How do i change audio tracks in quicktime

virividox

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Hi

i have an avi file of a movie. however it has 2 audio tracks (italian and english). By defaul the italian track runs when i open the file in quicktime. I can change tracks in VLC, easily, however i want to convert this avi file to ipod format, and theres not way to "save" my change to the english track in vlc. so i was hoping i could do it in quicktime. however in quicktime it appears to be only 1 audio track listed and i cant figure out how to make it the english one.

any clues?
 

bmcgonag

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Mar 20, 2007
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Texas
Hi

i have an avi file of a movie. however it has 2 audio tracks (italian and english). By defaul the italian track runs when i open the file in quicktime. I can change tracks in VLC, easily, however i want to convert this avi file to ipod format, and theres not way to "save" my change to the english track in vlc. so i was hoping i could do it in quicktime. however in quicktime it appears to be only 1 audio track listed and i cant figure out how to make it the english one.

any clues?
You might try this. Open it, switch it to english in VLC, then do File>>Transcode>>Next

And then set it up to be MP4 for Audio and Video, then let it transcode. See if it come out in English, then you can use Quicktime to make it ipod h.264 if you like.

For more instruction, go to my sig link, and click on the Tips section...I have better in-depth instructions in there.

Hope it helps,

Brian
 

virividox

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thanks for the suggestion. i gave it a try, but even after switching the audio track then selecting transcode it still outputed a italian language video - thankfully i just tested the first 5 min. and didnt have to wait for the full transcode to complete
 

cdarlington1

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Jun 6, 2006
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St. John's, Newfoundland
thanks for the suggestion. i gave it a try, but even after switching the audio track then selecting transcode it still outputed a italian language video - thankfully i just tested the first 5 min. and didnt have to wait for the full transcode to complete
do you have quicktime Pro...if so you can command J and you should be able to extract one track of audio that you don't want...
 

virividox

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i have pro. iv done the command j thing, and theres only 1 audio track there, 1 video, and then a 3rd which is not selectable as a track. i cant get the english track to work in quicktime, but its simpleenough to select in vlc. but since i want to make it ipod format i need a way to make that selection permanent.