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How do I import sound from a skype call i recorded?

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I recorded a call with someone through Skpe just sound no video and now I would like to import it into imovie

but I can't seem to figure out how to do it? Any help would be massively appreciated!

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)

    First, what format is the skype recording in? iMovie can handle AIFF, AAC, and CAF. It can also use MP3, although MP3 may cause problems for you down the road.


    If your audio file is in one of these formats, you can do one of two things.

    1) Drag the audio file into iTunes. You will be able to use it in iMovie from the Music Browser in iMovie.


    2) Place the audio file in a Folder that you will not be renaming or moving. You can drag it in to your iMovie project from the Finder.

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)

    First, open your MOV file in QuickTime Player. Then click Command-I. (Type the letter I while holding down the command key). That will bring up the Inspector. Tell us everything that is listed by the word "FORMAT:"


    Next, there are several generic ways to do this. They all should work.


    The first way to try would be to use FILE/IMPORT MOVIE and import the MOV file into iMovie. From there you can add audio to your movie. Choose a portion of the event clip, drag it to your movie and drop it on a current clip. In the Popup menu, choose Audio Only.


    The second way would be to process the MOV file in a third party app like MPEG Streamclip. Use FILE/EXPORT USING QUICKTIME. Choose an audio only codec like AIFF or AAC.


    Another way. Use FILE/IMPORT MOVIE to bring the MOV file into an iMovie Event. Start a new project in iMovie. Select the clip in the Event and type E to bring it into the project timeline. Then SHARE/EXPORT USING QUICKTIME. Choose Sound to AIFF. This will give you a sound file that you can use in another project, in iTunes, etc.


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