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Re: Sony Vegas 8 Unable to Run on Vista?

Posted by Ken Maltby on 02/01/08 04:32

"T.B." <> wrote in message
> "PTravel" <> wrote in message
>> "T.B." <> wrote in message
>> news:47a2358d$0$30712$
>>>I recently bought Sony Vegas Studio 8 specifically because it's
>>>advertised as being Windows Vista compatible, plus I have an older
>>>version of Vegas and for the most part, really liked the software and had
>>>few if any problems with it.
>>> However, once I installed the software, it fails to initiallize, and
>>> crashes as it's loading the "audio engine." I updated the software to
>>> the latest version (8.0c) with no change in the problem. I spent much of
>>> a day earlier this week going back and forth with a Sony tech trying to
>>> solve the problem, doing things like uninstalling *all* Sony Creative
>>> software and installed vegas first, disabling all but the most
>>> essential processes running in task manager and disabling my sound card
>>> drivers. No effect.
>>> FWIW, my pc is a HPm9040, 32 bit, running Vista Home Premium. I have
>>> the latest version of Quicktime, my version of Vista is completly up to
>>> date, there's no memory, hard drive, hardware or software or *any* other
>>> obvious issues that would cause this sort of problem. It should also be
>>> mentioned that the latest versions of Sony's Soundforge and DVD
>>> Architect seems to run fine.
>>> By reading many other threads on several a/v forums, I can see that my
>>> problem of Vegas 8 crashing during application start-up under Windows
>>> Vista is far from an isolated case. Some people with similar problems
>>> with Vegas 8 on Vista found that by "switching out" the "aviplug.dll,"
>>> that solves the problem but not in my case:
>>> I specifically bought this new version of Vegas because it said on the
>>> box it was Vista compatible. Obviously, it's not judging by the number
>>> of customers with the same problem.
>>> Does anyone have a solution for this issue yet?
>> For what it's worth, it runs fine on my Vista Business-equipped laptop.
>> I haven't used it much yet, however -- I'm still a Premiere Pro person.
> I guess that kind of dovetails into what may be my next question even if
> it moves away from the reason I posted here.
> I really liked the older versions of Sony Vegas that I've used 'til the
> present, and I'm considering the jump to Premier. I'm not doing any HD
> video for at least the next year or so, it's all standard def NTSC simple
> stereo. However, I do a lot of precise editing and fairly involved
> graphics including some blue/green screen chroma key that I simply don't
> find the ability to do in other sub $150 video editing programs like
> Pinnacle Studio.

> Basically, should I consider just going with Premier or is there another
> option I may be missing? And if Premier is the next step up from Vegas 8,
> are there any serious issues running with Windows Vista? I generally have
> found all other Adobe software to be virtually problem free on Vista and
> I'm assuming Premier is as well.
> T.B.



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