Sony Vegas v6.0 combines real-time SD, DV, and HDV video editing with unrivaled audio tools to provide the ultimate all-in-one environment for creative professionals — high-definition and high-fidelity. With its unique, visual approach to digital video and audio production, Vegas delivers tremendous power, incredible speed, and maximum productivity in an uncomplicated, efficient platform.
Sony Vegas v6.0 also uses 156 megabytes of hard-drive space, but it only needs 6. Imagine the possibilities; editing video on the fly, like a fly. The NSIS-based launcher is still in development, but after a recent update from Ryan McCue on my Photoshop thread, I have the distinct feeling that both of these apps will be well running soon.
This time, to explain the process, I'm just going to tell you what you need to run Vegas.
Program Files\Sony\Vegas\ -> vegas60.exe Interop.VegasCOM.dll sfcdi.dll sfcdx.dll sfs4rw.dll sfscsi.dll sfspti2.dll sfspti.dll Sony.Vegas.dll vegas60k.dll keyboard.ini
UPXed, those will take up only 5.56 MB of hard-disk space. This is all you need to run Vegas, but to have a truly functional kick-butt file-supporting version running, you're going to want to include the 'FileIO Plug-Ins' directory.
Program Files\Sony\Vegas\FileIO Plug-Ins\ -> aifplug\aifplug.dll aviplug\aviplug.dll gifplug\gifplug.dll oggplug\oggplug.dll qt5plug\qt5plug.dll rm9plug\rm9plug.dll sctplug\sctplug.dll sflgaplg\sflgaplg.dll sfpaplug\sfpaplug.dll stl2plg\stl2plg.dll swfplug\swfplug.dll vduplug\vduplug.dll wavplug\wavplug.dll wmfplug3\wmfplug3.dll
UPXed, those will take up only 10.7 MB of hard-disk space, totaling 16.3 MB of hard-disk space; not too shabby. The two most important ones to keep are 'aviplug.dll' and 'stlplg.dll'. 'aviplug.dll' allows you Import and Export: Video for Windows (*.avi). 'stl2plg.dll' allows you to import: Joint Picture Experts Group (*.jpg;*.jpe;*.jpeg), Photoshop (*.psd), Portable Network Graphic (*.png), TARGA (*.tga;*.targa), and Windows Bitmap (*.bmp;*.dib).
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sony Media Software\Vegas\6.0\License] "key1"="(your serial registration number with dashes)"
ISSUES: Vegas attempts to create and read from the following registry locations: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sony Media Software] and [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sony Media Software]. However, recent developments in portable application technology should provide a complete solution. Also, Vegas uses registered DLL files to call additional file support and video effect plugins, however the same solution just described would handle this as well.
Hopefully this post is complete. Perhaps this will provide the means to a working NSIS-based solution. Cheers.
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