Stripping sound only

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MacDryCleaner, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. MacDryCleaner macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2007
    Hi Everybody -

    I drive a lot and I drive long distances. I would like to strip the SOUND only from movies so I can listen to a movie while I drive. Yes, I could just listen to a video movie while I drive but listening to an mp3 of it would not take up the battery that a video would.

    Anybody help me out?

  2. Sedulous macrumors 68020


    Dec 10, 2002
    If your source is a media file you could just extract the audio by dumping only the audio channel into a mp4 container (I've used Subler for this very thing). Then just change the extension to m4a. No need to re-encode at all.
  3. MacDryCleaner thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2007
    I really appreciate your recommendation and I downloaded MPEG Streamclip.

    However, maybe unsurprisingly, it does not seem to work with iTunes purchased movies. I'm leaving on a long trip tomorrow afternoon and would appreciate any clarification as to why it won't work with iTunes content and, even more important, if you could direct me as to how I could work around this obstacle.

    Thanks, I appreciate your time in answering my questions.
  4. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    It does not work with iTunes purchased content due to DRM copy protection. If it would be a movie downloaded via another service, that does not include DRM copy protection, it would work. You might need Perian for some of those sources though.

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