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A Mysterious Lack of Sound in iMovie...


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This is kind of a long story...
I have a sony camcorder, and, as has been suggested to me, I transcoded my muxed mpeg video files to mp4 using VLC.

When I play the clips in Quicktime, all is well... but... when I import them into iMovie, the sound disappears on me.

I have checked all the likely culprits, like clip volume, etc. I even tried extracting the audio... which produced a sound clip that looked as though it should have been well... soundy... but remained silent.

Is there a solution for this... or am I screwed? Please help?!
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update:

forgot to mention that the process I mentioned above (transcoding and importing into iMovie...) HAS worked for me before. This hasn't happened before.
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Several people have had different sound issues lately. I think after upgrading QuickTime. Search the forum. I think the solution was to remove or upgrade a third party codec.

Also, when playing in QT, do a command-I to see the information on the file. There you can see the codecs being used. Perhaps the audio codec isn't right for the video codec according to some internal iMovie rule.

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I had the same problem and I downloaded iSquint and had it covert the files to an MP4 and it works for me now.
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