I have started using after effects, but am unable to get the audio working. I have tried using RAM preview, letting it play all the way through, but it just loops without the audio. I have also tried pressing the period and/or 0 on the num keyboard, and still nothing. When I try to preview the sound only by pressing "period", the audio panel says I am getting audio, but I cannot here it through my speakers. My speakers are working fine by the way (they are not muted or anything).
Thank you for your help.
Glad you think AE's worth your time to learn. But AE comes with its own set of things you need to know before you can do useful stuff. So go here:
Blow it off at your peril, even if you only want to do one thing that seems simple to you.
It sounds to me like you just have not set up your audio hardware preferences in After Effects such that they are targeting your speakers.
Yes I made sure that the audio is coming through the speakers