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My recording has no audio when imported

Please note that DaVinci Resolve does not have the ability to use AAC audio. This includes standard media recorded in OBS Studio. You must convert the audio to PCM format first. The following script can be used to convert multiple files inside a folder:

mkdir -p converted
for f in *$EXT; do
NAME=$(echo $f | sed "s/$EXT//g")
ffmpeg -i "$f" -map 0:0 -map 0:1 -map 0:2 -vcodec copy -acodec pcm_s24le -f mov converted/"$NAME".mov


> Copy the script to a text editor

> Replace “.mkv" in the script with your media format.

> If you only have one audio channel, remove -map 0:1 -map 0:2 from the script.

> Alternatively, if you have additional audio channels, you will need to map each one. Example for 5 channels:

-map 0:0 -map 0:1 -map 0:2 -map 0:3 -map 0:4

> Then save the script and make it executable in a terminal. We named ours ‘convert.sh’:

chmod +x convert.sh

> Copy or move your media to the same folder as the script, then run the script:


The resulting file will be a “.mov" file placed in the “converted” folder which can then be imported.

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