Record sound from Quicktime Movie
November 28, 2007 8:17 AM   Subscribe

Record sound from a Quicktime movie in MP3 format?

I need to record a certain snippet of sound from a Quicktime movie and save it as an MP3. I know about Wiretap, but I can't get it to work and I don't want to pay for the full version. Is there a free way to do this using Audacity or any other free software?

Using a MacBook with OS X 10.4.
posted by crapples to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
There may be more direct ways to do this, but I recently did something similar using these steps:

1) Import the movie into iMovie.
2) Extract the audio track.
3) Copy this track and paste it into a new blank Garage Band track.
4) Cut as needed, then export into iTunes as an mp3.
posted by itstheclamsname at 8:23 AM on November 28, 2007

ffmpegX can do this, but the setup is a little hairy.
posted by mkb at 8:40 AM on November 28, 2007

Export as MP4 from QuickTime Pro (File > Export > Movie to MPEG-4), convert to MP3 in iTunes.

Export MP3 From Quicktime Pro using the LAME encoder.
posted by kirkaracha at 8:55 AM on November 28, 2007

Depending on how long the movie is, the trial version of Audio Hijack should suit your needs.

If memory serves, you're allowed 30 (or less) minutes of ripped sound without registering.
posted by SpiffyRob at 8:56 AM on November 28, 2007

You can upload it to Zamzar and have them convert it to an MP3. Very easy to do. Once you have the MP3 you can edit it to just the snippet you need. Or edit it first, then convert. Whichever.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 11:02 AM on November 28, 2007

I absolutely second Audio Hijack. If it is indeed a small snippet, you'll be able to do it for free.
posted by jdl at 11:27 AM on November 28, 2007

mplayer's -dumpaudio option will do the job.
posted by spasm at 12:47 PM on November 28, 2007

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