3 Replies Latest reply on May 7, 2013 12:13 PM by Pensuliwen

    After Effects CS6 Audio Preview Issue


      I am completely baffled on this one. The audio preview function in After Effects isn't working at all, whether I try to play the sound on its own or within a composition. I tried importing another file and applying a tone effect to a layer, neither of those played either.


      I have checked everything I can think of. Sound on the clip is enabled, the waveforms look like they should. The sound works fine when I open the file with another program. I tried playing it with and without headphones plugged in with the volume all the way up, still nothing.

      Screen Shot 2013-05-07 at 1.19.31 PM.png

      Whether I scrub through holding ctrl, hit (.) or use RAM preview, no sound comes out.

      Screen Shot 2013-05-07 at 1.29.31 PM.png

      Audio preview is enabled.

      Screen Shot 2013-05-07 at 1.21.31 PM.png

      Visually the audio levels fluctuate here as they should, but no actual sound comes out. Mute isn't on, as you can see there. Here is the file itself:

      Screen Shot 2013-05-07 at 1.20.17 PM.png

      When I tried rendering, the sound WAS there in the output file. It's just previewing any sound within AE that isn't working. I need to sync sound and animation for this project so this is pretty debilitating as far as my work goes. I closed AE, restarted, etc., nothing changed. It seems like there must be some place that audio preview isn't enabled but I am out of ideas and no fixes I found on the forum so far have helped. If anyone has any ideas I'd be very grateful to hear them.