Version 8 of Sony VEGAS Pro; released: 10 September 2007

Combines Vegas Pro 8, DVD Architect Pro 4.5, and Dolby Digital AC-3 encoding software. Improved HDV/SDI/XDCAM support.
Comes with ProType Titling technology, Multicamera editing tools, 32-bit floating point video processing.

Official status: superseded

Application Details:

Version: 8
License: Retail
URL: https://www.vegascreativesoftw...
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.3

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What works

##### Installing #####
UPDATED September 2011!!

  • Backup your current .wine directory before start installing!!
  • Open a terminal and type:

    winetricks corefonts fontfix msxml3 msxml6 dotnet2 directmusic directplay quartz vcrun2005 vcrun2008

  • If everything works and the same terminal:

    winetricks quicktime72

  • Now run Sony Vegas installer and stop it when showing the request of installation/downloading of Visual C++ 2005 Redistribuitable and .NET Framework 3
  • NOT close the installer!!
  • Now go to drive_c (or your wine dir installation) > Program Files > Sony Setup > Vegas Pro 8.0 and launch the msi Sony Vegas installer "vegas80_enu.msi" with the short command:

    wine start vegas80_enu.msi

  • From Program Files > Sony Setup > Vegas Pro 8.0 launch the file "vcredist_x86.exe"
  • Now you can close the installer
  • Sony Vegas require a Windows XP dll to work (implemented in Wine but it presents lacks), copy "msvfw32.dll" from Windows > System32 folder or download from the internet ( or similar websites) and paste to wine dir installation > System32 and set them to native
  • To set as native open winecfg ("wine winecfg") from terminal, go to "Libraries" and above "New override for library" type "msvfw32", click "Add" then click "Edit", check "Native (Windows)" and press "OK", click to "Apply" and close Wine Config
  • Install Sony Vegas Pro 8, register or try it using "Register from another computer" from the internet (direct registration over the internet still not work for a wininet/urlmon bug):
  • Run Sony Vegas Pro 8, enjoy and report issues to wine AppDB

What does not

##### Known issues #####

  • Sony Vegas start with the error: "An error occurred starting Sony Vegas. Failed to register with windows terminal services". UPDATE!! Go to Program Files > Sony > Vegas Pro 8.0 and edit the file "ErrorReportConfig.xml", at the line "enabled" change the value from "yes" to "no".
  • You can not drag the Video Preview and other elements of the main window
  • Sony ProType Titler is not working due to malfunction of some components of the .NET framework
  • With Compiz enabled the Startup screen, transparent images and icons have a black background. UPDATE!! Icons transparency now works fine, update Wine.
  • Problem with text alignment and break line in Sony Text Generator, other problem with Media generators 


What was not tested

  • Capture video in action
  • Scripting functions
  • Disc burning
  • Multicamera mode

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

- The folder "Program Files" can be localized in your language - Vegas requires also Windows Media Player to be able to export/import Windows Media video and audio, to get it: "winetricks wmp10" or install Windows Media Runtime redistributable. - Rendering works better then Windows virtualization! Many thanks to FirebUntU

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 03 20216.3Yes Yes YesGoldHomestar 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Sep 16 20183.16No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverTitan91 
ShowLinux Mint 17 "Qiana" x86_64Aug 12 20141.6.2Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 21 20131.7.8Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 14 20111.3.28No, but has workaround Yes Goldan anonymous user 

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