I can hear you! Extracting audio from video files might seem like a hassle. There are many methods that are just that, but I’m here to show you a very simple way to save out the audio from a video file. First of all, you’ll need to buy Quicktime Pro. I KNOW, I KNOW! $30 might seem like a lot, but it is worth it. Trust me. Next, load your video file in Quicktime 7, and press CMD+E.

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Now select the Export drop-down menu, and select Sound to AIFF.

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Now press the Save button, and you’ll have the raw audio sitting on your desktop. You can now edit or process the audio in programs like GarageBand, Audacity, or iTunes.

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