Render Audio Progress Meter

There is no indication that Render Audio is processing. Blender just sits unresponsive for a while until complete.

To test…

  1. Load up large video file (with audio) in the Video Editor (set large end frames to process entire video).
  2. Select Render / Render Audio… from the top menu (the file browser loads).
  3. Enter a filename and click “Mixdown”.

Using 2.81, the file browser will close and Blender will pause while processing audio. There is no indication that it’s working.

Using 2.80, Blender pauses in the file browser until audio processing is complete.

It would be nice to see a progress meter, or spinning cursor to know it’s working.


System Information
Operating system: Linux-5.0.0-31-generic-x86_64-with-debian-buster-sid 64 Bits
Graphics card: GeForce RTX 2060/PCIe/SSE2 NVIDIA Corporation 4.5.0 NVIDIA 430.50

Blender Version
version: 2.81 (sub 15), branch: master, commit date: 2019-10-12 15:33, hash: rB95f020c853d6

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Same problem in Windows 7.
It will show that Blender is “Not Responding” but the audio file actually completes rendering just fine after a couple of minutes.

The Render Audio also only used Core 7 of the CPU to do the work?

Thanks for verifying. Forgot to mention it only uses one core here also (on Linux).

Figured that was due to the type of process (only single thread).