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Extracting Audio From A Dvd


argelius1

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Apologies if this has been answered previously, but my searches failed to come up with anything...

 

Can the audio track(s) from a video DVD be extracted using Toast 7? I have an Elton John concert recorded on DVD (from HBO). I'd like to make a CD (for personal use only, of course!) of just the audio.

 

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I don't think Toast can help you with that, but I have used another piece of software to do that, called "0SEx". No idea why it's called that, honestly. If you do a search for it, note that the first charatcer there is a zero, not a letter O. It's free and sort of eternally in beta and the interface is super user-UN-friendly, but it works. I can't seem to find any link at the moment to download it, but it's probably still out there somewhere. Try this link to start:

 

http://shep.thefridgeowl.com/tutorial/files/0SEx.html

 

Oh wait, here it is:

 

http://kitaurawauzura.mydns.jp/~uzura/tips...x%200.0101b.zip

 

There appears to be a 0.0110a1 version too, but I think that's very alpha, so I wouldn't try it.

 

I believe you get some sort of raw AC3 file when ripping the audio track (the regular stereo track as opposed to any surround audio tracks, like 5.1 or 7.1) of a DVD with 0SEx this way, and I think I had to use another utility called mAC3dec to convert that to a regular stereo AIFF file. Then I used an audio editing app (Bias' Peak in my case) to cut the audio into tracks, before burning with Toast (with the between-track pauses set to 0 seconds of course!). I used this process to make audio CDs out of a live concert DVD of the band Yes, just like what you'd like to do. Hope this helps.

 

- JonYo

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I was way off, because I didn't think Toast7 could do that at all. However, I was mistaken, due to my inexperience with Toast7, having just updated from v6 to v7. Just saying that I was wrong, that's all.

 

 

I don't understand why you think you're "waaaay off" about Toast's ability to extract audio from a DVD. ffooky gave an excellent description of how this is done.
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Insert your DVD and go to Toast's Video tab. Open the Options drawer and select the Media tab. Select DVD in the first box and in the bottom box navigate to the Title on the disc you want to extract. If the concert is chaptered according to tracks, navigate down one more level so that all the chapters appear in the Media browser. Select and drag them all across the main window.

 

Toast will now extract each chapter, video and audio, so make sure you have plenty of HD space. In the Converted Items tab of Toast's preferences you may want to change the Delete Converted Items setting to Never for the duration of the project, just in case you have to quit Toast for some reason.

 

When all the tracks are extracted (you may want to rename them at this point), select the lot and hit the Export button at the bottom of the main window. Choose a folder to save your conversions in and then in Format, choose AIFF and hit the Options button. In the Rate field, select 44.100 and in the Quality field, select whichever of the self-explanatory options suits you best. Click OK and then Save. You may now safely Delete Converted Items Now and return the preferences to how you had them set before.

 

Once all tracks have converted you can burn them to audio CD as usual.

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Wow, I guess I was waaaay off about Toast's ability to do that! Ok, cut me a some slack though, I only updated from Toast 6 to 7 one whole day ago!

I don't understand why you think you're "waaaay off" about Toast's ability to extract audio from a DVD. ffooky gave an excellent description of how this is done.

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It's important to note that ffooky's method of using Toast to extract audio from a DVD will only work with unprotected (no CSS) DVDs. IE- just about NO DVD you would buy in a store, only stuff you burned yourself from whatever source. My method uses tools that will remove the CSS encoding during the ripping, so it will work even with CSS encrypted DVDs. The answer to whether my method is legal or not with a legally purchased DVD that you own is a little vague. I say it's legal, but I don't want to start some debate about the fair Use Act and all that, as this iscertainly isn't the right forum. Nontheless, from a technical standpoint, my method will work with pretty much any DVD, with or without CSS encryption.

 

- JonYo

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