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I have tried several formats, but my blender animation render will not have sound. In blender, it plays fine when I press the play button, but there is no sound in the render. Can someone help me with this? Thanks!

In Response to devius: According to the terminal, ffmpeg was not installed. I installed it. Now should it work? It takes a long time to render and I don't want to start it unless I know it's going to work. Update: After installing ffmpeg and restarting, there was still no sound on render. I took the exported file without audio and combined it with the audio track in OpenShot. Good workaround, problem still not fixed. I am marking Explorer' s answer as the answer, even though for me it still doesn't work.

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Can someone please help me answer this? I need this project rendered overnight so I can hand it in on monday. – William Nov 6 '11 at 19:01
This is tagged as banshee. Is that intentional? – Michael Martin-Smucker Nov 6 '11 at 19:07
Yes. I have tried opening it using banshee, VLC, and Movie Player, all with no avail. – William Nov 6 '11 at 19:17
What audio output format are you using? AFAIK Blender uses FFMPEG to export video/audio so if ffmpeg can handle the format it should work. You may also try the command "ffmpeg -i [yourfile]" on a terminal to see if there's actually an audio track in there or not. – devius Nov 6 '11 at 21:19
Thanks, I'll try that. – William Nov 6 '11 at 21:21
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You should have ffmpeg as an output option in Blender.

In terminal, check whether it's installed or not:

~$ ffmpeg
The program 'ffmpeg' is currently not installed.  You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

When you installed it, check if it's included in the format list in blender:

enter image description here

If not, you need to download and reinstall blender. For some reason you have a version that was compiled without ffmpeg support. You could try one of the new 2.49 RC builds.

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Thanks, I installed ffmpeg. I hope this fixes the problem, will render soon! – William Nov 7 '11 at 1:22

I had the same problem and the reason was that the audio codec was not enabled.

In the Render tab, choose the MPEG format and you will see a section called Encoding. There you can choose the video codec and the audio codec. For instance, try MPEG-4 and MP3 and you will hopefully get the audio in the output file.

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