Audio files not importing

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Joak
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Audio files not importing

Post by Joak » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:22 pm

Hello,
I really hope this is the right area to post this.

I used audacity previously to clean up some audio for a video project and it worked out pretty well. But today I tried to import some audio files to tweak before syncing with video and it didn’t work.

I attempted to drag the file into audacity and it didn’t do anything. The loading window popped up briefly, showing the load data (or whatever you call it) for like a second and then...nothing.

I attempted to import via file>import and the same thing. Didn’t work.

Any chance I could get a little help?

Thanks

Trebor
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Re: Audio files not importing

Post by Trebor » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:25 pm

You have to install something called FFmpeg into Audacity before it can play some audio formats, & rip the audio from some types of video files, see ...
https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/ins ... html#macff

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