was editing a home video of my son's piano recital. I decided I wanted
to start with the video of him playing, but then cut over to some still
shots I took during the performance without interrupting the audio
track, but Windows Live Movie Maker 2011 would not continue just the
audio of the video while displaying a still photo. Need:
needed to extract the audio track from my main video so I could import
it as an audio overlay that would span across all of the photos and
- Download the free program called AVIdemux.
- Open AVIdemux.
- Open your video in AVIdemux either by File>Open, or by dragging the video onto the AVIdemux interface.
- Click the big blue "i" button in the toolbar to see what format/codec your audio was encoded with (e.g. 8-bit PCM ; MP2)
- Under "Audio" on the left, select the format/codec
you want to use to save the audio track...I recommend .mp3 for greatest
compatibility. ("Copy" will simply save in the same format as the
original, as displayed in step 4; selecting another format will
transcode the audio to the new format.)
- Click Audio>Save, give the file a name and the extension matching the format/codec you chose in step 5 (e.g. MP3=.mp3 ; MP2=.mp2).
- You have now successfully ripped the audio track from your video file.
Also, see here
how you can also use AVIdemux to rotate your AVI files nearly losslessly.