Strip aduio track from .AVI files then add as audio track to .MKV?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Jack Flash, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

    May 8, 2007
    I'm trying to dub a video into English for a project and need to transfer the .AVI audio/video track (We need PIP video aswell) we recorded to the .MKV files as a secondary dubbed track.

    The university multimedia studio has Final Cut Studio but if additional software is necessary I would like to hear what it is. We have a $300 supplementary budget for this project so another software purchase is not unreasonable.
  2. Exman macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2008
    AVI is a container, many audio/video formats could be inside it, e.g divx, xvid, mpeg2, mp3, ac3, wav etc. The strategy to demux the audio and video depends on knowing what's inside it. However, a good free tool for extracting the audio is with avidemux.

    Working with MKV is a little tricky on a Mac, I suggest you find a Windows machine and use aother free tool called MKVToolnix to mux that audio (from the avi) into the MKV file.

    You'll have to google those tools I mentioned.

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