I've recently started using OBS multiplatform to record game play. I currently have it set to record sounds on 2 different tracks. The first for system sounds (like gamesound, mumble, etc.) and the second to record the mic.

I am able to switch between tracks when I play the unedited video using VLC, but when I load the mp4 into blender, I only get track 1.

Did I do something wrong, or does blender vse not support multiple tracks?

Blender after loading mp4:
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VLC video information: enter image description here


For now, it seems like the solution will be to use an external tool to get the second audio track and import it into blender afterwards. A bug report has been logged with the Blender bug reporting tool.


The bug report has been closed/archived with the gist being "not a bug". It has been added to the TODO list. If you are looking to have support for multiple audio tracks, I would suggest looking at other video editing software until Blender adds support for this feature.

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    $\begingroup$ You may have to import it sperately $\endgroup$
    – VRM
    Oct 11 '15 at 11:05
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    $\begingroup$ And maybe you could also file a bug report/feature request, because it could be useful, and not too difficult for devs to implement (it's just typically unusual). $\endgroup$
    – m.ardito
    Oct 11 '15 at 20:31
  • $\begingroup$ Rather than updating your question with your answer you should answer your own question. ;-) $\endgroup$
    – Samoth
    May 18 '16 at 9:27
  • $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of Import video for editing with multiple audio strips $\endgroup$
    – Samoth
    Jul 14 '16 at 16:14
  • $\begingroup$ Nearly 5 years later, looks like Blender still doesn't support this. Something as basic as Audacity has no problem with this. I think this is a huge feature oversight! $\endgroup$
    – JoelAZ
    Aug 3 '20 at 3:04

Blender does not currently support the importing of multiple audio tracks that are encoded into video containers. It will typically import the first track, though I'm not certain. I recommend that you use a program like Davinci Resolve which is free to use and is much better suited for video editing and has a faster viewport for video editing. I was once in a similar situation like you with multiple tracks of audio when using OBS.


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