Wednesday, 7 March 2007

Ripping audio

Thanks to all of those who offered suggestions on how to rip the audio from DVDs. Here is what I ended up doing, all in Linux, should it be useful to anyone else:

First I used mplayer to identify the tracks on the disc:

myplayer -identify dvd://

Then I determined what the id number of the commentary track was from the list. On the Anchor Bay Tenebre DVD it was 131, for instance.

Then I ripped this track, outputting it as a .wav file:

mplayer -vid 0 -aid 131 -vo null -ao pcm:file=tenebre.wav dvd://

Then I converted the .wav file to mp3 using LAME:

lame -h tenebre.wav tenebre.mp3

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