Is it possible to play a channel solo in the VSE, through a shortcut or python? I mean like ex. hide/mute all unselected channels?

  • I don't think so, though it could be possible a python script that mutes unselected channels, and back. – m.ardito Sep 17 at 6:21
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You can solo a track/channel by choosing anything other than 0 in the preview window.

vse solo

A track higher shows...

vse solo track

You cannot render out this way however. Also there's an issue with alpha, you can still see below the strips with a crop or other kind of Alpha over enabled. See the cropped image below, you can see the track beneath it.

vse solo alpha

However if you select all of the strips in that channel and group them together using Ctrl-G key, then the new Metastrip is produced with no alpha over enabled.

vse solo no alpha

No way to natively hide/mute channels. Only strips:

'H' & 'Alt+H' will mute/hide & unmute/unhide a strip.

'Shift+H & 'Shift + Alt + H" the same, but inverts selection.

However, this add-on can mute/hide entire channels: Channel Tools

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