[indent]“Failed to render a sample. Error: Windows DirectShow Audio: no decoder can handle the given audio file, or decoding failed (Internal Error: ‘Unable to determine duration of the audio stream.’).”[/indent]
Was this a former dynamic (variable bitrate) encoded Mp3? The Windows decoder is not capable of correctly calculating the complete time of these mp3 files.
If you in this case submit the sample as a constant bitrate mp3 or you simply decode it to WAV prior to loading into Renoise, i suspect the problem is over.
I would vote for Renoise to translate the complete mp3 to WAV and does an internal recalculation of the sample-size / time itself rather than relying on Windows decoder.