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Old September 29th, 2008, 08:41 AM   #1
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I recorded the sermon at our church yesterday for two purposes: firstly to try out making them available as a video on an iPod instead of the audio tapes and CDs we have done up to now, and secondly to capture an audio version for our linked church to put on their website.

The first was no problem and the iPod version is done, but I need to make an MP3 file from the audio track of the video file to upload to the linked church's website. I have extracted a full quality AIFF from the original DV 16:9 SD file but I can't find a way of exporting from Quicktime Pro to MP3, even by way of iTunes (I thought it could convert files to MP3?).

Is there something free or cheap that will let me create MP3s from an AIFF with different compression options or would someone explain patiently how I do it with iTunes 8/Quicktime Pro?

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Old September 29th, 2008, 09:26 AM   #2
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I use a program called Switch, it works well. Just google Switch for Mac
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Old September 29th, 2008, 09:28 AM   #3
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iTunes can convert to MP3. Change the format you're converting to in the Preferences, under General -> Import Settings Button (on a mac). Then import the file, right click, and hit convert to mp3.
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Garageband will convert to MP3 too, if you have that (I think most Macs come with it?). Just drop your audio into a new track then Export to Disk.
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Old September 29th, 2008, 11:30 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the help. Job done!

Now online at
http://www.carmylechurch.co.uk/compo...028th%2008.mp3

In my defence, we have a very resonant church. I did a belt and braces with a shotgun and a G2 radiomic on 2 separate channels (the preacher was also wearing another Senny Freeport for the PA) and was intending to use the better sounding one. In the end I left both channels on as a pseudo stereo.

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