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  • Zachary Jordanov

    February 14, 2006 at 5:41 pm

    Hello people,

    I am trying to get audio out of a MPEG-1 muxed file. When I drag and drop to my project folder from the Finder to FCP (or use the Import command under the File menu) the result is importing one single video track and no audio whatsoever…. When I opend the file in Quicktime, it also does not let me export audio, it says that no audio tracks exist. Yet when I play the mpeg, I can hear stereo sound fine. VLC player sees the audio track, though no export option are available.

    There must be a way to get just audio out of this MPEG-1 muxed file into FCP. What exactly does “muxed” mean? I’ve produced 4 DVDs and though the term “muxed” is familiar, what exactly does it mean? Compressing I guess?

    Help me please!

  • Don Greening

    February 14, 2006 at 5:47 pm

    [HaryBull] “What exactly does “muxed” mean?”

    It’s an abbreviation of the term “multiplexing” which means the audio and video is merged into one file. You need to “demux” your file into separate audio and video tracks. There are programs out there that do this task all the time. I just can’t think of any at the moment. Perhaps someone else will help out by giving you the names of some of those apps. I’m pretty sure there are some shareware programs out there that do this.

    – DOn

  • Don Greening

    February 14, 2006 at 6:05 pm

    I found something for you, Harry.

    Google the app “MPEG Sstreamclip”. It’s a demuxing program and it’s free.

    And read the thread at the link below. Some more info about demuxing there.

    https://forums.creativecow.net/cgi-bin/new_read_post.cgi?univpostid=882544&forumid=8&postid=882544&pview=t

    – Don

  • Don Greening

    February 14, 2006 at 6:07 pm

    Typo: Should be “MPEG Streamclip”

  • Zachary Jordanov

    February 14, 2006 at 6:34 pm

    Don, I’m at the end of my mental and physical capabilities here in central europe, so I will not try this today… 🙁
    But first thing in the morning is the task of getting the de-muxer app and trying it all out.

    Thanks for the prompt and extensive response, I wish there were more people like you on the planet!

    Thanks again 🙂
    Hary

  • Zachary Jordanov

    February 14, 2006 at 6:53 pm

    Heey Mr. Don,

    couldn’t resist (curiosity killed the cat and more), downloaded the de-muxer, it works fine and it’s free and I owe you one bigtime!

    Really THANK YOU THANK YOU
    THANK YOU
    THANK YOU
    THANK YOU
    THANK YOU
    THANK YOU
    THANK YOU!!!

    hary

  • Don Greening

    February 14, 2006 at 7:15 pm

    You’re Welcome
    You’re Welcome
    You’re Welcome
    etc, etc.

    – Don

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