To make short "experimental" into DVDs is wasteful and I'd prefer to put them on the HDD; then burn a "collection", however I've had little success doing this. I just let the software do what it likes (regarding files/formats etc,), although I have created a folder "renders" -so I know where to find them.
Today I burnt a 2min DVD which plays OK, although the Edit went wrong and I'd not spotted it (yes in 2min-how could I miss it!!!), so I corrected it and Rendered to HDD...using the setting Vegas wanted, apart from the FIle location as described above.
This is what Vegas Studio v10 is using: (under "Make Movie"/"Save to Hard Disc"....)
File Path: K:/VegasFolder/Renders/"movie name"(dot)avi
Format: Video for windows .avi
Description: HD 1080-50i, using Sony YUV codec. OpenDML compatible.
Audio: 48,000 Hz, 16 Bit, Stereo, PCM
Video: 25 fps, 1920x1080 Upper field first, YUV
Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.000
-The resulting file won't play using WMM-HC and using WMM (which is slightly more-forgiving), it plays with the sound track stuttering, although the video is good as expected.
My PC ought to be fast enough to play, although I've had lip-sync issues in the past....2-core 2.7GHz Win7-32-bit 4G RAM - plenty SATA HDD unused...and 500M graphics.