# Waveform not showing while checking audio scrubbing

When I add an .mp3 sound file to the VSE and go to Playback and check Audio Scrubbing, I don't get the waveform. Why?

• you probably don't wait long enough for the preview being loaded up? It might take some time... Jan 3 '16 at 22:25

• Just as a note, while some people do like to highlight with backticks () that is generally reserved for highlighting code. Dec 17 '15 at 15:19