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kendoori
September 15th, 2009, 04:03 AM
I have instructional DVDs that I would like to extra the audio tracks for practice purposes. I installed Handbrake, DVDRip, and OGMrip, but it doesn't appear that you can extra the audio only cleanly. Anyone with any experience on this?

andrew.46
September 15th, 2009, 05:55 AM
Hi kendoori,


I have instructional DVDs that I would like to extra the audio tracks for practice purposes. I installed Handbrake, DVDRip, and OGMrip, but it doesn't appear that you can extra the audio only cleanly. Anyone with any experience on this?

I believe that the best utility or this purpose may well not be gui based. I refer to Transcode which has a nice dvd import module that would be exactly what you need.

An example that I have used myself is the following that extracts the James Brown cameo from the Blues Brothers DVD and converts it to ogg:


transcode -x dvd -i /dev/dvd -T 1,3,1 -a 0 -y null,ogg \
-b 192 -E 44100,16,2 -o $HOME/Desktop/james_brown.ogg

It is not as painful as it looks:


-x dvd: Use the dvd import module
-i /dev/dvd: Input is my dvd drive
-T 1,3,1: track 1, chapter 3, angle 1
-a 0: audio track 0
-y null,ogg: Don't export video, export audio using the ogg module
-b 192: audio bitrate
-E 44100,16,2: Audio output sample-rate, bits per sample, channels
-o $HOME/Desktop/james_brown.ogg: Output file


It does not exactly flow naturally from the keyboard but it works well and something similar would work well for your needs.

Andrew