Where exactly did you get the files?
I dont work with 5.1 audio but can you use the ALT button and drag the audio for the J & L cuts ?
Also if you right click the clip you can UNLINK them.
Maybe someone else can chime in.
Thank you for your replies.
The files came from a Panasonic TM700 and while m2ts files seem to 'unlink' by right clicking, it is not possible to highlight the audio part in order to move it, or apply Parametric EQ, etc. Again the Alt button has no effect, but works OK with DV and similar source files.
I have now tried demuxing a clip and the rsultant AC3 file can be inserted into the timeline (on a different track) and worked on without problems.
So I am beginning to think that the only way forward is to demux all the clips, which would rather mess up Adobe's claim of 'improved workflow' with CS5.5.
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What happens if you load a clip into the Source Monitor and use the speaker icon underneath to drag only the audio down to the sequence?
That worked perfectly OK, as long as I dropped the audio into an unused 5.1 track. If I dropped it into Track 1, where everthing els is, it locked up as before.
However, this lead me to the solution: It appears that some sort of bug occured when I used 'Automate to Sequence' to populate the timeline, as the entire 5.1 audio Track 1 in the project is corrupted.
Restarting afresh with a new project cleared the problem.
I suppose it is 'Sods Law' that this had to happen the very first time I have tried editing m2ts media!!
That you for your interest and replies