I recently got a new computer, and am using 2.0.5 (my old computer had an older version). I have ffmpeg installed and located. Whenever I try to import a MP4 video file like I used to, I get the message “[file] is an Advanced Audio Coding file. Audacity cannot open this type of file. You need to convert it to a supported format, such as WAV or AIFF.”
I’m not sure what I can do. Does the new version not allow MP4s?
I’ve tried multiple MP4s, and all give me the same message. These are videos that I’ve downloaded from YouTube, and I am obtaining them in the same means that I always have. Therefore I don’t think I need to run Mediainfo. There are indeed other ways to get audio from a video on YouTube, but I find this method with Audacity keeps the quality, whereas converting programs seem to compress everything.
Here’s the log:
10:30:35 AM: FFmpeg libraries loaded successfully.
10:30:53 AM: File name is C:UsersUserDownloadsfile.mp4
10:30:53 AM: Mime type is *
10:30:53 AM: Opening with libav
10:30:53 AM: Opening with libsndfile
10:30:53 AM: Opening with liboggvorbis
10:30:53 AM: Opening with libflac
10:30:53 AM: Opening with lof
10:30:53 AM: Error: Importer::Import: Opening failed.
Do you have any old MP4 files that previously imported OK? If so, does Audacity still import them OK? If so, then what is the difference between your old MP4 files and your new MP4 files? (MediaInfo may answer that final question).