I have just installed the latest version of Audacity and am using windows 10. I have taken a short 3 min recording on an old iphone 4 which is a video as well. Is it possible for me to send this to Audacity so that i can edit it and improve the sound quality. I have managed to send it across but it wont actually play when i press the play button.
Even if you do get Audacity to open up your iPhone video (which I think it will do under certain conditions), Audacity can’t put the corrected sound back into the video. You need a video editor that can speak iPhone video format. Do you have a video editor like that?
If you do, you may be able to get that editor to split off the sound so Audacity can easily open and edit it, solving two problems at once.
Thank you for the replies. I sent the file across from my pictures folder to audacity as RAW data. It shows up on the screen as a solid block with no real wave formations. When I tried to generate a tone I got just that, a single tone, no music playing. Maybe I need to download a video editor; could anyone recommend one please. What I would like is to fade in the beginning,fade out the end, remove some of the background noise and improve the sound quality a bit.
RAW rarely does what everybody wants. Instead of relying on known file format specifications (published and normally invisible to you), it forces you to pick them. It doesn’t try everything by itself or automatically try to figure it out.
All this may not be worth the work. Audacity doesn’t have a clean-up technique or tool and Noise Reduction isn’t going to work on free-form noise such as conversations or music or other sound constantly changing such as traffic. It’s intended for very low level, constant noises such as computer fan noise, air conditioning, or microphone hiss.
Audacity can’t split a performance into individual instruments, sounds or voices. If you recorded unwanted people’s voices, those people are now performers in your show.