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3 Ways to Rip Audio Tracks from DVDs on Mac or Windows

Written by Janet Richard on Mar 13, 2011

Last updated: Oct 30th, 2019| 3 minutes to read

DVD is a great way to store and play media files, but it is not so convenient when users want to play in various portable devices. Then, you may need to rip and extract audio tracks from DVD. But how to rip audio tracks from DVDs?

Here in this guide you will be introduced with 3 different ways to rip audio from a DVD on Mac or on Windows PC, including methods to use dedicated DVD audio extractor and free tools to do so.

Quick navigation
Part 1. Easiest Way to Rip Audio from DVD on Mac or Windows
Part 2. Rip Audio from DVD for Free (2 Ways)
Part 3. Can I Rip Audio from DVD with Handbrake?
Part 4. Can I Rip Audio from DVD with Windows Media Player?

Best Way to Rip Audio from DVD on Mac or Windows


Best Way to Rip Audio from DVD on Mac

The best DVD audio extractor for mac, according to many users, is iFunia Video Converter for Mac.

iFunia Video Converter is a all-in-one media tool to play, convert, download, burn, edit and extract video/audio on Mac, allowing users to play and customize their medial files as needed.

Main Features of iFunia Video Converter

  • Support 4K and HEVC videos;
  • Convert video and audio in 400+ formats;
  • Download videos from YouTube and other 1000+ websites;
  • Burn various videos into DVD;
  • Rip video and audio from DVD;
  • Offer free DVD templates;
  • Edit videos: crop, trim, merge, enhance, add subtitles/watermark/3D effects. Etc.;

Steps to Rip Audio from DVD on Mac

Step 1. Download and install iFunia Video Converter for Mac, insert the DVD to your Mac.

Step 2. Import DVD to iFunia.

You can drag and drop the DVD icon into iFunia. It can add three kinds of DVD (DVD disc, DVD folder which include a "Video_TS" folder and a "Audio_TS" folder, IFO file).

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Step 3. Choose an audio output format.

Click the "Output Format" drop-down menu, choose General Audio and select the audio output format you want to save the DVD as.

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Step 4. Rip audio from DVD on Mac

Then click the convert button at the right bottom of interface. After conversion, you will find the ripped audio from DVD saved in output folder.


Best Way to Rip Audio from DVD on Windows PC

While, the best program to extract audio from DVD on Windows PC, as we highly recommend here, is WinX DVD Ripper Platinum.

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is a dedicated DVD ripping software to backup, convert and rip DVD as different video or audio formats on Windows. It supports DVD Disc, ISO Image, DVD folder, damaged DVD, TV shows DVD and Japanese DVDs, also works on Windows 10 or lower.

Steps to Rip Audio from DVD on Windows

Step 1. Download and install WinX DVD Ripper on Windows, insert the DVD to your computer;

Step 2. Add DVDs by clicking on the DVD Disc button;

Step 3. Select the imported DVD, click “To Music” and choose an audio output format;

Step 4. Then click the “Run” button to extract audio from DVD;

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Rip Audio from DVD for Free (2 Ways)


You may have studied on the topic of “Rip DVD Audio” for a while and noticed that there are free tools available to extract audio tracks from DVD. Here we will include the tutorials to rip audio from DVD for free with 3 tools, VLC, Handbrake and Window Media Player.


Rip Audio from DVD with VLC (Mac & Windows)

It is true that there are quite a lot of MKV to iMovie converters available to perform such a conversion. But for users who want to convert MKV to iMovie fast and easily, with original video quality, we here recommend iFunia Video Converter.

VLC is a free and open source media player to play various videos, DVDs, CDs, VCDs and other streaming protocols, also, it allows user to convert and stream videos. It offers different versions: Windows, macOS, Linux, Unix, iOS and Android.

Steps to Rip Audio from DVD with VLC

Step 1. Download and install VLC Media Player on your computer.

Step 2. Launch the program, go to File>Convert/Stream

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Step 3. Click “Open Media” to import your DVD file, then choose output as MP3. Click “Save” to start the converting process.

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Step 4. Find the output file in output folder, then add the extension .mp3 to the file name, the audio will be extracted from the DVD video using VLC.

Then click the convert button at the right bottom of interface. After conversion, you will find the ripped audio from DVD saved in output folder.

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Pros:

  • No batch DVD audio ripping is allowed;
  • Not easy to use;
  • Audio quality is scarified;

Rip Audio from DVD Online Free (Mac & Windows)

Also, we can extract audio from DVD online free. Though few of online tools allows users to directly rip audio from DVD, we can upload the VOB files from a DVD, then save as MP3 or other audio format to extract DVD audio for free.

The online tool we recommend to rip audio from DVD is Zamzar, it allows users to convert all kinds of files, including images, videos, audios, documents and others to different formats.

Steps to Rip Audio from DVD Online Free

Step 1. Go to Zamzar;

Step 2. Click “Add Files” to import VOB videos from DVD;

Step 3. Then choose output as MP3 or other audio format;

Step 4. Click “Convert Now” to extract audio from DVD.

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Pros:

  • Take time to upload VOB and other DVD videos;
  • Audio quality is scarified;

Can I Rip Audio from DVD with Handbrake?


Handbrake is a free and open-source tool to convert virtually all kinds of videos (including DVDs), it supports the video conversion on Windows, macOS and Linux. You may be wondering if you can rip audio from DVD with Handbrake.

Well, the answer is NO. You cannot convert DVDs to audio format with Handbrake, therefore, it is no way to rip audio from DVD using this tool. Handbrake only allows users to saved DVDs or other videos as MP4 and MKV, not any audio format.

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Also, I have tried another way to rip DVD audio with Handbrake by adding extension .mp3 to the file name of output video, however, it won’t work, the created MP3 file can be opened, but cannot played, there is just noise saved in the MP3 file.


Can I Rip Audio from DVD with Windows Media Player?


Also, there is a part of users wonder if they can rip DVD Audio with Windows Media Player, the free program to play media files coming with Windows OS.

However, Windows Media Player doesn’t support ripping audio from DVD.

It allows to burn and rip CDs. Even, users can burn DVDs using this program, but are not allowed to rip video or audio from DVD, for the reason of copyright protection.Meanwhile, the latest Windows 10 doesn’t contain Windows Media Player anymore, what’s more, there is no official download offered for users anymore. That’s to say, it becomes harder and harder for users to burn or rip CDs with Windows Media Player.

Conclusion


It is true that there are free DVD audio extractors available to rip DVD audio for free, but if you want to rip audio from DVD easily and successfully, a professional DVD ripper program is necessary. For Mac users, iFunia Video Converter worth a try, while for Windows users, Winx DVD Ripper is a good choice. So, what’s your choice?

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