No sound in video clips when imported to iMovie

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

  1. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

    Apr 2, 2006
    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


    Apr 16, 2005
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
    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

    Apr 2, 2006
  4. ekoman macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2006
    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


    May 31, 2004
    Cape Breton Island
    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


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    ^^ 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


    May 31, 2004
    Cape Breton Island
    Yeah it does.

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

    Aug 30, 2006
    MPEG Streamclip

    might be what you´re loooking for?
  9. McGiord, Mar 29, 2008
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011

    McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    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?
    BMW F650 single specifications
  10. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    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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