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HELP! No audio on videos downloaded from SD card!

Hello,

I recently downloaded some videos onto my MacBook Pro (running Lion) from an SD card. The videos would not play on my mac, but they played (with audio) on a PC, so I right clicked on the videos and encoded them so they would play. After that, they played, but there was no audio. I don't know anything about codecs, but I'm guessing I'm missing an audio one? If anyone could help me out it would be great! I also have the MediaInfo screenshot of one of the videos..


eneral / Container Stream #1
Total Video Streams for this File.................1
Video Codecs Used.................................AVC
File Format.......................................MPEG-4
Play Time.........................................28s 528ms
Total File Size...................................5.15 MiB
Total Stream BitRate..............................1 515 Kbps
Encoded with......................................Mac OS X v10.7.4 (CMA 891, CM 705.78, x86_64)
Video Stream #1
Codec (Human Name)................................AVC
Codec (FourCC)....................................avc1
Codec Profile.....................................Baseline@L3.0
Frame Width.......................................640 pixels
Frame Height......................................352 pixels
Frame Rate........................................29.970 fps
Total Frames......................................855
Display Aspect Ratio..............................16:9
Scan Type.........................................Progressive
Color Space.......................................YUV
Codec Settings (Summary)..........................1 Ref Frames
QF (like Gordian Knot)............................0.224
Codec Settings (CABAC)............................No
Codec Settings (Reference Frames).................1
Video Stream Length...............................28s 528ms
Video Stream BitRate..............................1 513 Kbps
Video Stream BitRate Mode.........................VBR
Bit Depth.........................................8 bits
Video Stream Size.................................5.14 MiB (100%)
Video Stream Title................................Core Media Video
Date of Original Encoding.........................UTC 2012-07-01 06:44:51
Color Primaries...................................BT.601-6 525, BT.1358 525, BT.1700 NTSC, SMPTE 170M
Transfer Characteristics..........................BT.709-5, BT.1361
Matrix Coefficients...............................BT.601-6 525, BT.1358 525, BT.1700 NTSC, SMPTE 170M

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Try using VLC

In reply to: HELP! No audio on videos downloaded from SD card!

Try using VLC Player. I'm betting you're trying to use QuickTime, which is far less useful as a video player than Apple would like people to believe. In its default state, it is really quite limited in the formats it can play. VLC Player, on the other hand, will play just about anything you throw at it. If anyone suggests MPlayer as an alternative, for all intents and purposes MPlayer and VLC Player are the same program. They both use the same decoder software, so it's just a matter of which front end you like better.

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I tried VLC

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Hey Jimmy,

Thanks so much for your reply. I actually tried VLC and there is still no audio. Do you have any other ideas?

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What did you use

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What did you use on Windows to get it to play?

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