Ripping DVD audio

August 6, 2006 at 12:52 pm Leave a comment

What do you do if you don’t have a video iPod, but you still want to enjoy your favorite DVD’s on the road? You can rip the audio right off the DVD using mplayer’s mencoder. At the command line type mencoder dvd://1 -oac mp3lame -of rawaudio -ovc frameno -o outputfile.mp3

If you want to rip each track individually you can script the process like this:

for (( i=1; $i<13; i++ ))
	mencoder dvd://$i -oac mp3lame -of rawaudio -ovc frameno -o outfile-$i.mp3

Just replace the 13 with the highest title number in you DVD and you’re all set. You can use mencoder to rip the audio into ogg vorbis format or any of the other audio codecs mplayer supports.

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