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convert audio from dvd to mp3

by ralphak / February 9, 2011 9:35 PM PST

Can I import audio from a dvd disc directly into Audacity 1.3.12 Beta (with ffmpeg library) and then convert the file to mp3? Thinking that I could, I dragged a file from the disc into Audacity, but the error message says that Audacity doesn't recognize the .VOB file. If I should be able to do this, what am I missing? If not, what do I need? I don't want to make an investment in the project because it's only a couple of dvd discs.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2011 1:56 AM PST

Since Audacity can record what you hear you can play the DVD and record it directly. Done.

You can also look at software like VOB to AVI like SUPER VIDEO CONVERTOR (sorry but it's free, has no watermarks and folk can learn how to use it.) Now with the video in some other format we can use VIRTUAL DUB to split off the audio into a MP3. This is not an offer to write a tutorial on said FREE titles but to supply the parts I use to do this.

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Convert audio from dvd to mp3
by ralphak / February 10, 2011 2:41 AM PST
In reply to: Cheat?

Bob, thanks for your reply. I'm not following you in the first part of your reply. The problem that I encountered was not being able to bring the dvd file into Audacity. Are you suggesting that I don't need to do this? I tried dragging the file into Audacity and also using File/Import/Audio and in each case Audacity says it doesn't recognize the .VOB file. I tried File/Import/Raw Data but after making the selections under the Import Raw Data dialog box, nothing happens. If I need to do this some other way, please explain.

According to Audacity, in order to edit audio files from a cd, the file must first be ripped into a format that Audacity can use. Does the same apply to dvd although ripping the dvd is what I'm in effect trying to do in the first place?

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No rip or rip.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2011 2:46 AM PST

Sorry but the first method I noted does not involve RIPPING.

The second method did but since it's all free software and there are tutorials out there I declined to write such in replies.

-> Again, since Audacity can record what we hear, we can avoid ripping and just record what is played.

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Download this one here at Cnet.
by ahtoi / February 10, 2011 7:31 AM PST

Pazera audio extractor. Give it a try since it's free.

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