No sound in video clips when imported to iMovie

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by dextertangocci, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a couple of Mpeg4 video clips in iPhoto, that I would like to use in an iMovie, but when I drag the clips to iMovie, there is no sound when I play the clips:confused:

    I am using iMovie for the first time, and it's probably something stupid I'm doing wrong:eek:

    Any help would be appreciated:)
     
  2. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Could be because they are Mpeg 4, you shouldn't ever edit Mpeg 4, is there a way you can make it a quicktime file, something easier to edit?
     
  3. dextertangocci thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. ekoman macrumors newbie

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    Help! No audio in iMovie HD imports- even when i convert formats!

    Hi - I'm having the same problem. My camera records in MPEG1 format, which apparently iMovie HD doesn't read. First time iMovie user myself.

    Frustrating thing is, I used Quicktime to convert the original .mpg files to .mov, mpeg4, and dv. Even the converted files can't be read by iMovie HD!

    WTF? I'm annoyed because i just spend money to iLife specifically in order to edit videos. Anybody know how to fix this, or of a way to convert MPEG1 files into a readable format?
    :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  5. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    The problem is that mpeg1 has embedded audio on the video track to save space so when you convert it quicktime cannot make an audio track.

    This is frustrating and I can think of a workaround, but it might be better to see what other people have to say, because my workaround IS LONG AND A PAIN IN THE ASS.

    So if no one speaks up I'll post it.
     
  6. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    ^^ Does your painful method include using AudioHijack to capture the audio from the video while it plays in Quicktime? That way you'd have a separate .mp3 file that you could manipulate. Maybe this wouldn't be so bad.
     
  7. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    Yeah it does.

    It's the last way I would want to do it.
     
  8. Laban macrumors newbie

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    MPEG Streamclip

    might be what you´re loooking for?
     
  9. McGiord, Mar 29, 2008
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    McGiord macrumors 601

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    Any solution?

    Hi, a friend is having the same problem, his camera record mpeg1 videos and he isn't able to hear anything from those clips in iMovie, any known solution for this issue?
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  10. ftaok macrumors 601

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    This is an old thread, but I'll post an answer.

    The solution is to demux the audio and video, convert the audio, then recombine the files.

    Do a search for "demux ftaok". Read a few of the threads, I have a few soluitons. I used to used MoreMissingTools, iTunes, and QT Pro.

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