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extract audio sample from a movie?

Hello all...
I was wondering if someone could help me out here. I'm not sure if it's even possible so here goes...

I have an xvid movie and in the movie there is a sample of audio which I wanted to extract without the background or other noises from the movie..
Is this in any way possible ?

extract audio sample from a movie?

Reply #1
Depends on the source.
The easiest source to retrieve clean audio (as in celar speech or isolated sounds) would multichannel, either AC3 or DTS. In most movies, the main dialog is 98% center channel and the rest of the score (background music, FXs) are in the other channels (music usually in the Front Left and Right, FXs in the Surround channels).
The hardest sources are of course 2ch stereo, which are downmixed from multichannel sources, so the voice is mixed with the music and FXs.
There are no specific filters for removing a particular sound or noise. U could try with FFT/frequency filters.

Cheers.
"Screw u guys, I´m going home."

extract audio sample from a movie?

Reply #2
How about from DVD source?
would this be easier?

if so.. what kind of tools should I use?

tnx

extract audio sample from a movie?

Reply #3
DVD sources can have 5.1 AC3 or 5.1 AC3 and DTS.
If so, decode the DTS (as it is a higher quality source). TO ME (and that´s absolutely an opinion, so there´s no technical "thingy" backing up my comments) one of the fastest ways to decode DTS is thru BeHappy.
To use BeHappy, you´ll need to get Avisynth and the "Nicaudio.dll" plugin, plus BeHappy obviously.
Load the DTS into BeHappy thru "NicDTSSource" and decode to 6ch WAV. Disable all DSP to ensure no alterations to the decoding.
Then, you can load this 6ch WAV intop Wavewizard and strip it into 6 mono WAVs.
Take the FL and FR channels and load them into an audio editor to apply filters as needed, like Audacity (freeware).

Cheers.
"Screw u guys, I´m going home."

extract audio sample from a movie?

Reply #4
I managed to split the channels but I can't seem to filter the noise. There is too much extra noise I guess.

I don't suppose there is anything else I can try?

extract audio sample from a movie?

Reply #5
If you could post a 30 or less seconds clip, for me to see if there might something to do with it.

Cheers.
"Screw u guys, I´m going home."

extract audio sample from a movie?

Reply #6
Hello,
This is pretty much what I wanted to extract. The ringing phone without the excess audio

ring

 

extract audio sample from a movie?

Reply #7
I´ve listen to the WAV fragment and tried to apply some Noise filters, but it didn't do much as the particular sound you to eliminate doesn't realy qualify as "noise" but as sound in the movie.
With a Click and Pop eliminator in Audition 1.5, the ring could be reduced but no without intense work and without introducing artifacts to the main sound stream.
You could try to apply these filters if you want to to see if the result suits your need or desires.

Cheers.
"Screw u guys, I´m going home."

 
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