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Free DVD Audio Ripper – Rip Audio/Music from DVD Easily

Do you remember Let It Go, Into the Unknown in Frozen movies, A Whole New World from Aladdin, Spirit from The Lion King, See You Again…? Now, you can get the amazing music songs from DVDs if you have a proper DVD audio ripper without need to download the audio from online. These original and unforgettable songs make hit films classic, and also please your ears. So, this guide will teach you how to extract audio from DVDs easily, including some copy-protected DVDs.

Rip Audio from DVD
Extract Audio from DVD

Best Free DVD Audio Ripper to Rip DVD Audio to MP3, AC3, AAC, etc.

WinX DVD Ripper [Free and safe] is the best choice to rip audio (audio track, soundtrack/music, themed songs) from a DVD to MP3, AAC, AC3/DTS. Convert any part of a DVD audio in 3 simple steps. 100% original sound quality reserved.

If you don't know which program can rip DVD audio files, you've come to the right place. This post will focus on best free DVD audio ripper, along with step-by-step guide on how to extract audio from a DVD with original quality.

Part 1. Top 4 Free DVD Audio Rippers for Windows/Mac

No.1: WinX DVD Ripper

The DVD audio ripper freeware recommended first is WinX DVD Ripper, which is designed to free rip homemade and commercial copy-protected DVDs to MP4, WMV, AVI, MOV, iPhone, Apple TV, Android Samsung, PSP, etc. formats or devices. Here, you can extract any soundtracks, themed songs, music from any DVD to MP3, AAC, AC3/DTS, FLAC in 100% original quality. If needed, you can choose AC3/DTS surround sound option to rip DVD audio data with 5.1 (6) channels, 48 kHz sampling rate, 448 kbit/s, etc. If you only want part of a DVD audio, there comes an editing option for you to customize the beginning and ending time of the DVD song freely.

As a professional DVD ripper which should have the ability to handle any types of DVD, WinX DVD Ripper can remove region codes 1-6 and bypass DVD protections like CSS, UOP, RCE, Sony ARccOS, Disney DRM etc. With the help of Hardware Acceleration, it has become the No.1 fast DVD ripper now.

WinX DVD Ripper
WinX DVD Ripper

No.2: DVD Audio Extractor

DVD Audio Extractor is powerful software focusing on DVD audio ripping and extracting. It helps extract audio streams from Blu-ray, DVD-Audio and DVD-Video discs to OGG, MP3, Wave or FLAC files. Also, it can demux audio streams directly to MLP, PCM, MPA, AC3 or DTS files. If necessary, you can use its CD Image creating feature to convert DVD to Audio CD or DTS-CD to play with your CD player.

As an easy free DVD audio ripper and well-known for its easy-to-use interface, ultra-fast ripping speed, multi-channel capability, audio preview, etc., DVD Audio Extractor has attracted hundreds of thousands of users.

DVD Audio Extractor
DVD Audio Extractor

No.3: WinX DVD Copy Pro

WinX DVD Copy Pro is the best DVD copying software fully compatible with Windows OS. It enables you to extract audio/video from DVD with intact tone quality. With a few simple steps, use the clicks-and-go way to grab only the audio from a DVD and save it as AC3 5.1 channel audio file. Even better, you can select the title you need for audio extraction while letting other unnecessary titles go to spend less time and make the extracted AC3 file smaller.

In addition to ripping DVD audio, this DVD audio ripper also provides varied DVD backup solutions. You can 1:1 copy DVD to DVD disc/ISO Image/DVD folder at a blazing fast speed while reserving intact original video, audio, subtitles and chapter.

WinX DVD Copy Pro
WinX DVD Copy Pro

No.4: VLC Media Player

If you have VLC installed, you can also use it to rip audio from DVD discs, ISO Image or VIDEO_TS folder. As the most popular media player with over 37 billion downloads, VLC offers many hidden yet useful bonus features besides video music playback. And ripping DVD is one of the most useful one. You can rip DVD with VLC to MP4, MKV, AVI, etc. and to MP3, OGG, WMA, FLAC and CD quite easily.

However, VLC can only rip non-protected and CSS-encrypted DVDs with the help of libdvdcss. If you have any region-locked DVDs or DVD protected by UoP, RCE, Sony ARccOS, Disney DRM, 99-title, etc. advanced encryption method.


Part 2. How to Rip Audio from DVD with the Best DVD Audio Extractor?

Take WinX DVD Ripper as an example. Only 3 simple steps are required to rip audio from a DVD. First of all, download and install this free DVD audio ripper software.

Step 1. Load the DVD you want to rip to audio. Insert source DVD to your computer DVD ROM, launch the ripper, hit "DVD Disc" button to import the DVD you inserted before.

Step 2. Select the output audio format.After you load the DVD to the DVD audio ripper, it will showcase the DVD information in the interface. Then, what you need to do is to click "to Music" tab. If you want to keep the original quality, select AC3/DTS.

Rip DVD Audio
Rip DVD Audio

Step 3. Select the part of DVD audio you want to rip. Back to the main interface, click the Edit icon at the end of the selected title column. First, drag the progress bar to make sure the portion of audio you'd like to extract. Then, check the Enable Trim box, and enter the Start Time and End Time of the portion. To make things easier, you can use the small triangle button under the progress bar to set the part you'd like to rip.

Step 4. Begin to rip DVD to audio. When everything is set in place, simply hit "Start" button to make this free DVD audio ripper begin ripping instantly. It can also digitize DVDs to video formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, etc.

Disclaimer: Digiarty Software does not advocate ripping copy-protected DVDs for any commercial purpose and suggests referring to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before doing so.

Part 3. Furthering Reading – What Audio Format Can You Rip from DVDs?

Actually, there are four audio formats used in a DVD movie: PCM, DTS, MPEG-1 Audio Layer II (MP2), or Dolby Digital (AC-3). To be specific:

  • PCM: 48 kHz or 96 kHz sampling rate, 16 bit or 24 bit Linear PCM, 2 to 6 channels, up to 6,144 kbit/s; N. B. 16-bit 48 kHz 8 channel PCM is allowed in a DVD, but it won't work well with authoring applications or DVD players.
  • AC-3: 48 kHz sampling rate, 1 to 5.1 (6) channels, up to 448 kbit/s.
  • DTS: 48 kHz or 96 kHz sampling rate; channel layouts = 2.0, 2.1, 5.0, 5.1, 6.1; bitrates for 2.0 and 2.1 = 377.25 and 503.25 kbit/s, bitrates for 5.x and 6.1 = 754.5 and 1509.75 kbit/s.
  • MP2: 48 kHz sampling rate, 1 to 7.1 channels, up to 912 kbit/s.

PCM uses a relatively high bit rate of 1.6Mbps, which will take a large space and make most DVD players choke. In contrast, ranging from 64 to 448 kbps with a typical bit rate of 384 kbps for 5.1 audio and 192 kbps for stereo audio, AC3 is 1/8 the size of PCM 1.6 Mbps with a very little quality loss. While most DTS on DVD is the lower 768 Kbps mode, it’s not consistently better than 449Kbps AC-3. And the MP2 is quite rare. Therefore, Dolby Digital (AC-3) is the default codec for DVD, and most discs use AC-3 mono or stereo audio.

So, rip DVD to AC3 audio is suggested.

  1. Good sound effect: AC3 audio is born with extremely good audio effect; it enables you to feel original DVD audio and surround sound.
  2. Small file size: AC3 has a high compression ratio, so the file size is small but the sound effect is amazing. The AC3 file of small size is easy to copy and carry.
  3. No subtitle: The AC3 audio file extracted from DVD contains no subtitle, which is customized to listening practice for both personal study and public instructional use.
  4. Easy controllability: You can pause, go fast forward or rewind this audio file grabbed from DVD conveniently.
  5. Meritorious recoverability: AC3 audio can be recovered, with excellent recovery effect. All information within 6 channels is digitalized in the processes of making and restoring, so the information loss is very small.
  6. Great compatibility: AC3 audio extracted from DVD can be played by VLC, Windows Media Player, QuickTime and common players for DVD playback.

In conclusion, you are suggested to use WinX DVD Ripper to rip DVD to audio AC3 to play on computer, tablet, mobile phone, etc. with original tone quality.


author - Donna Peng

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Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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