I’m trying to render a sequence containing a few strips in the Sequence editor, and trying to render with sound for the first time. I know most people have serious problems with this, and I can only play back multiplexed mp4 Audio/Video files with FFplay, not Quicktime. Regardless, I think FFMpeg is lagging behind Blender’s rendering capability, because I can render the first 50% (approx.) of a video coming from an AVS script, and then it begins to slow down, or output solid green frames, and then Blender crashes entirely.
I really don’t think it’s that much to ask to be able to render a video that I can already play back in real time (either the raw AVCHD file or the AVS script), am I doing something wrong? I know this is a very specific case, but I think other people have had success rendering video from AVCHD to AVISynth to Blender, considering that there’s a well-kept wiki for BlenderAVC.
I’m using Blender 2.48 (2.49 crashes even faster) on Windows Vista 64, with whatever version of FFMpeg comes with BlenderAVC.