Hey AE Forum,
i got a question.
Since i updated AE to CC2017 my Audio keeps cutting out for 2 seconds at the beginning.
But when i disable my video in the preview window it works fine.
32GB HyperX Ram
What, exact, version number of CC 2017 are you running?
Are you using spacebar to start your preview?
It just says AE CC 2017 i can not download any updated so i think i got the last available version.
Yes im using spacebar. it worked well until i updated.
Help>About After Effects will tell you the full version number.
I'm only asking because there have been a number of people who have had their CC app telling them everything was updated when it wasn't.
It might be because the frame rate is dropping below realtime, although that shouldn't happen for simple footage playback without effects. To check anyway, open up the "Info" panel, resize it so that the area beneath the horizontal gray bar is visible and then play back your video. Watch if the achieved frame rate drops below the frame rate of your video (it'll turn red if it does).
... and unless somebody's holding a gun to your head to keep you working as fast as you can, Let the preview cycle a couple of times. Things typically work out.
even if the preview is full rendered (greenline above the timeline) the audio cuts out. i also checked the info box and my Video plays in realtime.
What kind of audio is it? Compressed? There are all kinds of screwy mp3 compressions, most of which give AE occasional fits. It's always wise to convert them to wav or aiff before using.
it doesn`t matter. Also with .wav files the audio cuts out.
i also tried to reinstall AE but that didn´t do anything.
Hi Bischof Design,
Have you tried Preferences > Preview > Mute Audio when Preview is not Real Time?
it's a bug ever since CC2015, when Mute audio when preview is not real time is ON (under preferences->Preview) + Hardware acceleration is ON under (preferences->display), you will skip the first 2 seconds of audio as you preview. the solution is turn OFF any of the two.
This worked for me! So counterintuitive, thank you!
actually this bug was resolved a few versions ago and then came back the opposite way! if before you needed to uncheck "hardware accleration", now you need to check it ON! it's a bug and the team is on it...
Thank you so much! This had been driving me NUTS recently as I tried to match some audio cues to animation. My life has become a lot easier!
absolute legend, this has been bugging me for so long!