Extracting (useful) audio tracks in Quicktime.

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

  1. Counterfit macrumors G3

    Counterfit

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    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

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    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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