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    I've ripped audio from audio and video streams before never directly from a DVD. Recently, on top of a lengthy list of operas that have only been released in DVD format (Doctor Atomic, Alice In Wonderland, The Minotaur, Faustus, etc...), NEOS finally released the exact tracklists for Donaueschinger Musiktage 2014, and it appears that about a third of the works will be released on a DVD. Now, the video will surely be a fine thing to witness, but I couldn't help but be dismayed that one of the tracks I was looking forward to most on this new comp (Steen-Andersen's Piano Concerto) will not be released in mp3 format.

    Does anyone have any experience ripping audio from DVDs? Recommended apps? Helpful comments?

    As a side note, I've never ripped a DVD into a video file either; and if I can do that, I can always extract audio from the video file. So if you have no experience ripping audio from DVDs but do have experience ripping video, please feel free to comment as well.

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    An approach using a free piece of software. I've not done this, so...

    http://www.ehow.com/how_5790301_rip-audio-tracks-dvd.html


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    I suppose I could run some tests on my Boulez Ring Cycle...

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    I use a program called Handbrake to create mkv video files that are about 1/4 the file space of the original DVD disk image. The mkv can be loaded into Audacity sound editor and re-saved as MP3 files, breaking out chunks at appropriate points in the entire work. Sound quality seems to depend on which sound format you pull in on Handbrake from the original DVD, many of which have several selections. May have to experiment a bit.
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    I've use VLan to extract audio. Has the advantage that you can script the whole thing.

    See

    https://wiki.videolan.org/Extract_audio/

    and

    http://www.wikihow.com/Rip-DVD-Audio...C-Media-Player

    The nice thing is that it will pull audio out in MP3 or FLAC.
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    Im still using Mini Disc. My DVD is plugged into my hi fi. I make compilations from the DVD and listen to them on my Portable Mini Disc player. No Computer or awkward software issues experianced.
    Did I miss something already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    I use a program called Handbrake to create mkv video files that are about 1/4 the file space of the original DVD disk image.
    Handbrake should be able to rip straight to an MP3.

    I use MakeMKV to rip losslessly from DVD and Blu-Ray, and Handbrake to compress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    Handbrake should be able to rip straight to an MP3.
    I just may not know how to do that yet. Supposedly you can rip straight from the VLC player. I actually create a .iso image file (using Brasero) of the disc and play that off my 1TB external drive, and make the smaller sized Handbrake .mkv files off the image file for my netbook which has only 125GB hard drive. The nice thing with the Handbrake files is I can select the preferred audio track and burn in the subtitles, then it runs the opera (or other program) straight out rather than having to hassle with menus and selections.
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    I've been using DVD Audio Extractor for many years, works perfectly! But is but free...

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    I'll be testing these methods at the end of the week when amazon is finally ready to make the Donaueschinger Musiktage 2014 box available in the U.S. (already pre-ordered with priority shipping weeks ago...)

    If all goes well, I'll be turning some of my meager spending power to works released only by DVD. Namely the Neuwirth and Fuentes DVDs on Kairos, and then operas such as Alice In Wonderland, The Minotaur, Faustus, Rasputin, Dionysos, and so on...

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    Yeah, I'd like to do the same with Lohengrin with Jonas Kaufmann
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