im new to after effects and trying to get the basics eg audio for starters.help in simple terms would be great!
That's the best resource I know of for beginners in AE. The resources cover audio previews and LOTS of other things that'll bite your butt if you don't know them.
For testing purposes, try transcoding your file to WAV before you import it to AE to eliminate any possible issues.
1. Where are you looking for "wave lengths" after dragging in your song? If you put your song in a composition, select the audio layer, and press LL on your keyboard, do you see waveforms then?
2. What, exact, steps are you taking here? Where are you going to render? What buttons are you pressing?
3. Screenshot please
4. No. Use WAV files - at least for troubleshooting purposes.
i actually was missing the sound icon on the song which brings up the wave lengths, and this seemed to fix my RAM preview problem (this which i called it rendering above by accident) after that then i had a problem with the speed of the song but i looked it up and i just had to change my frame rate to auto . so for now i think im ok
thanks for your response tho cause i literally found out my problem seconds before your reply and i would of been asking you more if i hadnt .
Glad you got it!