Extracting (useful) audio tracks in Quicktime.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Counterfit, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    I downloaded some music from a site, but it's a Quicktime movie, with just an audio track (in AAC). I tried just extracting the track, but that just creates a new movie with the same audio track. I could export the sound, but then I'd have to re-compress it, and I'd rather avoid that. I also tried exporting the entire movie to MPEG-4, during Pass-through on the audio, but that also gives me a new movie with the same audio track.
    Does anyone know of a way to extract just the audio and have it be in its own file, rather than a track of a second movie?
  2. JonoX macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2007
    I came across this old thread while searching Google. I want to do the same thing, extract the AAC audio track without doing any reencoding so I can play the file on my iPod. Does anyone know how to do this? Also, is there a way to change QuickTime's default behaviour of saving audio recordings in a .mov container? I seem to recall when I first used the feature it saved as .aac, but now it's always .mov.

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