I need help from media techies (in Off-topic)


PearsonTritonRaveshaw June 4 2009 4:52 AM EDT

My girlfriend has to do an english project that includes a voice over and music playing in the background. So for her voice over she sent me this .avi file that includes video, and I need to rip the audio out of it and then combine it with a music file so that they play simultaneously.

Now here's the problem I'm having. I'm using Audacity, and when I import it in, it is just two and a half seconds of computerised jibberish, like the sample rate is completely screwed up or something. How can I rip the audio from this file and keep it intact?

MonkeyMandate [Wasting Time] June 4 2009 5:27 AM EDT

i would use ffmpeg. nice and easy to use.

{CB1}[umk]Fangs June 4 2009 5:45 AM EDT

you can try Super Simplified Universal Player Encoder & Renderer which is freeware.

http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

Flamey June 4 2009 10:30 AM EDT

Super is awesome. What you can do in audacity is record your output (speakers) while watching the "Video". Obviously you wouldn't have any other sound running, works fine. It's like running audacity and recording while you're watching a copyright free youtube video :)

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] June 4 2009 11:40 AM EDT

"two and a half seconds of computerised jibberish"

women just start sounding that way to men after a certain amount of time together. it is normal, just nod your head and agree with everything they say and you should be okay. ; )

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] June 4 2009 1:00 PM EDT

Use Super to rip out stuff, and Audacity to merge them together, you have to make sure they are at the same sample rate, you just have to play around with it to get it right.

PearsonTritonRaveshaw June 4 2009 3:49 PM EDT

Awesome. Thanks for the help guys. I did what Verifex said and it worked perfectly. My girlfriend and I are both very appreciative of the speedy responses. Thanks again! =)

PolkaDottedMe June 4 2009 10:44 PM EDT

Yes, thank you so much!!! It saved me from doing a LOT of work to set up my presentation. =D
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