Okay, so no one here has ANY idea as to my problem? Not ONE SINGLE PERSON??? I'm starting to wonder what the point is of posting on this forum when no one even answers.
You've given very little information to go on. For all anyone knows you have a seriously underpowered PC with no soundcard (unlikely, but you've not given any background information).
Well, even if I gave "very little information to go on", I still don't see why no one replied. In fact if my post was lacking information (which clearly I was unaware of, otherwise I would have posted differently), then that was all the more reason for someone to post sooner, ASKING for this extra information.
As it turns out, I have an 8-core Mac Pro (early 2008) with 10 GB RAM. All the software is up-to-date. I thought that I posted this information when I registered on these forums, and so assumed it would appear automatically with the message. Needless to say, I didn't have time to check the post I made.
In any case, I have just managed to get Soundbooth to work without any problems (and that's a FIRST, believe me). So I suspect there's some software conflict, possibly with an open program.
Well, right away I can say I can't help with the Mac side as I'm PC myself.
These are user to user forums, I have to point out - although from time to time Adobe people voluntarily pop in and try to pick up on issues that other users can't help with, we can't rely on that. As as user I personally whizz through the forums looking for any issues where I can see right away what the solution is, but if I haven't got a clue, especially if the software is something I rarely use (Soundbooth) then I just quickly move on to the next topic, in the hope that someone who does know is coming along behind.
Anyway, I'm glad that it does seem basically to be working. If it stops again, I guess you'd have to start looking for patterns.
I am using a Mac Pro, 2x 2.8 G Xeon, with 4+Tb of disk space, lots of it free, 8Gb ram. I am having the same problem: that play does not properly function. sometimes i can "jog" it by moving the playback head cursor, but ofrten not. sometimes rebooting the application does not help.
I'm having the exact same problem on a mac in connection to editing audio from Adobe After Effects CS3. The only way to get Adobe Soundbooth to play audio again is to reboot the entire system. This is extremely frustrating as the whole point of dynamic link between the Adobe applications is lost.
Anybody have Soundflower installed? Apparently it conflicts big time with Sb.
I've never heard of Soundflower, so I don't think that's my problem.
I do have Soundflower installed (which is necessary when using certain applications like for example Airfoil) Could this really cause Adobe Soundbooth to behave in this way?
Cheers / Alex
Well I installed Airfoil several months ago. Could that be the cause?
Well, I will temporarily uninstall Airfoil (and all connected Soundflower drivers) , reboot and continue working with Adobe After Effects CS3 together with Soundbooth. If the problem goes away then we can pretty much narrow the problem down to the above.
To be continued...
Adobe forums are always sluggish for responses, Nicholas.
I'm on a Mac Pro too, with tons of memory, and I too have the problem often. Sometimes rebooting resolves the issue, or closing all other programs, but lately not even that will work.
Soundbooth is a pretty embarrassingly bad program, and a sorry replacement for Audition on Mac. Why Adobe did not make Audition for Mac is beyond me.
Hey Guys, had the same damn annoying problem.
First I messed with my setting in Soundbooth > Audio Hardware. Nothing.
Then I messed with my settings in Applications > Utilities > Audio MIDI > Aggregate Device Editor. Nothing.
I found after creating a new file and hitting Record the audio started working.
I don't think it was either of the first two things, .. I think it was the last thing.
I used Soundbooth off and on for a couple of years and then I had the same problem. Possibly because a client wanted to use another audio program which was installed and may have upset Soundbooth settings.
Back to Soundbooth and this seemed to get a result..
Check your ASIO settings and audio input is on. If you hit the record button this may prompt an error message that the input is not activated..
In the menu follow the following
> Audio Hardware
> Direct Sound Input Ports.
Make sure there is an input device selected with the check box in the first column.
I've had the same problem. (Running CS5 on a newer Mac Pro.) Holding shift at launch fixes it so thanks for the tip!