This isn't actually AMV related but uses the same tools and is hopefully is a quick question. I'm trying to edit a short video out of an h264 MP4 using Premiere Pro 2.0.
Premiere won't read the MP4 file extension, but if I rename the file as an AVI it will load in Premiere and work correctly - except that every few seconds the video degrades and does that swimming colors thing for a few seconds. However, if I load the video as an AVIsynth script, there are no quality problems, but the video skips severely during scrubbing and playback, particularly when I edit it in any way. It doesn't (usually) skip when I export it, but it's so screwy in Premiere I can't really edit it.
Is there anything I can do to get it to play reliably without having to re-encode the source file?