For some reason the Scrub Audio feature is no longer working since the most recent update. I do have it toggled on in the settings - I even toggled it off and then back on again to see if that would help - but I can no longer hear audio when dragging or advancing frame by frame. I’m using the 64-bit Windows edition.
It works for me, but it does depend a lot on the format of the file believe it or not. Also, in my brief test, I think it was working better in previous versions and maybe the changes we made for multi-channel audio have degraded it (audio scrubbing) some.
Is there a way to… un-degrade it? lol It could very well be because of the file format (.MOV from a 7-year-old point & shoot), but unfortunately not having the scrubbing makes editing more difficult - I have odd speech patterns that don’t always line up with the audio clipping, so being able to pinpoint exactly where my speech starts and stops via scrubbing is tremendously helpful.
I think only way I know is to downgrade to v18.03.
Audio scrubbing seems to work perfectly (for me) when playing a clip faster than real time (click the FF button)
Audio scrubbing while dragging works pretty well (for me) when the clip is audio only (I tested with an MP3)
Audio scrubbing while dragging struggled for me when the clip had video, but the video was also struggling to update while I dragged. I perceived that the audio was making sounds about as fast as the picture was updating while I dragged the cursor.
In my past experience, audio was always spotty when stepping frame-by-frame. I think the audio would only make a sound with about every other frame step.
Yeah, the most noticeable degradation is when stepping frame-by-frame using the cursor keys. Holding down the key with key-repeat makes it work better but then may be too fast for some use case scenarios. It’s worth taking a look if you are curious enough - something with the time between frame requests.