Not sure what exactly is going on here -- the sound plays perfectly during the preview at the top of the screen--but when I click "Publish and Share" and try to create an .mp4, the video plays perfectly, but part of the sound drops out, and always in the same places -- Strangely enough, it was working on my system before! So I don't know what happened to make it not work.
When I create just an audio file -- an .AAC -- same thing happens. part of the audio drops out, again in the same places. But it plays just fine during the preview.
Once in awhile when I try to make this .mp4 I will also get: "Error compiling movie -- unknown error"
That could be the same problem, or a different problem entirely -- not sure.
Here's what I tried so far:
-Removing all effects from the film
-Erased all .mp3s from my timeline, still the sound drops out
-Completely erased one half of my film from the timeline (reasoning there was a corrupt clip in the front half causing some type of global problem)
-Completely erased the other half of my film from the timeline
-Downloaded and installed the latest drivers for my video card
-Looks like I already have the most recent sound card drivers
-Moved the scratch disk to a different directory, erased all the preview files -- causing it to have to recreate them
-and Reboots aplenty
Then I took an old version of an .AAC I had (back when it worked in its entirety)-- passed it into another program I have - Audacity -- and converted it into an .mp3. This .mp3 works fine on my media players.
I went into PE11, stripped all the sound out and replaced it with this single .mp3. The .mp3 works in the preview, but when I created it as an .AAC file -- it has no sound at all. For my next attempt, I found a tool on the internet to convert .mp3s to .AAC and tried to use that .AAC version instead of the .mp3. In PE11 -- when I try to output an .AAC (which is the format it was already in!), or an .mp3, it creates a file with no sound.
What would cause the sound to work in the preview, but not when it is output to a file?
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 @ 3.00 GHz
DirectX Version: DX9.0c
Windows XP Pro
Sound: Creative SB X-Fi
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5700
Thanks in advance!