Rip concert DVDs' soundtracks to MP3 for iPod
Learn how to extract the soundtracks of concert DVDs to MP3 for iPod on Mac
I have some DVD concerts and recently I want to extract the DVD soundtrack to playback it in my iPod. As you might know, ripping the soundtrack from a CD is easy with iTunes. But ripping DVD soundtrack is totally a different thing. You need a DVD ripping software to extract the soundtracks then convert them to MP3 format then sync it to your iPod.
I recommend a Mac DVD ripping software called iFunia DVD to iPod Converter for Mac. This software is a free trial application for Mac OS X that accomplishes this task quickly and easily. It helps you rip/extract DVD content to any common video/audio formats for playback on media players and mobile devices.
Step 1: Download & install iFunia DVD to iPod Converter for Mac
We’ll be using a very nice DVD Ripping tool for Mac OS called iFunia DVD to iPod Converter for Mac to extract the soundtrack of DVD concerts, head over here and download the free trial version. Next step is to install the program.
Step 2: Run iFunia DVD to iPod Converter for Mac
Now get your DVD concert disc and insert it. Then run iFunia DVD to iPod Converter on your Mac and click the big button "Add DVD" to load your DVD concert, you may see the name of DVD concert disk if you insert DVD before running this DVD ripper tool. This may take up to a minute or two depending on the contents of the DVD and the speed of your optical drive.
Step 3: Change the output settings
If you'd like to extract the soundtrack of DVD concert to MP3 files for playback on iPod, just set the output format as 'MP3-MPEG Layer-3 Audio (*.mp3)' and the Bitrate your preferred. Remember that the output file size mostly depends on the Bitrate you set. Larger Bitrate, larger file size.
Step 4: Start converting DVD concerts to MP3
Now you may click the big button "Start" to begin ripping DVD concert soundtrack to MP3 file for playback on your iPod.
Step 5: Transfer/Sync video to the iPod
To get the MP3 onto your iPod, launch iTunes 6 (or later). If you do not have it, download iTunes now. Drag your new extracted MP3 file into your iTunes library in the folder or playlist of your choosing.
Attach your iPod to your computer and sync the iPod with iTunes. If you're connecting your iPod for the first time, you'll need to name it, and choose how you'd like to manage your music and video. Check the option "Automatically sync songs and videos to my iPod" so your music and video from the iTunes library will automatically snyc to your iPod. The sync may take a few minutes. When syncing is done, eject your iPod and take your movies with you.