How to extract audio from DVD? It's a common question from DVD collectors who need DVD soundtracks or special sound effects for later editing or setting as BGM of a home-made video. DVD audio ripper, a kind of DVD ripping software, can deliver a pretty convenient way to convert DVD to an audio file. Let's search on Google. Numerous results may involve you into a dilemma of which one is worth using. Here, we round up top 5 DVD audio rippers with reviews so that you can use anyone you like to achieve DVD to audio ripping.
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is an all-round DVD ripper available to rip DVD to audio and video digital file. It can well handle all types of copy protection (such as CSS, region code, Sony ArccOS, Disney X-project DRM and so on) to successfully rip any DVD, even latest released commercial DVD movies, to MP3, AAC or AC3. This top DVD audio ripper also allows users to trim DVD video by setting start/end time helping extract sound effects from specific segment and adjust audio parameters, bit rate, sample rate, codec and channel to output better quality fitting for different devices. Thanks to Super Encode Engine and Hyper-threading tech, it can rip a two-hour length DVD movie to audio in a couple of minutes. It's definitely user-friendly. Every button is well organized on a concise interface. Even a green hand can control it without trouble.
Apart from ripping audio from DVD, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum can convert DVD to MP4, AVI, MOV, FLV etc. and portable devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone/Tablet. It also offers a DVD copy mode to 1:1 clone main/full title to ISO image, VIDEO_TS folder and a single MPEG2 file.
DVD Audio Extractor features ripping audio from DVD movies, music DVDs and Blu-ray. It can not only save audio as MP3, FLAC, WAV, MP3 but demux audio stream to its original format (AC3, DTS, MLP, MPA etc.) from DVD. Audio playback function helps users make a right decision to encode audio from specific chapter(s). Batch extracting from all chapters are supported as well. The adjustable sample rate can deliver a high quality of saved audio. Speaking of ripping speed, DVD Audio Extractor announces that it encodes audio tracks within 10% of normal playback time. It is designed with a wizard interface helping users follow the steps to rip audio from DVD easily.
DVD Audio Extractor has stopped updating from version 7.2.0 (2014-02-20) so that it may not support latest operation systems, like Windows 10, macOS Sierra.
Like other top DVD audio rippers, ImTOO DVD to Audio Converter focuses on extracting audios from DVD discs. It offers multiple output formats, including MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, AC3, OGG, RA and SUN AU. Depending on individual needs, users can freely split one file into several parts to getting desired audio clips. Editing options are available as well. Users are allowed to customize sample rate, bit rate, codec, volume and other parameters of audio and set audio tag info, like title, author, album and genre. With the support of multi-core CPU, ImTOO DVD to Audio Converter provides a pretty fast audio converting speed. And, an easy to use and understand interface is highly recommended by users.
What we should call your caution is that ImTOO DVD to Audio Converter can only rip home DVD, but lack of the ability to extracting audio from copy-protected DVDs.
Aiming to be the best answer for how to convert DVD audio, Xilisoft DVD to Audio Converter is specially designed to rip audio files from DVDs in mainstream formats, like MP3, WMA, WAV, M4A, AAC, AC3 and OGG. Before converting, users can modify default settings for output audio. For example, you can trim a segment of source DVD to convert as audio, calculate bit rate to change audio file size, split one file into several parts and edit title, author, album, genre etc. of the extracted audio file. Multithreading and multi-core CPU support help this top DVD audio ripper batch convert multiple DVDs to audios speedily.
It cannot support encrypted DVDs as ImTOO DVD to Audio Converter. In addition, it is tested to deliver a little lower speed to rip audio from DVD.
Compared with a pure DVD audio ripper, Any Video Converter Ultimate offers an all-purpose solution to convert DVD, videos and audios. It enables users to rip DVD movies to MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, M4A with few clicks while keeping excellent quality. It also provides basic editing tools to merge multiple DVD titles or clip segment of one DVD video for audio extracting. Audio parameters can be redefined to satisfy different demands of output audio. What's more, Any Video Converter Ultimate is available to change formats of almost all types of videos and audios, download and convert online videos, capture and record videos from Netflix, iTunes etc.
Although Any Video Converter Ultimate plays several roles like DVD audio extractor, video converter, video downloader and video recorder, it is complained due to a bit slow speed to handle tasks and attached junk software.
Verdict: After free trials of all top 5 DVD audio rippers, we found that...
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is topped because it grants the easiest operation, greatest performance and fastest speed to extract audio from DVD. This WinX DVD audio ripper actually cannot meet requirement of some users who want an output profile more than MP3, AAC, AC3, but must be the perfect choice for a great majority users who just need to rip a hi-fi MP3 audio from DVD.
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.
External Sources from Wiki:
• DVD - A digital optical disc storage format invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic in 1995...
• Audio file format - A file format for storing digital audio data on a computer system. The bit layout of the audio data is called the audio coding format and can be uncompressed, or compressed to reduce the file size, often using lossy compression. The data can be a raw bitstream in an audio coding format, but it is usually embedded in a container format or an audio data format with defined storage layer...
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