I have a number of sound-only mov files that I need in an audio format, preferably wav or ogg. What are the options to achieve this conversion on a Mac? Thank you!
Check out Fission by Rogue Amoeba, a lossless editor as well as converter. It's shareware.
I just tested it on a MOV file, and it saved the audio as ogg with no problem. (I checked the ogg audio with VLC, and could hear no difference from the original MOV.)
I also checked two of the free alternatives (XLD and Max), but they choked on the input format. There are probably others, and one may work. But Fission definitely works.
[Followup - IanC has it. VLC will export to ogg.]
MediaCoder Media transcoder, it can extract audio from a video file, and can make a number of conversions, it will also run on a mac (sort of, but has decent support to make it work).
GarageBand also works for pulling the audio out of a
.mov file. You have to create a movie project, which then displays the audio beneath the video track. In the
Track menu, you select the option to
Hide Video Track. I think the keyboard shortcut is Option + Command + B. This removes the video and changes the project into a regular audio project, and you can export the song to iTunes, etc. I'm using GarageBand '11 (6.0.5), so depending on your version, the option might not be there. I don't know which version was the first one to include support for video projects.