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    [SOLVED] MiniDV problem: is there a way to rip only audio?

    Hi,
    I'm trying to transfer my old miniDV cassettes to my PC however I'm encountering audio issue on some of them: in particular the audio is crackling and out of sync from video. Is there a way to rip only audio without video? I tried dvgrab and kino but you can only change the output format (raw, avi type 1, type 2, quicktime) but not get the audio only...
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    Re: MiniDV problem: is there a way to rip only audio?

    Did you try with FFmpeg?
    ffmpeg (command line). Example:
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    ffmpeg -i infile.wmv -vn -acodec copy outfile.wma
    Or, if you want an MP3 file:
    Code:
    ffmpeg -i infile.avi -vn -ar 44100 -ac 2 -ab 192 -f mp3 outfile.mp3
    I know some cables are much better suited for "miniDV" Firewire has four pins.
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    Re: MiniDV problem: is there a way to rip only audio?

    but in this case i should yet have the audio/video file (with bad and out of sync audio), i'd like to grab directly from the camera only the audio during the transfer process...

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    Re: MiniDV problem: is there a way to rip only audio?

    I get that (with bad and out of sync audio) the ffmpeg can still handle that.(Sourced from the camera)
    Is any of the Audio any good?
    camcorders use FireWire to communicate with the computer, so you will need a suitable cable.
    I pulled my hair completely out when I first attempted to transfer my home videos over.
    This was the key>>>The cable you will need is therefore an IEEE 1394 cable. But since there are some with several different pinouts and a different number of pins, you will need an IEEE1394 S400 cable, with a 4-pins end on the camcorder side, and 6-pins end on PC side.
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    Re: MiniDV problem: is there a way to rip only audio?

    I have an IEEE1394 S400 cable both side because I'm connecting it to my (old) laptop and it has this kind of (mini)firewire port.
    But with ffmpeg you can catch the stream directly from the camera? My problem is that the audio is very very fast and it is in some way compressed in the first few seconds/minutes and all the remaining video is without audio...

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    Re: MiniDV problem: is there a way to rip only audio?

    I think that one of the problems is that during the acquisition for some reason the video cannot be synchronised with audio, if I can grab audio and video separately I can then merge them with another software (e.g. Obs studio)

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    Re: MiniDV problem: is there a way to rip only audio?

    Quote Originally Posted by caesar753 View Post
    But with ffmpeg you can catch the stream directly from the camera?
    That is correct, just the audio. And you may have to play around with speed, but I did not have to.
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    Re: MiniDV problem: is there a way to rip only audio?

    @ caesar753 there is a GUI for Ffmpeg as well if it easier or more convenient "qwinff"
    I forgot about that one I don't use many GUI's
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    Re: MiniDV problem: is there a way to rip only audio?

    You are using Firewire to capture the tapes to the desktop, correct?

    Something like this should work (not tested by me):
    Code:
    $ dvgrab -frames 0 -size 0 -format raw -showstatus - | ffmpeg -i - -c:v none -c:a aac -q:a 6 -preset medium -threads 0 OUTPUT.AAC
    I can't remember if the -c:v none part of the command is correct. The deprecated command switch was -vn which may still work.

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    Re: MiniDV problem: is there a way to rip only audio?

    Thanks a lot! I'll try

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