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  • error while rendering

    Posted by Barend Jasper on April 15, 2005 at 5:34 am

    Ladies, gentlemen,

    I’m sorry if this topic has been tackled recently. The thing is the I’m encountering a rather nasty problem when rendering my video and the client is waiting.

    When rendering the video (85 min’s long) it stops half way and generates the following message:

    “An error occurred while creating the media file ***.mpg.

    The reason for the error could not be determined.”

    The first time it stopped half way. I changed the bitrate settings to constant in stead of variable 4,2 mil, but then it stopped after 15%.

    Does anyone have any idea what could be going on here?

    Thanks a million in advance for your help and wisdom,

    Barend Jasper

    Mahesh Upadhyaya replied 18 years, 5 months ago 4 Members · 15 Replies
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  • Stephen Mann

    April 15, 2005 at 8:37 am

    Sounds like you’re running out of disk space.

  • Barend Jasper

    April 15, 2005 at 12:34 pm

    Thanks for replying Steve. I have 139 GB of hard disk available, so that’s not the issue here. Any other ideas?


    Barend Jasper

  • Mahesh Upadhyaya

    April 15, 2005 at 1:29 pm

    I am having the same problem since I upgraded to 5.0d. My render stops at around 140Mb.
    I am using windows 2000 service pack 4.


  • Barend Jasper

    April 15, 2005 at 3:43 pm

    Hi Mahesh,

    I read your posts on the Sony forum. Did you manage to identify the the source of the problem? I have also recently upgraded to 5.0d. I am starting to regret this. What does Sony say?

    Barend Jasper

  • Mahesh Upadhyaya

    April 15, 2005 at 4:03 pm

    Hi Barend
    No, I have not been able to identify the problem – except that it’s 5.0d. I reported the problem to Sony Support but as yet I have not had a response.

    I have 2 problems with V5. When I upgraded to 5.0b, I started getting occassional PTT problems which I can live with. The advice was upgrade to 5.0d. Now I cannot render to MPEG – that I cannot live with.
    See posts here at

    I am going to wait for V6 to see if Sony has actually addressed bugs or just gone for more bells-n-whistles.

    If its later, I intend to revert to 5.0a.


  • Yoyodyne

    April 15, 2005 at 9:22 pm

    I’ve got the same problem – on two different computers. I have done everything I can think of (and everything Sony support has told me to do) and still get this very error message when trying to render to mpeg 2 using 5d – 5b worked fine.

    I am very anxiously awaiting Vegas 6 – I sure hope this issue is addressed.

  • Mahesh Upadhyaya

    April 15, 2005 at 9:43 pm

    I am very anxiously awaiting Vegas 6 – I sure hope this issue is addressed.
    I sure wish I could share your optimism.


  • Barend Jasper

    April 16, 2005 at 10:28 pm

    Are we the only ones with this problem? I never had this problem with 5.0b, though that version didn’t support my Matsushita DVD burner. 5.0d does, but now I’ve got no mpeg files to burn…

    Is everyone else happily rendering to mpeg with VV 5.0d?

    What advise did Sony give you? And what do you tell your clients? “Sony’s working on it, could you wait a bit longer please?”


  • Mahesh Upadhyaya

    April 16, 2005 at 11:09 pm

    Judging by the ephoria going on in the forums about the impending V6 release, yes, we are the only three in the whole wide world with a problem!
    I am in the lucky position because I still have V4 and that renders nicely.
    I thought it was my OS, W2k SP4. I do not know what OS you are using Barend but Yoyodyne is using XP so it cannot be the OS.

    I wonder what else is common?


  • Barend Jasper

    April 16, 2005 at 11:30 pm

    Windows XP Pro. I rendered plenty of videos before, using 5.0b.

    I’m now rendering to DV-Pal AVI, and then I’ll render to MPEG2. Hope that works. Depressing. What a waste of time and energy.


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