Quicktime--No Audio

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by rvjimzhr, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. rvjimzhr macrumors newbie

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    For the 3 years I've owned my Macbook Pro I've used Quicktime for short audio clips. I record music in .WMA format. I open the files with Quicktime and save them to iTunes. Never had a problem with Mavericks or Yosemite.

    Since I last did the above, I updated to Sierra. Today I tried the old procedure again. NOW I get no audio when I play the saved Quicktime file. I've gone thru the usual reboots, checking settings and trying to find an answer on Google....all to no avail. Don't know if I can, or should, delete Quicktime and reinstall. Don't know what to try next. My version of Quicktime is 10.4.

    Help please!

    Jim
     
  2. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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    QuickTime can't open/decode wma audio. Maybe you had Flip4Mac installed, but I don't if it still works on recent operating systems.
     
  3. rvjimzhr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I have Flip installed and have since I started doing this. It always works in the background and I don't have to do anything except open in Quicktime. So there must be a problem since Sierra. If that's the case this is very disappointing!!
     
  4. rvjimzhr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Delete what??
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    I have Flip 3.3.8.1 and just updated it. No help.
     
  5. mikecwest macrumors 6502a

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    I wanted to delete my post...I was thinking of Perian...... I had posted a response, while thinking of Perian, and realized the answer I had posted was useless. I don't think I have access to delete the post myself.....so I changed my message to just say delete.....I didn’t intend for you to delete anything on your machine.
     
  6. Squuiid macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately I would say you backed the wrong horse in choosing to use the wma format.
    I believe Flip4Mac is no longer supported, indeed it always seemed like a weird workaround.
    I'd get a wma to aac converter and convert the works to a more current format.
     
  7. rvjimzhr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not surprised as it seems I've had similar issues since I switched to this Macbook. I get used to a good program and then Apple decides not to support it OR they just don't support it from the beginning. I'll try your suggestion Squiiid. Thanks y'all for the help!

    Jim
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    So, does anyone know a good WMA to AAC converter?
     
  8. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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    Flip4Mac is a old QuickTime plugin/component. Old QuickTime plugins and components have been deprecated for years. And Apple has yet to make a new plugin system for QuickTime public. So I guess since Sierra old plugins aren't working anymore.

    You can try XLD to convert them.
     
  9. Squuiid macrumors 6502a

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    XLD is the best audio converter by a mile but I'm not sure it does wma unfortunately.
     
  10. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    If a video won't play (with sound) in QuickTime, I just open it with VLC.
    Then it usually plays...
     
  11. Squuiid macrumors 6502a

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  12. rvjimzhr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ALL I want to do is convert my WMA music files so they'll play and go into iTunes. Will IINA do this and I can't find it in the APP store.
     
  13. Squuiid macrumors 6502a

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    This will do your conversion:
    https://macroplant.com/adapter

    Alternatively find a PC with iTunes and it will convert WMA to AAC for you. This won't work on a Mac however.
     

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