Sound Forge Audio Studio 14 - no MP4 export?

Robert-Kondrat wrote on 1/12/2021, 9:01 AM


I understand that this isn't a video editing software, but I occasionally need to load up MP4 video and cut a snippet of it for social media (video and audio). I used to be able to do that before in SF Audio Studio, and I can still load up MP4 file, but I just have noticed that option of "save as" back to MP4 is no longer there. When I try just "save" on the loaded mp4 file I get error "no template was specified". Can anyone tell me if and why it has been removed or do I need to enable it somewhere in the settings?



Robert-Kondrat wrote on 1/12/2021, 9:08 AM

Just to add its Windows 10 machine.

rraud wrote on 1/12/2021, 11:25 AM

The Quicktime codec is not included in SF. If it was previously installed, you may have to reinstall it. I think QT 6 or 7 was the recommenced version for SF, but it has been a long time since this was an issue. QT lite or QT Alternative should work as well. The K-lite codec pack will work as well, but that has been know to replace some of the better video codecs already in Vegas Pro, I suppose that same for SF.

btw, welcome to the Magix Sound Forge users forum @Robert-Kondrat .

Robert-Kondrat wrote on 1/12/2021, 4:17 PM

Hi Rraud.

Thanks for coming back to me. Quicktime 7 is installed, and I can see save as option as quicktime 7 but the extension is .mov In any case I re-install to the latest version of quicktime, but still cannot see MPEG4 as an option of save as format.


rraud wrote on 1/12/2021, 5:03 PM

Save as a Sony, Magix or MainConcept AVC/AAC file, both use the MP4 wrapper. Otherwise render a QT file and change the <.mov> extension to <.mp4> afterwards. it is still just an AVC/AAC format.