I have scoured the boards for this and I can't seem to find an answer. My system is working fine, but since the new preview function, (previously known as "RAM Preview") has been implemented every time I render a preview the system "blips" the audio, frame by frame, as it renders. It's like it's trying to play everything back at 1 or 2 FPS, including the audio. This is supremely annoying when you have a fairly long render with audio necessary for the playback, especially with a client in the room attempting to make a phone call while the system blurts out "EPP...EPP...EPP...EPP" for a few minutes wile the timeline bar is turning green.
Obviously, you can manually mute the machine while the render is happening but is there any way to revert back to the way RAM Preview worked? In other words, to cache all frames before attempting audio playback?
Apologies if I missed this in either the preference settings or the boards.
What is the version of After Effects that you are using?
If you are on CC 2015 go to After Effects>Prefernces>Previews and check the option that says "Mute Audio when Previews is not real time"
That was it! I was looking for it under "Video Preview" instead. You have just made my day!
Thanks much Vinay!