How do you know the right channel is empty? Can you see it on a waveform of the video?
If not, try playing the DVD on another device, such as your computer, and see if it makes a difference. It could be an issue with the playback of a home-burned DVD on your DVD player.
I agree with Steve, and would troubleshoot things in this order:
- Look at the Audio Track in PrE, and expand it vertically, to clearly see the Waveform Display. Is that showing a stereo Audio Stream?
- Open up the Exported/Shared file in an audio-editor, such as the great, free Audacity. Do you see a stereo Audio Stream there?
- If you can hear stereo in the Menu Audio, on your home theater system, this might be unnecessary, but I would check all cables/connections in the system, just to be sure.
As the Master Audio Track is stereo/2-channel, loosing one channel is very odd.
Thanks Steve and Bill,
coming back to both of you, I have the same error on another machine, for both the DVD and the WebDVD.
I dragged several of the output files into audacity, which shows the empty channel.
When I look at the waveform in PrE I can see a right and left channel.
hm... just fiddling around and found the Audio Mixer... which has my audio track's balance pulled to 100% left
that should be it... will see after rendering
*inserting default dumb user reply* "I do not recall changing this setting, I see it for the first time"
Yes, that will do it. You have a stereo/2-channel output Audio Stream, but one channel is 100% attenuated, so no signal.
Let us know if that fixes things.
yes, that worked - but I realized just now after several exports that I have to apply to every single scene *sigh*
Strange - my audio mixer was also 100% to the left, even though I would swear that I'd never touched og even seen it before.
Anyway, even though I now put it to the centre, I still have the sound coming only from the left channel in the exported video. Replaying it within PrE works fine with 2-channel sound.