Getting Rid of Background Music in mpeg files

  RobCharles1981 18:56 18 Dec 2006

Is there a way to get rid of background music in mpeg moves at all???

  Diodorus Siculus 20:08 18 Dec 2006

Do you mean to remove the music but leave other sounds?

  RobCharles1981 20:35 18 Dec 2006


  Diodorus Siculus 21:12 18 Dec 2006

Try Audacity from click here which has an option to remove certain sounds; removing a complete track can be difficult because of the variety of sounds involved.

  Diodorus Siculus 21:16 18 Dec 2006

click here

sorry to say it, but there's no chance in hell, purgatory or heaven that you're going to be able to get the music out, unless it's multichannel audio mixed such that the dialogue is on one channel and the music on others (like music on left and right, and dialogue on centre, with effects on left right and surrounds). this isn't likely to happen with mp3 or wma (both are typically stereo).

FFT based noise reduction will not work on music - it's effectively a passive filter, where music is very much dynamic. as soon as the music differs from a rhythmless, tuneless monotone you'll hear uglies coming through.

sorry to bear bad news :)

  RobCharles1981 22:58 18 Dec 2006

I will give this a go Sometime latter on to see if anything works.

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