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How to pull JUST audio from a video clip?

by kg224 / February 8, 2006 4:50 AM PST

I'm trying to pull just the audio from a video clip that I have on my Dell PC. I captured it using Dazzle/Pinnacle/Studio Version 9, and I also have Roxio Easy Media Creator 8. It needs to be saved in a file format that I can play on most computers (mp3?).
Thanks very much,

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My ways.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 8, 2006 6:32 AM PST


Sorry, no step by step since it's all documented stuff.


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How I did it
by kg224 / February 16, 2006 2:15 AM PST

In case anyone in the future ever cares, this is how I did it: I downloaded Audacity (1.2.4), and it only allows you to import audio files. You have to first demux it somewhere else, which was all I needed to do anyway.

I downloaded Windows Media Encoder 9, which includes Windows Media Stream Editor. I converted my video clip to WMV, then used the Stream Editor to grab just the audio. It worked perfectly the first time.


P.S. Didn't try Virtual Dub - that might work, don't know.

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Audacity does more than you give it credit for.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2006 3:46 AM PST
In reply to: How I did it

For example, you can press it's record button and play the clip. It records from the digital stream...


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I tried that and it gave me a hideous screeching racket.
by kg224 / February 16, 2006 5:36 AM PST

I just found this on "Audacity can record live audio through a microphone or mixer, or digitize recordings from cassette tapes, vinyl records, or minidiscs. With some sound cards, it can also capture streaming audio."

Maybe I have the wrong sound card?

Anyway, Media Encoder was free, too, so all is well.

Thanks for your help,


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