iTunes question, separating audio from video

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  1. Morod macrumors 68000

    Morod

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    Okay,
    iTunes has the Rod Stewart video of the song Ooh La La. I would buy it if I could somehow extract the audio to put in my iTunes library.
    I don't know why iTunes doesn't sell the audio only version of this song, but I would like the audio only, even if I had to buy the video.
    Can I separate the video/audio of this for iTunes?
    TIA,
    Morod
     
  2. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

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    You could use a program like WireTap Pro or similar.
     
  3. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, something like Audio Hijack Pro would work just fine.
     
  4. Morod thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks to you both for the tips! I will check them out....:)
     
  5. d_saum macrumors 6502

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    actually... you should try to open the vid in iMovie and look for the "extract audio" in one of the dropdown menus. I've done it before for a few video files.
     
  6. Morod thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Great site, but I am in over my head as far as converting standards.
    This was bught from iTunes Store as a music video in m4v format. I want to make an audio-only version for my iTunes player.
    Can anyone suggest the input format and output format I would need to select to accomplish this from the Media Convert site?
    My eternal gratitude for any advice (as this is part of a Mothers Day project for my wife! Thanks!
    Morod
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    For input, choose "Automatic detection"
    For output, choose mp3

    Picture 2.jpg
     
  8. Morod thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thank you again, GGJstudios! The visual aid in your post helps a bunch too! I will give it a go right now!
    Morod

    ON EDIT:
    The site does not like the "Automatic Detection" mode. I will try using MPEG-4.
     
  9. Morod thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It worked! The song is now in my iTunes library (complete with album art). Thanks! And eternal gratitude (cash value 1/20 cent) to GGJstudios!
     

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