AE 2020 fixed ram preview for me... YAY! However, Numberpad "." no longer previews just the audio
AE 2020 fixed ram preview for me... YAY! However, Numberpad "." no longer previews just the audio. If I hit the "." key, the play-head moves across the timeline, but there's no audio... and I don't see anything in the audio levels display either. If, however, if I enable video preview in the Numberpad "." preview, I get audio... AND video—which obviously defeats the purpose of an audio-only preview.
This is fixed in After Effects 17.0.1, released last night. Please update and let us know if you’re still seeing any issues.
Alexey Filatov commented
I think it's an issue of the new version of AE 2020. I have the same problem that I haven't met before. Here are my screenshots. I have Default output in prefs: Default Dynamics (Realtek...). Audio preview doesn't work on any shortcut if I turn off "Play Video in Preview" icon. So, it works only if I preview everything together. Fix Please!
Maxime Affanni commented
Same problem here, very time-consuming. BTW @Kyle Napelbaum trick worked for me (unchecking Mute Audio When Preview is Not Realtime" in preferences).
Adobe, please, split bug report and feature request in 2 distincts forum. Fixing a bug isn't a "feature"...
Stéphane et Estelle PCs Rennes commented
Same problem here since AE CC2020. No more audio preview with the default shortcut "."
Checked eveything could be checked after researches on the Adobe site and the net..
Still working with AE CC2019. Need a fix please !
Davide Zetti commented
Same issue, but for me the play-head doesn't even move. Hitting decimal on numpad does nothing at all
Davide Zetti commented
Numpad decimal shortcut for audio preview not working in any way.
Ram preview with audio working as usual btw
Using After Effects 17.0 on WIndows 10
Audio file: wav or mp4
Ted Hoehne commented
I just figured out the uncheck "Mute Audio When Preview is Not Realtime" Preview preference work-around... so that helps, but when playing the audio preview, the play-head in the timeline is not smooth—it's jumpy... which makes it very hard to tell what's what when I'm mapping out the audio.
I've also noticed that I have to hit the option+asterisk shortcut numerous time to bring up the "Marker Comment" dialog panel, which is really annoying and slows things up. This build of AE feels sluggish in a lot of ways.
Kyle Napelbaum commented
I had this same issue. Unchecking "Mute Audio When Preview is Not Realtime" in the Preview preferences is a temporary fix that worked. One of the Adobe employees said that isn't a fix and a bug report needs to be filed.