Importing m4a (AAC codec) into FCP

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by FroColin, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. FroColin macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2008
    So I have a bunch of music that I made that I exported to iTunes a while back from garage band. I wanted to bring this old song into FCP but when I drag it in I get "Error: Unknown file" this seems to happen all the time with me. FCP will take most video but it HATES audio (Yes I know it doesn't have feelings) Now I may be able to go find this garageband file and export it as something else and pray that FCP takes pity on me and opens it but I would rather fix the problem now because this happens all the time. Is this something that only I am experiencing? Is there a plug in that could fix this? I would pay vast amounts of money to fix this cause it's annoying. Oh btw it's the AAC codec 181 bit rate and it's an MPEG-4 file. It really makes no sense to me why this won't open. I'm sorry if I'm doing something stupid here.
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Make all your audio a 48k, 16-bit AIFF or WAV file.

  3. zblaxberg Guest


    Jan 22, 2007
    Absolutely right, you cannot bring in the m4a format in this program, you need these compatible formats listed above

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