What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?
Are you in Premiere Elements and trying to get playback of your Timeline video so that you see the video in the Edit Mode Monitor and hear audio through your computer sound system/speakers?
What are the properties of your audio, 1 channel, 2 channel, or 5.1 channel?, including file extension.
Or is that video/audio an export from your Premiere Elements that you are trying to get to play back from one of your computer players and the computer's sound system?
Looking forward to your follow up.
I'm using Elements 9. with windows 8. When I try to playback on my timeline, audio 1 (my Voice) comes through the left speaker and the soundtrack comes through both.
How do I go about finding the channels for the audio?
Could it have something to do with the external lav mic I plug into the videocam when I film?
Let us give this a try...
Premiere Elements 9.0/9.0.1 on Windows 8 64 bit
In the Premiere Elements workspace, Organize header
Click on Project in the row below the active Organize header
In Project Media, right click your file there and select Properties
In Properties, read what it shows for "Project Audio Format"
In the Premiere Elements workspace, Edit Header,
Click on Effect and select Audio Effects instead of Video Effects
In Audio Effects, select Fill Left and apply that to the clip with your voice.
Then determine how that comes through with your speakers.
We will be watching for your results.
There are several ways to determine the number of channels in your Audio, but probably the easiest, at this point, is to Dbl-click on that Audio Clip, to view it in the Source Monitor. Do you See two Waveforms, or only one?
Note: if you have Audio that is part of a Video file, i.e. both the Audio Stream and Video Stream are multiplexed into one file, then first Alt+click, to temporarily unlink the Audio from the Video, and Dbl-click on just the Audio portion of the Clip.
What Audio Track is your narration on, i.e. the one with your voice?
Open the Audio Mixer, and look at the Balance control for that Track. Is that centered?
From post #2
When I try to playback on my timeline, audio 1 (my Voice) comes through the left speaker and the soundtrack comes through both.
Thanks. I had missed that. Then I would look at the Balance of Audio Track 1, in the Audio Mixer.
Thanks so much for your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was as simple as drag and drop "Fill to the left" on each clip and now I can hear audio (voice) and soundtrack coming through both speakers. I was also able to play around with the other features and found "New Blue noise reducer" to remove some of the sshh.............sound in the background.
Thank you! You made my day!!
Thanks for the follow up and the opportunity to be of assistance with your project and the speakers matter.
We are glad that the suggestion in this thread helped you move forward in your project.