Where are your original videos coming from, MedMaz? Are they from a camcorder, downloaded from the internet or what?
Have you tried reproducing a video output using an old video that previous did work? This would be a good way to test to see if the problem is the video source or if something else has changed on your computer.
If the problem is an outdated audio driver, then none of your videos would have audio. I don't think that's the case, is it?
Thanks for the response. The videos come from a variety of sources, usually not directly from a camera, they're all post production files that are needing editing. So regular fare WMV files.
Yes I've done a lot of editing with some hi-end prores MOV files that worked really well, I've published those files into a variety of formats, Done the same with other standard WMV files and played around with them. Publised to WMV, MGEG, FLV, MOV without a hitch, although usually rendered at a lesser quality to put up onto the internet audio used to work fine. Tried one of these older files and did some tests, tried a variety of formats but still cannot get audio to play, it's like the file is muted. (It's not incidentally) ;-)
Also thinking about it, I did install some bluetooth headphones, wondering if they could have caused issues?
Got me looking over the hardware/audio, doesn't look like there is anything out of place in terms of soundcard.
Going to share and selecting computer I can access a variety of formats. Using my older videos and trying to re-render a clip using the following formats, (audio plays in scrubber btw):
low quality wmv settings, = 64bit, 44khz, stereo VBR = no sound
Just selecting whatever the default option is under share
AVI = error compiling video
MOV = error compiling video
MPEG = black video screen, no sound
Wondering if uninstalling and re-installing could work?
So are ANY of your video files playing with audio?
And which program are you using to play them?
I might well suspect your new headphones may have installed something.
Windows Media Player 9 I think. Used to play fine with this. Tried an FLV player also, both doing the same. Took samples home and used a newer PC, saw the same under that PC last night.
None are playing. Fooling around with the audio selections I've managed to get one sample to provide a nasty buzzing sound as if it had corrupted or not correctly compressed using the audio codec.
Okay, that's very different. Now you're saying that NOTHING plays with your media player.
That means the problem is more fundamental. I'd go to the Control Panel and check your Sounds and Audio Devices.
So to qualify. I can hear videos I've previously edited and published. I can also hear audio on the timeline inside Premier Elements. I cannot hear audio when I publish the edited file.
I've now reinstalled Premier Elements, gone to Dell and downloaded and reinstalled my audio driver.
Gone to system/device manager and checked the audio codecs, audio driver etc, cannot see anything wrong.
Tried to publish with WMV format and it won't work on the 9.1 setting, voice setting produces the buzzing noise using one of the other audio options under WMV.
Trying to publish as a QuickTime or AVI movie I get the error compiling movie message.
MPG seems to publish but I get a black window and no audio.
Clearly something is screwed up with my audio but I cannot pinpoint the issue.
Sorry. I have no other advice. I'm not sure what's going on with your system, but it's apparently something we can't troubleshoot on this forum.