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I've completed my edit in Sony Vegas and I'm ready to create my DVD. The question now is, how?
Do I render my video file as an AVI using my Lagarith codec and then convert it to mpeg? Do I render out the audio channels separately? The goal is a dual layer 5.1 audio dvd. I'll be building the DVD with DVD lab pro.
Who has some directions for me? :)
 

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there are plenty of guides here on DVD Lab pro, so do some reading first. To get started, I recommend rendering your edit to lagarith AVI from Vegas, and using an encoder (The Film Machine with HQ Enc is a good free one, or CCE for pay) to make DVD compliant streams. Then have fun with Lab Pro to author it.
 

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It's not DVD Lab where my problem lies, it's what to do with my files in Vegas to even get started.

When I render the AVI do I include the audio, or am I just rendering the video?
If I'm rendering the audio with the video, is there a specific order the tracks need to be in on my composition to ensure proper translation into 5.1?
If rendering the audio separately, do I render each track out as a mono track or can vegas render them out as a 5.1 track, and if so, what order do they need to be in in the composition?

I've been going through the DVD authoring forum, but so far everything I find assumes this knowledge already and is starrting later in the process.
 

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Look in the Fanediting Applications forum.
 

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as Frink said, there are lots of topics (especially for Vegas) that cover this in the Fanediting Applications forum.

The CliffsNotes version:
-render video from Vegas to lagarith AVI
-render audio from Vegas to DVD-compliant 5.1 AC3 stream
-convert lagarith AVI to DVD-compliant mpg video stream (m2v) using a high quality encoder (CCE, HQ Enc, TMPGEnc, etc.)

you now have DVD compliant audio and video streams to work with in your authoring program.
 
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