I've bumped into a problem with Smart Renderer 5. There's this video clip that I've pulled in and which I've edited (taken out portions).

But when I go to Format it, I get the following message: "There is no Smart Render-able clip in the Source. It is necessary to add one clip that can be smart rendered at least."

The original was an flv file. Here were the video stats that I got on the file in the VLC player:

Codec: H264 - MPEG-4 AVC (part 10) (avc1)
Resolution: 1280x738
Display Resolution: 1280x720
Frame Rate: 29.970389
Decoded format: Planar 4:2:0 YUV

And here were the audio stats from VLC:

Codec: MPEG AAC Audio (mp4a)
Channels: Stereo
Sample rate: 48000 HZ

When I recontain as a copy in mp4 with XMedia Recode, Windows Media Player reports that the video plays back at 1937 Kbps and, according to XMedia Recode, the audio plays back at 108 Kbps, for a combined playback speed of 2045 Kbps.

There was another peculiarity with the file. While it played back fine in VLC, it played back at double-speed in the GOM player.

I've been using Smart Renderer 5 for similar projects for about two weeks and this is the first time I've encountered this specific problem.

But I have encountered one other Smart Renderer 5 problem that may be related. I've bumped into one or two .ts files where pulling them into Smart Renderer would result in altered stats. Specifically, these were files that played back at 29.97 fps but, when pulled into Smart Renderer 5, the ap would see the files as playing back at 59.94 fps. Then, when I went to render it in Smart Renderer 5, and requested a Smart Rendering analysis, SR5 displayed the whole timeline in red, meaning it was going to re-render the whole thing, no smart render at all. ??!! That happened twice to me and I figured out a workaround. I recontained the ts files in XMedia Recode as copies in mp4 files and Smart Renderer 5 then handled the files fine.

I tried the same thing here, recontaining the original flv file in XMedia Recode as copies in an mp4 file but no dice: Still the same "No Smart Render-able clip" message in Smart Renderer 5, and still the double-speed playback in the GOM player.

I then tried demuxing into two separate audio and video mp4 files in XMedia Recode. When I did that, GOM played back the video file at the correct speed, but was still playing back the audio file at double-speed. Pulling the video only file into SR5 got the same No Smart Render-able clip message.

I then remuxed the two files in tsMuxer; well, that fixed the double-speed playback problem in GOM (go figure!), but still no dice with SR5. I then tried recontaining the tsMuxer result as an MP4 copy in XMedia Recode. That accomplished nothing; still no dice in SR5 (and the double-speed problem then returned in the GOM player!).

Any ideas? Thanks! (I am aware that there is software out there that can serve as an alternative to Smart Renderer 5; but so far I've been happy with SR5's free trial performance and, just as important, its price! So if there's any way that you know of that I can make this work with SR5, that would be great.)