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Seventh Reign
September 3rd, 2008, 01:25 AM
Is it possible to rip the music from an Audio/Video DVD? Like Audioslave's Live in Cuba or Linkin Park's first Live DVD for example.

September 3rd, 2008, 01:42 AM
Legal issues aside, there's probably an easier way to do it, but you could always rip the dvd to video file(s) (I like acidrip) and then extract audio from the videos (I like avidemux)

Seventh Reign
September 3rd, 2008, 02:19 AM
I've used Acidrip alot .. I'll look into avidemux tomorrow.

September 3rd, 2008, 06:27 AM
i hear dvd::rip does this very thing :)

September 3rd, 2008, 06:38 AM
i hear dvd::rip does this very thing

That it does

if you just want to have a WAV file from your music DVD, e.g. to burn it on a traditional audio CD: select the correspondent audio track and select the Create WAV from selected audio track item in the Operate menu. If the audio track is PCM already, it will be passed through, otherwise a correspondent conversion resp. downmix will be applied.
Alot of concert dvds will have a lpcm track, obviously that's the best to use if available

Seventh Reign
September 5th, 2008, 12:42 AM
I found a program in Windows called iSofter DVDtoMP3. It works beautifully except its not free. It has a 5:01/song limit unless you buy it. Any chance for a Linux Equiv before I shell out $30?

September 5th, 2008, 01:04 AM
If your going to buy a prog. then test this also, works very well (I have it)

September 5th, 2008, 01:22 AM
As per this reply on /. (http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=193124&cid=15846642), mplayer should be able to do this.

I just tried the following line, and it seems to work. (It rips the audio from the first track of the DVD and creates a .wav file.)

mplayer -ao pcm:file=yourfilename.wav -vo null dvd://1

Seventh Reign
September 5th, 2008, 01:19 PM
CAS worked brilliantly with no limitations during the 30 day trial TY!

Not sure which one I'd get if I was gonna buy one tho. Both "work" and are basically the same price.

I've printed the mplayer command out. I'm going to try that on my other PC and see how it works.

September 5th, 2008, 03:11 PM
this is what I've found works well with mplayer - basic com. for track by chapter

mplayer -vc null -vo null -aid 128 -ao pcm:fast:waveheader:file=foo1.wav dvd://1 -chapter 1-1 red are variables
Once you get a system going it goes by pretty fast
Better explanation here

did you try dvd::rip, it sounded pretty straight forward

Cas's dae does offer a lot of choices though for output, If you combine it with this there are alot of possibilities. (I make 5.1 and or stereo audio dvd's for use on the ht. - album/artist = title, tracks = chapters, up to IIRC 99 of each per dvd depending what you want and space ( up to 99x99 tracks per dvd (though you'd never approach that that number with any quality


Seventh Reign
September 6th, 2008, 12:24 PM
Everything works except for one DVD. As soon as I stick the disc in any PC DVD Drive my entire system slows almost to a halt. Windows, Ubuntu, OpenGEU, Sabayon, Fedora, and OpenSUSE all slow down.

September 9th, 2008, 02:38 PM
Probably a damaged disc.

There are ways to clean discs cheaply, that you may want to search the forum for (I hear using toothpaste works well, but I never tried it personally).

Of course, attempting to clean the disc should be done as a last resort, prior to throwing it away.

Seventh Reign
September 9th, 2008, 11:31 PM
Disc is brand new ... not a visible scratch on it.

September 10th, 2008, 12:35 AM
Everything works except for one DVD.

Be interesting to know the title

Seventh Reign
September 10th, 2008, 12:40 AM
Audioslave's Live In Cuba