I found a card at SXSW for a free music sampler from Verve. They want you to go to verveforecast.com/sxsw, then register, thenenter in the “download code” of vforecastsxsw.
The music sampler (Jamie Cullum, Brazilian Girls, Jackie Greene, Rhett Miller, Susan Tedeschi, Teddy Thompson) comes in four formats, all of which are annoying:
The QuickTime files are .mov files with an embedded AAC track. However, QuickTime won’t let me extract the track cleanly — I can only export as AIFF, AU (why?) and WAVE.
Glenn Anderson has some handy QuickTime Exporters, including one that will save it as AAC (after downsampling from 256 to 128).
Anyone have any better solutions?