sizes.
However, when I try and render my projects using the DivX codec now, I get the dreaded error message:
"An error occurred while converting with a codec."
Here are the project settings I'm using:
HDV 720-25p (1280x720, 25.000 fps)
Frame size: 800 x 450 (I wanted the 16:9 ration but with a smaller frame to cut down on file size)
Field Order: None (progressive scan)
Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1
Frame Rate: 25 (PAL)
When I render, I choose to save as an AVI file. I then click on the custom tab and choose the following settings under the Video tab:
Frame size: (use project settings)
Frame rate: 25 (PAL)
Field order: None (progressive scan)
Pixel aspect ratio: 1
Video format: DivX 6.8.5 Codec (4 Logical CPUs)
I check the boxes to interleave every frame and create an OpenDML (AVI Version 2.0) compatible file.
... so, is there something I'm doing wrong? Is there something in the settings I've missed that I need to do for my video to be rendered successfully? Do I need to update or change my DivX codec?