extract audio from the DVD

How to Extract Audio from DVD?  

There are many reasons and instances why you want to extract the audio from DVD. You may want an easy transcription for your favorite video, and this is one of the reasons why you want to convert it into mp3.

In this guide, you will come to know about the best possible ways to extract audio from DVD videos. You can play all kinds of CDs, DVDs, and blu-ray videos on a VLC player. And, the best part is that you can extract audio from DVD players.

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Part 1: Extract Audio from DVD Using VLC Player

To separate the audio from video, you need an effective tool. With the right approach and tool, you can easily extract the desired audio from DVDs.

Here are the steps to teach you how to convert DVDs into audio files on your Windows. These are the steps that you can use with the VLC media player.

Step 1. Download and Launch VLC Media Player

  • First, you will need to download and install the VLC from the official site.
  • You can easily install the VLC media player on your Windows and MacBook.

  • After this, insert your DVD into the DVD/CD ROM player on your system. Make sure you insert the correct DVD from which you want to extract the audio.

Step 2. Open VLC on Your System

  • Once you have inserted the DVD, open the VLC player and click on the “Media” from the top menu bar.
  • Now, scroll down and tap on the “Convert/Save” option to open the Media window.

  • To open the “Media” window, you can also use shortcut keys “Ctrl + R.”

Step 3. Open DVD Files as Source

  • Now, it is time to choose the file source to select the desired video.
  • Click on “+Add” to add a video file to VLC from which you want to extract the audio from DVD option.

  • Click on the “Convert/Save” option to go to the new Window.

Step 4. Adjust the Profile Settings

  • As you want the audio file, you need to extract the audio in mp3 form from DVD player.
  • For this, you should click on the profile drop-down menu.

  • Now, scroll down and choose the audio mp3 profile.

Step 5. Export as MP3

  • In last, select the mp3 from the option to extract the audio from your DVD video.
  • After this, click on “Save” to save the audio file.
  • You can choose the folder where you want to save the converted audio file on your system.
  • To set the destination folder and filename, tap on browse, and navigate to the folder where you want to save the file. Type in the filename, then click “Save”.

Part 2: FAQs – How to Extract Audio from DVD

Q: Should I Overwrite the Existing File at the End of Conversion?

A: When you save the audio, it may flash a message of “overwrite existing file”. You can do this by setting your playback to loop. To solve this issue, it is better to exit the VLC and open it again to uncheck the loop option. After this, you can restart the conversion process.

Q: Can I Split the Entire Audio File into Small Portions?

A: Yes, you can split the entire audio file into small portions. For this, it is better to convert the whole DVD into audio and then split that file to individual parts. You can use Audacity to break the complete audio file into individual songs.

Q: How to Convert a Section of DVD to Audio?

A: When you want to convert a section of DVD to an audio file, you need to select the start and end positions. For this, in the open media window of the VLC player, click on show more options and choose the start and end times.

For example, if you only want to extract audio from a certain section of DVD video, let’s say Title 3, chapter 2, you can set the title of the section. After this, set the profile options and save the audio in the desired destination folder.

Q: What If I Convert a DVD but Become Gabled?

A: There are various reasons behind gabled DVD video. First, make sure that the VLC can play the whole DVD player. If there is any section of DVD that cannot be played, then the conversion process will not be complete. And, your audio or video can become gabled.

But if the VLC player can play the whole DVD without any issue, then try and play the audio with it. On the other hand, if you extract the audio from video in the VLC player, but it is not working on any device, then there may be a compatibility issue.

So, to improve the compatibility issue, edit the audio in the mp3 profile. For this, tap on the gear icon and click on the audio codec tab. After this, you should choose the MPEG Audio codec and select the bit rate to 192. Also, set sampling rate at 44100 hertz.

This is how you can get audio that is compatible with most of the devices. In this case, if your DVD video is gabled, you can set the audio to run it on any device.

Q: Can I Extract music from DVD Using Windows Media Player on Windows 10/11?

A: No, you are not able to extract audio from video or DVD using a Windows media player. It is because Microsoft has removed the support for DVD playback. But, it supports the FLAC and MKV video files on Windows 10/11.

In simple words, you can’t extract audio from DVDs with a Windows media player on Windows 10/11.

Q: Can I Extract Audio With A Protected DVD?

A: Yes, you can extract the audio with a protected DVD using some vide to audio converter. There is a various free and paid video to audio converters that you can use to extract audio with a protected DVD.

Final Words

Now you know the best way to extract audio from DVDs. Use these methods to convert your favorite video to audio. The VLC media player can be used on both Windows and macOS to separate the audio from video.

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