When I got my first Mac in 2010, I spent way too much time playing with the free apps that came on it, everything from Photo Booth with its charmingly glitchy greenscreening effects to GarageBand to, of course, iMovie.

iMovie 09
It's a nice enough editor, I just hate it right now because you can't edit precisely worth a shit with it.

One thing that stands out to me about iMovie '09 versus the modern iMovie (which is about as useful as a toy on a phone these days) is the huge bank of stock music and sound effects they came with, royalty-free, that you could use with no regard for copyright. You've probably heard this stuff, channels as disparate as Red Letter Media, Techmoan, and supermariologan have used these tracks (don't ask me which videos though, I'm just going on the comments).

Needless to say, Apple doesn't give out freebies like this anymore. Still, I kept ahold of my original 2010 iMac's discs (despite no longer having the computer—thanks for smashing it and then giving me a better one, Best Buy), so despite these being available literally nowhere online aside from some probably fifth generation YouTube uploads, I was able to crack open the disc and retrieve what was quite literally the soundtrack to my childhood in full quality. I present my findings to you.

Ripping these yourself

I forgot to note the steps down exactly, but it went something like this. You'll need the original iLife '09 install DVD for this, or at least the "application install" DVD that came with your Mac. I have the latter, but I'm sure it's similar for both.

  1. On the disc, right click the installer and go into "Examine Package Contents". You won't find the program-specific installers here, they're hidden.
  2. Have a look around for a plist. This will list the actual paths on the disc to each of the installers. Should be in something like System/.installers/, etc. The actual path will be in the first couple lines of the plist, but you can also just go to the path listed with the installers since they'll be the same place.
  3. Using the Go to Folder menu option ("Go > Go to Folder") and put in that path. A hidden folder of more packages will manifest.
  4. Examine the packages contents of the iLife Sound Effects one (I forget the actual name). There'll be an "Archive.gz.pax" file inside. Archive Utility will take care of it no problem.
  5. In the extracted archive will be a Library folder, then an Audio folder, then an Apple Loops folder, then an Apple folder, and finally iLife's sound effects will be stashed inside in CAF format.

...Or just downloading them from me

Yes, I do have the packs available for download. Altogether, they're about 250mb, so I've elected to pack them separately and let you know what's in each if you're looking for something specific.

Something to note is that these originally came in Apple's generic QuickTime CoreAudio File (CAF) container. The actual audio stream inside is a 256kbps VBR AAC-LC stream, same one often used in .m4a.

Wooper-2:~ Mariteaux$ afinfo /Library/Audio/Apple\ Loops/Apple/iLife\ Sound\ Effects/Jingles/Watercolor\ Short.caf 
File:           /Library/Audio/Apple Loops/Apple/iLife Sound Effects/Jingles/Watercolor Short.caf
File type ID:   caff
Num Tracks:     1
----
Data format:     2 ch,  44100 Hz, 'aac ' (0x00000002) 0 bits/channel, 0 bytes/packet, 1024 frames/packet, 0 bytes/frame
                no channel layout.
estimated duration: 18.000000 sec
audio bytes: 572430
audio packets: 778
bit rate: 253496 bits per second
packet size upper bound: 1080
maximum packet size: 1080
audio data file offset: 4096
optimized
audio 793800 valid frames + 2112 priming + 760 remainder = 796672

Seeing as many, many more programs support .m4a over .caf, I've elected to copy the AAC stream into the former container for easier use in video editors and playback in general. Note—this doesn't mean I transcoded it! The audio is the exact same, no transcoding involved! They're just repackaged into a better supported container. (ffmpeg -i Daydream.caf -c copy Daydream.m4a is roughly the command I used, for the record.)

Technical stuff out of the way, here's the packs and their contents:

Ambience (16.4mb) Animals (3.2mb) Booms (2mb)
  • Big Waterfall
  • Canoe Paddle
  • Cave Water Drops
  • Concrete Jungle
  • Forest Evening
  • Forest
  • Hard Rain
  • Jungle
  • Night Camp
  • Ocean Surf
  • Rain Heavy Thunder
  • Thunder Clap
  • Thunder Roll
  • Traffic
  • Bark
  • Brontosaurus Wail
  • Chimpanzee Calls
  • Cow Moo
  • Crickets
  • Dinosaur Growl
  • Dogs Barking
  • Frogs at Night
  • Growling Animal
  • Loon Calls
  • Rooster Call
  • Seagulls
  • Sheep Bah
  • Alien Impact
  • Booming Reverse 01
  • Booming Reverse 02
  • Booming Rumble
  • Slamming Metal Lid
  • Synth Zap Impact
  • Volcano Erupting
Foley (11.6mb) Jingles (187.7mb)
  • Alarm Clock Bell
  • Antique Clock Strike
  • Barn Door Close
  • Barn Door Open
  • Bell Tower
  • Bubbles
  • Camera Shutter
  • Cash Register
  • Clock Wind Up
  • Coin Drop on Concrete
  • Coin Drop on Wood
  • Combination Lock Opening
  • Door Air Lock Closing
  • Door Metal Squeak
  • Door Vault Closing
  • Door Wood Squeak
  • Footsteps
  • Grandfather Clock Strike
  • Packing Boxes
  • Radio Tuning 01
  • Rescue Helicopter
  • School Bell Ringing
  • Scuba Breathing
  • Squeeze Toy
  • Traffic Helicopter
  • Walkie Talkie Garble
  • Walkie Talkie Static
  • 44th Street Long
  • 44th Street Medium
  • 44th Street Short
  • Acoustic Sunrise
  • Alliance
  • Barbeque Blues Long
  • Barbeque Blues Medium
  • Barbeque Blues Short
  • Borealis
  • Bossa Lounger Long
  • Bossa Lounger Medium
  • Bossa Lounger Short
  • Breakbeat Long
  • Breakbeat Medium
  • Breakbeat Short
  • Broadcast News Long
  • Broadcast News Medium
  • Broadcast News Short
  • Buddy
  • Campfire
  • Carousel
  • Catwalk Long
  • Catwalk Medium
  • Catwalk Short
  • Celestial Body Long
  • Celestial Body Medium
  • Celestial Body Short
  • Chaise Lounge Long
  • Chaise Lounge Medium
  • Chaise Lounge Short
  • Chelsea Loft Long
  • Chelsea Loft Medium
  • Chelsea Loft Short
  • Collins Avenue Long
  • Collins Avenue Medium
  • Collins Avenue Short
  • Curtain Call Long
  • Curtain Call Medium
  • Curtain Call Short
  • Daydream
  • Dewdrops
  • Dogma
  • Dolce Vita
  • Dustbowl
  • East Ender Long
  • East Ender Medium
  • East Ender Short
  • Electric Rodeo Long
  • Electric Rodeo Medium
  • Electric Rodeo Short
  • Elysium Long
  • Elysium Medium
  • Elysium Short
  • Farewell
  • Fifth Avenue Stroll
  • Fireside
  • First Snowfall
  • Flurry
  • Galleria Long
  • Galleria Medium
  • Galleria Short
  • Gelato
  • Gleaming Long
  • Gleaming Medium
  • Gleaming Short
  • Glide Long
  • Glide Medium
  • Glide Short
  • Greasy Wheels Long
  • Greasy Wheels Medium
  • Greasy Wheels Short
  • Half Dome Long
  • Half Dome Medium
  • Half Dome Short
  • Half Moon Bay Long
  • Half Moon Bay Medium
  • Half Moon Bay Short
  • Harbor
  • Havana
  • Headspin Long
Jingles (187.7mb)
  • Headspin Medium
  • Headspin Short
  • Heroes
  • Highlight Reel Long
  • Highlight Reel Medium
  • Highlight Reel Short
  • Indulge
  • Investigation Long
  • Investigation Medium
  • Investigation Short
  • Island Long
  • Island Medium
  • Island Short
  • Jaracanda
  • Jazzy Downtempo
  • Kickflip Long
  • Kickflip Medium
  • Kickflip Short
  • Laureate
  • Lazy Day
  • Longitude
  • Lotus
  • Mastermind
  • Medal Ceremony Long
  • Medal Ceremony Medium
  • Medal Ceremony Short
  • Memorial
  • Midnite Dialog Long
  • Midnite Dialog Medium
  • Midnite Dialog Short
  • Motocross
  • Newborn
  • Oath
  • Off Broadway
  • Officer
  • Offroad Long
  • Offroad Medium
  • Offroad Short
  • Park Bench
  • Pastel Slide Long
  • Pastel Slide Medium
  • Pastel Slide Short
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Pendulum
  • Perspectives Long
  • Perspectives Medium
  • Perspectives Short
  • Phoenix
  • Piano Ballad
  • Progressive House
  • Pursuit
  • Red Velvet Long
  • Red Velvet Medium
  • Red Velvet Short
  • Redondo Beach Long
  • Redondo Beach Medium
  • Redondo Beach Short
  • River Walk
  • Roadtrip Long
  • Roadtrip Medium
  • Roadtrip Short
  • Roller Derby
  • Saber
  • Sanskrit
  • Shetland
  • Shogun
  • Sideman Strut Long
  • Sideman Strut Medium
  • Sideman Strut Short
  • Soaring
  • Spacey Club
  • Sprightly
  • Starlight Lounge
  • Stepping Out Long
  • Stepping Out Medium
  • Stepping Out Short
  • Strategy
  • Swing City Long
  • Swing City Medium
  • Swing City Short
  • Tennessee Twister Long
  • Tennessee Twister Medium
  • Tennessee Twister Short
  • Three Pointer Long
  • Three Pointer Medium
  • Three Pointer Short
  • Tigris
  • Time Lapse
  • Timely
  • Torn Jeans Long
  • Torn Jeans Medium
  • Torn Jeans Short
  • Tour Bus Long
  • Tour Bus Medium
  • Tour Bus Short
  • Travel
  • Two Seater Long
  • Two Seater Medium
  • Two Seater Short
  • Undercover
  • Vino
  • Vintage News Long
  • Vintage News Medium
  • Vintage News Short
  • Vista
  • Watercolor Long
  • Watercolor Medium
  • Watercolor Short
  • West Precinct Long
  • West Precinct Medium
  • West Precinct Short
  • Wild Card Long
  • Wild Card Medium
  • Wild Card Short
  • Windy City Long
  • Windy City Medium
  • Windy City Short
  • Yearbook Long
  • Yearbook Medium
  • Yearbook Short
Machines (875kb) People (15.9mb) Sci-Fi (2.4mb)
  • Communication Engaged
  • Communication Static
  • Electricty Surge
  • Hydraulics Engaged
  • Morse Code
  • Record Player Scratching
  • Record Player Static
  • Servo Movement 01
  • Servo Movement 02
  • Tape Rewinding 01
  • Tape Rewinding 02
  • Tape Rewinding 03
  • Tuning Laser Beam
  • Arena Crowd Cheer
  • Booing Crowd
  • Busy Station
  • Cheering Crowd Studio
  • Children Aaaah
  • Clapping Crowd Studio 01
  • Clapping Crowd Studio 02
  • Clapping Crowd Studio 03
  • Kids Booing
  • Kids Cheering
  • Lobby Conversation
  • Recital Crowd Applause
  • Sitcom Laughter 01
  • Sitcom Laughter 02
  • Sitcom Laughter 03
  • Sitcom Laughter 04
  • Sitcom Laughter 05
  • Sitcom Laughter 06
  • Sitcom Laughter 07
  • Sitcom Laughter 08
  • Small Child Giggle
  • Stadium Crowd Applause
  • Stadium Crowd Chant
  • Swimming
  • Alarm
  • Alien Communication
  • Computer Data 01
  • Computer Data 02
  • Computer Data 03
  • Computer Data 04
  • Computer Data 05
  • Computer Data 06
  • Shuttle Landing
  • Space Ship Siren
  • Star Drive Engaged
  • Star Drive Rumble
  • Warp Engineering 01
  • Warp Engineering 02
  • Warp Engineering 03
  • Warp Engineering 04
  • Warp Engineering 05
Sports (472kb) Stingers (9.5mb)
  • Basketball Dribbling
  • Basketball Net Swish
  • Bowling Strike
  • Golf Hit
  • Jumping in Pool
  • Tennis Serve
  • Tennis Volley 01
  • Tennis Volley 02
  • Cartoon Boing Boing
  • Cartoon Boing
  • Cartoon Chipmunk
  • Cartoon Conga
  • Cartoon Cymbal Hit
  • Cartoon Party Horn
  • Cartoon Space Boing
  • Cartoon String Break
  • Cartoon Timpani
  • Comedy Boing
  • Comedy Drum Fill
  • Comedy High Honk
  • Comedy Horns
  • Comedy Low Honk
  • Comedy Production
  • Comedy Wap
  • Comedy Whistle
  • Electric Flutters 01
  • Electric Flutters 02
  • Electric Fly By 01
  • Electric Fly By 02
  • Electro Beep Accent 01
  • Electro Beep Accent 02
  • Electro Beep Accent 03
  • Electro Static Accent 01
  • Electro Static Accent 02
  • Electro Static Accent 03
  • Electro Static Accent 04
  • Electronic Scanner
  • Electronic Tune Up
  • Ethereal Accents
  • Gliss Arpeggios 01
  • Gliss Arpeggios 02
  • Pulsing Logo Accent 01
  • Pulsing Logo Accent 02
  • Pulsing Sweep
  • Radio Stager 01
  • Radio Stager 05
  • Radio Station ID 01
  • Radio Station ID 02
  • Radio Station ID 03
  • Rock Riff Tag
  • Short Accent
  • Soft Pulsing Accent
  • Space Log
  • Static Accents 01
  • Static Accents 02
  • Synth Zap Accent 06
  • Synth Zap Accent 07
  • Synth Zingers 02
  • Synth Zingers 03
  • Synth Zingers 04
  • Synthetic Design 02
Textures (2.5mb) Transportation (11.3mb) Work - Home (1.6mb)
  • Dramatic Accent 01
  • Mystery Accents 01
  • Mystery Accents 02
  • Mystery Accents 03
  • Mystery Accents 04
  • Super Stager
  • Suspense Accents 01
  • Suspense Accents 02
  • Suspense Accents 03
  • Suspense Accents 04
  • Suspense Accents 05
  • Suspense Accents 06
  • Suspense Accents 07
  • Airplane Cabin
  • Airplane Landing
  • Airplane Take Off
  • Auto Race 01
  • Bicycle Coasting
  • Diesel Truck Start
  • Drag Race
  • European Siren
  • Ferry Fog Horn
  • Jet Fly By
  • Jet Flying
  • Police Car Siren Passing
  • Race Car Drive By
  • Sail Boat
  • Ship in Heavy Sea
  • Sports Car Passing
  • Sports Car Racing
  • Cell Phone Ringing
  • Dialing Echo
  • Dialing
  • Fax Machine Tones
  • Old Telephone Ring
  • Telephone Busy Signal
  • Telephone Dial Tone
  • Telephone No Connection
  • Telephone No Service
  • Telephone Number Change
  • Telephone Ringing 01
  • Telephone Ringing 02