Audio from DVD

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Codeseven, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. Codeseven macrumors 6502a

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    I’m going to buy a DVD of a concert that I love the music to because they don’t make a separate soundtrack. I’d like to know what the best way, sound quality wise, of ripping the audio from the DVD would be. Thanks!
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    What kind of output do you want?
    AIFF file?
    mp3 file?
    Something else?
     
  3. Codeseven thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks.

    To be honest I’m not very knowledgeable about audio. I just want to be able make a great sounding file I can play through Sonos and make a CD for my car. What would be best?
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    It could be lot more complicated than it sounds as the concert DVD is possibly a multi-channel mix...5.1 or something like that...but you may be satisfied with the stereo version that would result from playing it through a 2-channel output.

    If it's copy-protected you'll have to circumvent that for a good rip. You could rip the entire DVD as a (mp4 or similar) movie with good quality audio, then export the audio from that using Quicktime Player.

    Another option is to install Soundflower (if you have a Mac) and Audacity and use Soundflower to route the audio to Audacity and record the concert in real time as the DVD plays on your computer. Then export the audio from Audacity in whatever format you choose.
     
  5. Codeseven thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks Brian, it might well be copy-protected, Ill find out when I get it. The music artist has said he (or maybe his label?) will not allow a soundtrack to be released, and this DVD has been out since friggin’ 2012.
     
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    You can probably use MakeMKV to rip the DVD, then Quicktime Player to export the audio.
     
  7. Boyd01 macrumors 601

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    I use a little app called Piezo for all kinds of similar things. It will record the audio in realtime from anything that plays on your Mac. No ripping is involved so it's very easy.
     
  8. Codeseven thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks Boyd, at what quality will it record?
     
  9. Boyd01 macrumors 601

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    Geez, not sure how to answer that. It records whatever your Mac is plays and you can save to a variety of file formats. The best are AAC 256kbps and MP3 256kbps VBR.

    The same company has a few other apps that might be worth a look, audio hijack would also do what you want although I have not really used it. https://rogueamoeba.com
     
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    Codeseven thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just as a follow up, I was listening to a Tech Guy radio show and heard mention of DVD Audio Extractor. Downloaded the fully functional 30 Day Trial and wallah!, great sounding CD.

    EDIT: Wow, great sounding CD!...but, according to the SONOS app on my iPad, the Apple Lossless ALAC files are apparently too large to send over my mediocre 100mb wi-fi network to my SONOS Speakers. I assume I need to convert the ALAC files to something smaller. My worry is that a smaller file won’t sound as good as the Lossless one, true? What file should I convert them to?

    Also, the SONOS message displayed is ‘network connection insufficient to maintain playback buffer’.
     
  11. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    Try a HIGH bitrate mp3 format.
    256k is probably good enough.
     
  12. Codeseven thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys.

    I simply went into iTunes (12.7), highlighted the Album with its ALAC files, File->Convert->Create AAC Version. This newly converted Album has the required by SONOS AAC 44.1kHz for streaming via an iOS device, and both my iPhone and iPad now play that album over my SONOS speakers just fine.

    Thanks again.
     

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