running sony vegas movie studio on linux

By neilsteve.99 ·
could the linux mint pc be a dedicated movie editing rig running sony vegas? i've heard that vegas is designed especially for windows...
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by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to running sony vegas movie ...

No it will not run on a Linux System.

Vegas Movie Studio is a Windows Only program specifically written to run on Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista??? SP2, or Windows 7 not any other platform. It will not run on any other version of Windows either it has to be one of the listed versions. So if you had XP SP2 it would not run on that you would have to upgrade to SP3 to allow it to work.

However saying that there are numerous other Linux Packages designed to run on a Linux Platform to do a similar job. You can not move any software to a platform it was not designed for at the moment. In the future there may be Cross Platform Applications but at the moment there are none.

The following Link may be useful to you for suitable software

http://www.techsupportalert .com/content/best-free-dvd-authoring-software.htm

Just remember to remove the space from between the techsupportalert and the .com for a working link.


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by dldorrance In reply to running sony vegas movie ...

According to this site , sony vegas movie studio does run on Ubuntu Linux (on which Mint Linux is based) in WINE, a program which (sort of) translates Windows programs to run on Linux. WINE is included in Mint Linux. The hitch is that it won't work 100%; some features work, some don't.

The primary OS here is Mint Linux, and Windows programs run in a virtual machine loaded with Windows as the virtual OS. Two free virtual machine programs are available online, VMware Player and Virtualbox.

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sony vegas on linux mint

by neilsteve.99 In reply to running sony vegas movie ...

thank you both for the information

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by rambof07 In reply to running sony vegas movie ...

Really it's great to know about it.

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