After much playing around, and with some help from people on this forum, I was finally able to create a blu-ray slide show, with photos and videos, on a blu-ray disc using Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum. And, in fact, the slide show, on blu-ray, looks very nice. The markers work in allowing me to skip ahead, but there is no menu.
So I tried to create a blu-ray slide show with menus using DVD-A, but have had no luck. I think I have tried pretty much everything I can think of, but nothing works. When I use Vegas MS to create the slide show and then invoke DVD-A with the Make A Movie -> Blu-Ray With Menus DVD-A starts and gives me all the options, but the re-rending dies before it can write the file with the error code 0x80131604. When I do a Vegas MS rendering to file and then try to import the media into DVD-A the same thing happens - the project dies before it can write the blu-ray disk with the same error code.
I googled the error code and found a knowledgebase article about installing an update to .NET framework 4, but even after I followed the instructions, uninstalled DVD-A, installed the update and re-installed DVD-A, I got exactly the same error.
I have submitted the problem to Tech Support, but have heard nothing back. Has anyone successfully created a mixed photo/video blu-ray slide show with menus using Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 and DVD-A? I do not have the Pro version as that is way out of my budget.
If it matters I am working on a Dell XPS 15, 8GB of main memory and lots of free disk space. I know my blu-ray burner is working because I could create a blu-ray disc using Cyberlink's PowerDirector 8, but that output does not look as good as the output from Vegas Movie Studio (without menus).