Are there OST, original dialogue scripts, or old songs on your movie DVD or music DVD that you wish you could listen to more than once? You want to play them on anything other than DVD players, but can't find resources to download on the Internet. The only solution to fix it is to extract audio from DVD. This article outlines how to create lossless and Hi-Res audio from DVD to MP3 on Mac or Windows computer.
DVD-Video, a.k.a. DVD-V, is a type of optical disk that holds video content like movies, television shows, and music videos. Its audio is encoded in Dolby Digital AC-3, MP2, DTS, or PCM, and supports up to 8 simultaneous tracks per video. Previously, DVD-Video replaced VCD, but Blu-ray DVD took over.
DVD-Audio, a.k.a. DVD-A, is tailored to deliver high-resolution audio on DVD discs. It supports different bit depths/sample rates, mono or 5.1-channel surround sound, and low compression ratios. Its sound quality is better than CDs and lower than SACDs. As far as I know, DVD-Audio has not become popular.
Open the DVD Folder, check the directory structure. Both DVD-V and DVD-A contain VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folders, but the AUDIO_TS folder of DVD-V is empty. In DVD-V, you can only find BUP, IFO, VOB files, while in DVD-A, you can find BUP, IFO, VOB, AOB files.
Cisdem Video Converter is all-in-one video software for Mac and Windows that contains an excellent DVD ripping module. This module can read all DVD AC-3, MP2, DTS, PCM audio tracks and rip DVD to MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, M4A, WAV, OGG, Apple Lossless, or more. It allows you to extract MP3 files from encrypted DVDs you purchase, including DVDs with 99 titles, country codes, bad sectors, CSS, RCE, etc.
When it comes to ripping videos from DVD, you can choose MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV, WebM, or other video formats as the output. It will preserve 1:1 image quality.
The app supports more modules. Not only a DVD to MP3 converter, but a video converter, video editor, and video downloader.
How to extract audio from DVD to MP3 on Mac or Windows:
How can you convert partial DVD to MP3?
Cisdem Video Converter lets you rip a particular portion of a DVD.
Before DVD to MP3 ripping, click the pencil-like “Edit” button of the title. From the appearing window, stay in “Trim” tab, adjust the "Start Time" and "End Time" to remove the unneeded parts.
If you convert a music DVD with multiple songs to MP3, how can you split them into individual one?
Cisdem Video Converter supports merging multiple DVD songs but does not have the capability to separate them. In this scenario, the software you need is Audacity. Check how to use it here.
FooBar2000 + plugin can play DVD-Audio discs, AOB, MLP, ISO files, Dolby TrueHD files. So far, the Mac version only supports playback, while the Windows version allows you to rip DVD to MP3, Opus, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, AU/SND, etc., totaling 13 audio outputs.
How to install Foobar2000 DVD-Audio Decoder:
Once complete, restart the app. DVD-Audio Decoder will list in the "Installed components" of the preferences.
How to convert DVD to MP3 with Foobar2000:
How to know if your DVD-Audio is encrypted?
There are 2 ways to judge.
Way 1: Open AUDIO_TS folder. If you can find a file named DVDAUDIO.MKB, then the DVD content is protected.
Way 2. Install dvdcpxm command-line utility. Run the command like cpxm G:\AUDIO_TS\ATS_01_1.AOB D:\Install\dvd-audio\TheCorrs.
Mac and Windows provide built-in audio recorders - QuickTime Player and Voice Recorder - for recording internal system audio. Let's see the steps below.
By default, QuickTime can only record microphone sounds, not computer sounds. You may, in this case, download the BlackHole extension, which allows programs to pass audio to other app.
In addition, QuickTime can't directly record DVD to MP3, you need to use iTunes or Apple Music to convert the recorded file to MP3.
There are total 2 ways to convert DVD to MP3 on Mac: rip audio or record audio from DVD. I'd suggest opting for the first method, as it will yield superior audio quality. When converting DVD-Video to MP3, VLC Media Player can also be utilized. It’s free but can’t extract MP3 audio from encrypted DVD. If you desire to convert DVD-audio to MP3 on Mac, you can employ DVD Audio Extractor powered by dvdae.com. It’s not free. Moreover, I want to emphasize that Windows Media Player is limited to ripping a CD to MP3, not a DVD.
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