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  • sony vegas can’t handle anything except wmvs properly

    Posted by Johnny Chevy on July 11, 2023 at 5:36 pm

    Is there a reason for this? Is there something I can do with my computer to fix that? I noticed that I can work with mp4s that are x264, but with x265s it’s too slow. It takes a while for the frame i’m on to show up on the preview. And it can’t handle anything else like movs. I’m working on a pc.

    Johnny Chevy replied 10 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Hector Vera

    July 11, 2023 at 8:16 pm

    Sounds like you may have to install certain codecs that should allow you to use other file formats within Vegas Pro. There was a time that it did not even read MP4 files and I had to download a codec for vegas Pro seperately in order for Vegas Pro to accept those file formats.

    So perhaps this video can help if you need Vegas to accept .MOV files:

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  • Johnny Chevy

    July 12, 2023 at 3:35 am

    Thanks. That should take care of the mov files. but which codecs should I download that you were talking about for mp4s?

  • Aivis Zons

    July 13, 2023 at 2:17 am

    x265 are not too edit friendly with Vegas Pro, older versions especially. Upgrading to a newer version might help, but not guaranteed. You can try a trial version of Vegas Pro 20 and see if it works any better.

    You can try and change some settings, which might improve your playback. Go into Options -> Preferences -> File I/O and enable any hardware decoding options you have, see if that helps. Also at the bottom there should be settings for “Hardware Decoder To Use” – try changing it to your GPU if it isn’t already.

    If everything fails then one workaround is to convert these video files to another file format (like h264 for example) with something like Handbrake.

    I’m pretty sure there are no codecs to install to fix x265 or x264 for that matter in Vegas – not a thing.

  • Johnny Chevy

    July 15, 2023 at 1:48 am


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