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Music concert DVD to CD

by saleh.2201 / May 24, 2007 10:35 AM PDT

I have not seen this question posed before. It is: Is there a way (maybe special software) to take a music concert DVD and somehow convert just the music portion to be recorded and burned to a CD for listening to in my car? I have several live concert DVD's that I would love to take just the music from it and create a CD for listening in my car or any CD player. Is this even possible?

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Anything is possible!
by Matty D 101 / June 10, 2007 5:38 PM PDT

There could be a very simple way of doing this that i'm missing but here are some things you could try that may or may not work.

If you have a mac you can use a free nifty little program called soundflower. it will let you rout audio from the output of one program into the input of another. (out of your media player and into garage band)to change the output of your media player, download another nifty app called detour.

Warning: I might not have a clue what im talking about here, but what the hell.

on a PC you can rip the DVD - im not sure if this will work because I have never used the app - and drop the appropriate flie into windows movie maker, where it possibly will seperate audio from the film? then you just can just export the audio.

Id be interested to know how other people would go about it...

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My progress ripping music from concert DVDs to CDs
by saleh.2201 / June 11, 2007 11:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Anything is possible!

Thanks Matty D for your contribution. I tried using some programs that were suggested and have accomplished the following: I copied the DVD (Robin Trower - Living out of time) using a program called TotalRecording (it is supposed to copy anything that comes out of my sound card) and then burned a CD using Veritas Record now. I was able to complete the rip & burn process, but the CD sounds like an old phonograph with pops and crackles. (imagine recording to tape your worst album). Maybe my sound card is not up to par or I did something wrong. I am still working on this and will continue until I get a perfect copy. Please continue to suggest anything that might help! I would love to listen to concert DVD music in my car with CDs.

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I use this
by Ed Mead Forum moderator / June 11, 2007 1:02 PM PDT
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A problem
by vensen08 / October 16, 2007 7:00 PM PDT
In reply to: I use this

I have tried this software, but after the conversion is done, I found that it is not in the correct audio track I want. What I want is French, but I get English. How to correct it?

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Easy with certain software
by stealthbean / June 12, 2007 8:31 AM PDT

If your into making music you may have heard of certain music production softwares such as Cakewalks Sonar or Protools, etc..
When you play a dvd thru windows media player the audio is usually outputed to spdif. This audio singal can directly be routed into the music application software and recorded digitally at the same quality coming from the DVD. Just be sure you set your recording options the same to that of the DVD audio. For example if the DVD audio is 48Khz/24 bit, then set the recording options in the software to 48khz 24 bit, otherwise you may get chipmunk music, or slow-mow music.

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One more thing..
by stealthbean / June 12, 2007 8:38 AM PDT

the only downside to this process is that it will not rip the audio at fast pace, only at same pace that the song is playing. However you can set your recording options to stop recording at a certain time..lets say after 2 hours, so you can record and go to sleep and you will have an exact digital wav copy of the dvds audio with no degradation at all when you wake up in the morning.

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