Do you have "Mute audio if preview is not real time" checked ?
Yes I do have that checked.
It plays AUDIO only preview correct. BUT, if I do a video+audio preview, the sound gets noisy, cut off or mute in the beginning.
Is your playback achieving a stable real time playback? I've seen playback stumble sometimes and, if it does, I would expect the audio to mute as you have told it to be muted when the playback isn't real time.
Yes it is playing real time playback. The mute function works well when it's not a real time playback.
After over 7 years of working with AE, I don't think this issue has anything to do with my workstation. It's a software bug. It was addressed by me and others in the forum before but still around.
It's a software bug. It was addressed by me and others in the forum before but still around.
Adobe employees may poke their heads in the forum on occasion, but this is technically a user-to-user forum. If you want an issue to be officially tracked and DEFINITELY seen by someone on the AE team, you'll need to file a bug report: Feature Request/Bug Report Form