Also what kind of camcorder did your original footage come from? The chief cause of missing audio is an audio codec problem with the source file. Video from a DVD, for instance.
Codec: 0x0162 (Windows Media Audio 0 Professional) VBR
Info: 0x01 96000Hz 440 kb/s tot (2 chnls)
1 Stat: Status Undetermined.
By the way - GSpot crashed when I tried a "Proposed Codec Solutions and Tests" and clicked the 1 under MS A/V.
I didn't document all the different combinations of WMV share settings that I tried. I know I tried several of the older codecs - including version 8 and version 4 (default is v9). I tried one and two pass. I tried a lot of stuff randomly.
Camcorder is a Canon Vixia HF21 - an HD camcorder. The Video was shot in standard HD -
1440 X 720.
It renders out beautifully in MP2, MP4 and FLV. It also does well as AVI. The only thing I have a problem with is WMV.
The challenge is that that camcorder shoots in a variety of formats and a number of quality levels.
Only the highest levels will work with Premiere Elements, and only when Premiere Elements has its project set up for that AVCHD video resolution and audio. (Check your camcorder specs to ensure that this video matches the project settings you've selected.)