What type of Audio files do you have in your Comp ? If they are Mp3 try to convert them to Wav or Aiff,
Try to purge All memory bedore rendering
edit -> purge -> all memory
When exporting from AE , set your Audion output in the rendering settings to "on" instead of Auto
Thanks for you response. 100% of the time audio files in my comps are 48kHz/24bit or 16bit/ stereo WAV.
Purging memory did not help.
Also tried to change audio output format to mpeg - did not help either.
Audio "on" instead of "auto" is a setting that matters only if I render in AE not in ME (or am I wrong here?). Once rendered in AE files (uncompressed or compressed movs) turn out ok. I believe this is a problem of ME.
I'll try to create a new preset and see if ME likes it better and get back here with results.
Creating a preset from scratch did not help either.
Another thing I tried was to render a sequence in AE at lossless settings mov. Then droped it into ME and encoded to a needed format with a new preset. The result came out as expected with audio file being perfect. This leads us to a thought that the problem is somewhere in the bridge between AE and ME. Right?
Yes. It's a bug the AE team is aware of. They are working of a bug fix, but it wouldn't hurt to file a bug report too.
There are a couple of workarounds for now.
Either render from AE's render queue (which is what I do all the time anyway) and then take your intermediate file into the Adobe Media Encoder to create your deliverable.
Or make your composition a few seconds longer, but keep the work area trimmed where you want your video to end. When that is sent to AME, it works fine.
Thanks for heads up and the advice on workaround. I'll file in the bug report. Glad someone is working on that bug - hope it'll be fixed soon.