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19th March 2006, 11:25 AM
Hi all,

Apoligies if this has been asked and answered before, but I did have a scout around and couldn't find anywhere that it was answered.

Is there any way to copy the audio from a DVD to my iBook?

I basically want to get some of the tracks from a music video I have just brought (the albumn is only available in music DVD format :( ) onto my ibook so I can listen to them without having to have the DVD with me - and possibly put them onto my iPod mini.

I'm sure it's not a hard thing to do, but I just can't figure it out.

Thanks in advance.

19th March 2006, 11:44 AM
Depends. Try MacTheRipper and ffmpeg... However it depends how much audio you want. Editing could be a pain if you only want certain bits!

19th March 2006, 01:28 PM
id try handbreak, thatll do it.

20th March 2006, 12:36 AM
I also want to know the exact same thing. I want to extract some audio from a DVD to AAC. Handbrake will export to AAC, but only as part of a video file itself. I don't think it'll do just the audio. Perhaps if there was a file that could strip the audio from a video file, I could use that on the output of Handbrake?

Any other suggestions?

Peter Wells
20th March 2006, 06:26 AM

20th March 2006, 06:40 AM
You could also try WireTap

20th March 2006, 08:30 AM
I use Audio Hijack Pro all the time and it works really well


You just 'hijack' the audio coming from the DVD player and you can record it as AAC, MP3, wav etc, then just drag and drop into itunes.

When you are recording the audio it only records when the DVD player is playing. This is handy as you can find the start of the song on the DVD, press stop, put Audio Hijack Pro into record mode, press play on the DVD and the program starts recording automatically. Then, when the song is finished, hit stop on either of the programs and you are done.

There is a fee for the program but you can use it for 10 minutes at a time before the program introduces noise, so you could record 1 or 2 songs, quit the program & re-launch with another 10 minutes (to evaluate the program of course!). Personally I have paid the small fee because I use it all the time to get music DVD audio into my itunes collection.

Hope this helps :)