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Re: extracting audio from MOV files





 I poked around a bit. I couldn't find any console programs to do this. It 
doesn't look like there is anyway to do this without mulitiple steps, and no 
matter what you will have to have the initial step using another platform and 
non-blind friendly proprietary tools. Stuff like Imovie or Quicktime tools.  
So essentially, you can't do the conversion yourself under redhat.  
 Two possible workarounds. 
One. If you can get someone, a fellow student or even the professor, to do 
the audio stripping for you at one of the labs, that is possible and not too 
difficult for a sighted person with general computer nerd knowledge.  But you 
should mention this to the Prof. They can just as easily make these materials 
available in just audio at the same time they create the quicktime or mov, 
prefereably in MP3 format.
Two. you * can * access quicktime or mov files under linux with the crossover 
plugin, which is free as an unlimited trial but it has to run under xwindow. 
This would allow you to listen to it, and the nag feature is visual so its as 
good as free to blind people. But you have all the baggage of setting 
something up under xwindow.

 Personally I don't know which I would do if I were you, but I would 
definately talk to the prof about making an audio version at the time of 
making the file.

Good Luck!
rog
 



On Sunday 27 January 2002 12:01 pm, Jerry Sievers wrote:
> wondering if anyone knows of something i can use to pull audio out of
> quick time files.
>
> a university course i'm taking has loads of online lecture material
> that, unless i can filter into WAV or similar files, wohn't be
> accessible for me.
>
> sorry about the off topic post.  i suspect others on this list may be
> challenged by these types of media.
>
> i'm running on a red hat seven box and am checking the QT website
> right now.  haven't found anything yet.
>
> thanks.

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