Extract AAC from MP4 - YAMB equivalent for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by shaze, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2011
    I use YAMB (Yet another mp4box) on Windows to extract AAC audio stream from MP4 files.

    Any equivalent on Mac?

  2. macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2009
  3. macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    Try WannaAudio on the Mac App Store. It was free on launch, not sure if it is anymore.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2011
    Thanks for the info.
    I have tried but Evom seems to only be a (mainly video) converter and it cannot extract AAC audio stream from an MP4 video file.
    It just proposes to extract and convert the audio stream of an MP4 into an MP3.

  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2011

    Yes, it seems to be definitely the right software based on the description and screenshots on the Mac App Store.
    Sadly it is not free (anymore?).

    Funny thing, since the Mac App Store, the developer does not propose anymore a trial version!
    Even mac.softpedia.com has a page to download the trial version, but when you click on the link it now says "No download links available due to licensing restrictions"!
    I really hope that the Mac App Store does not generally mean no trial version anymore...

  6. macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2006
    Extract into what?
  7. macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    He said it in the thread title. He wants AAC audio files from MP4 video files.
  8. macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2007
    This can be done using QuickTime 7 Pro.
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2011
    Thanks for the info. Indeed, I have seen some tutorial to do it with QuickTime 7 Pro.
    But, just for information, it is 30$...

  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2011
    Ok, just to (temporarily I hope) close this thread:

    Having Parallels and Windows 7 on my Mac, I have just installed YAMB and extracted the AAC streams of my three MP4 files. So easy!

    In the process, I have also discovered "My MP4Box GUI", which is another Windows only application doing the same things as YAMB. Some people say that it works sometimes better than YAMB.

    I have tried both on Parallels + Windows 7 and they gave me the same results.

    But basically, both YAMB and My MP4Box GUI are just graphical user interfaces for MP4Box which is a command line tool MP4 multiplexer.

    Conclusion: A little disappointment to have that much trouble for such an astonishingly simple task! Moreover, Apple is one of the main supporters of the AAC and MP4 formats...
    It sadly reminds me why I was reluctant to switch to Mac.
    At the same time, it is too easy to throw the stone; Windows still has around 90% of the computer market shares.

    MP4Box being an open source project, if I have time I may take a look at the source code and create a simple Mac tool just for the AAC stream extract function.
  11. macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    ffmpeg (part of the MacPorts project) will do it. It's command-line but it's free
  12. pzr
    macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2011
    Whilst we're on the topic of a YAMB equivalent, I might as well use this thread.

    Does anyone know how to merge the audio stream back into the .mp4 (With the option to deselect the original stream like on YAMB) on OS X?

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