Audio heard in Trimmer but not on Timeline

Richard Jones wrote on 10/14/2014, 9:49 AM
I've just downloaded a Youtube video via Firefox Download and imported this into a project. When I open this downloaded event in the Trimmer the audio can be heard as you would expect but when I transfer this to the Timeline there is nothing to be heard even though the wave pattern appears on the audio track and even though other audio events on this same track can be heard OK.. I have been able to work around this by placing the problem audio on a new track when it can then be heard but I'm still curious to know why this should happen (it's almost as though that particular section of the audio track in the Timeline has been muted, but why and how?).

Incidentally, this type of download is something I've done many times but without any problem and I can confirm that the various settings for the download process have not been changed. I just don't understand why it can be heard when played from the Trimmer but not when played from the normal audio track in the Timeline.



Multitech wrote on 10/14/2014, 11:41 AM
I also had an unexplainable problem using a downloaded YouTube video in Vegas and Sound Forge. The audio would be blank when rendered.

I ended up converting the audio in a switching Utility, other audio programs seemed to work except Vegas 12/13 and Sound Forge 10/11.

When I tried saving the audio as PCM in Sound Forge the wave form flatlined.

TheHappyFriar wrote on 10/14/2014, 1:19 PM
I had a similar issue a couple months ago. I found that it would happen if I either canceled the audio waveform generation or played the file while it was generating. The solution that worked for me was uninstalled Vegas (10) and reinstalling it.
Stringer wrote on 10/14/2014, 4:31 PM
You might try playing the video in a media player while you record the audio in Vegas.

Then use the new audio track you have recorded...
Richard Jones wrote on 10/15/2014, 4:30 AM
Thank you all for your help. The work around I mentioned in my first post seems to be the easiest way to do it and I'm reluctant to go through the fag of uninstalling and reinstalling Vegas in view of the number oif extra Plug Ins I have installed.

I'm still curious to know why and how this happened and if there might be a cure.

TheHappyFriar wrote on 10/15/2014, 5:32 AM
Reinstall Vegas might be the cure. :)
Geoff_Wood wrote on 10/15/2014, 4:35 PM
De/re-installing Vegas has no effect on plugins.

Richard Jones wrote on 10/16/2014, 4:50 AM
Thanks Geoff but I had read somewhere that this would mean that if I do this all the extra Plug Ins I've acquired would need to be reinstalled separately (usually by downloading with some of them expecting another payment for a second download!). Is this wrong?

Incidentally, I assume the uninstall is done through the Windows programme uninstaller.