DVD-Audio Ripping > ALAC

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  1. Icculus macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys been trying to figure this out on my own but not having much luck. I have this Talking Heads Box Set that has all the albums redone in DVD 5.1 Audio that I would love to rip to ALAC. What is the best program to do this? I have heard of everyone saying DVD-Audio Extractor beta 3, but I am not having any luck tracking this down. If anyone has any advice as to what program to use, or if this is just a bad idea as I am prone to have many I would appreciate any/all feedback. Thanks.
     
  2. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    If i am not mistaken, the ALAC codec only allows for stereo audio in whatever quality you need. note the stereo spec. 5.1 is 6 channels of sound.
     
  3. ReggaeFire macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure about multichannel support in ALAC, but Audio Hijack Pro can convert DVD-Audio to a number of formats.
     
  4. Mr. Wonderful macrumors 6502a

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    I boot into Windows for this and use DVD Decryptor. Note that you'll only be able to pass Stereo high-resolution audio over optical. Anything past DD and DTS requires HDMI.

    Foobar2000 can also play and rip the DVD-A.
     
  5. Icculus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for all the info guys! Really appreciate it!!
     
  6. mulo macrumors 68020

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    handbrake eats just about any file or dvd, i'm puzzled why people don't know of it...
    handbrake.fr
     
  7. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    we know of it here , it is just that it is more commonly suggested for dvd video and such. not for audio.
     

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