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How to Rip Audio from DVD? (Everything You Need to Know)

By Tony Moton

Updated on March 5, 2021

You may face different situations when you need to extract or rip audio from DVDs. For example, some people want to extract live audios from classic concert DVDs to MP3 format for backing up as good memory or transferring to portable devices for convenient playback. Others may need to extract audio files from DVDs so that they can import the audio to different video editing software and use the audio files for creating fanvid videos. That's why a DVD ripper is needed. With a reliable DVD ripper, extracting audio from DVD is not difficult at all, and you can gain a way to easily backup content from DVDs.


Part 1. The Easiest Way to Rip Audio from DVD on Mac and Windows

Ripping audio from DVD is a simple task when you are using the correct tool. On the desktop, the easiest way to get extracted audio files from DVDs is to use a reliable DVD ripper - TuneFab DVD Ripper. Now, you are available to follow the recommendation and guide below to learn the best way to rip audio from DVD on Mac and Windows without hassle.

Things You'll Need

DVD discs

External DVD drive

TuneFab DVD Ripper

Main Features of TuneFab DVD Ripper

TuneFab DVD Ripper works smartly and efficiently to help rip media content from DVD to mainstream media formats with the simplest procedures. It performs stably and smoothly, enables the best performance to assist users to extract video/audio from DVD disc with ease. TuneFab DVD Ripper is designed with a clear and intuitive interface, allowing users to grasp the usage within a short period easily.

Essentially, it provides the following advantages that can highlight the user experience to a better level:

#1 Smart Detection

TuneFab DVD Ripper reacts swiftly to load content from a DVD disc or ISO folder inside the program to enable a next-step process. All video/audio content will be listed in the dashboard as you connect TuneFab DVD Ripper with the DVD disc.

#2 Various Output Options

TuneFab DVD Ripper provides 300+ output formats for encoding the ripped video/audio content. You may convert your favorite DVD movies to video formats including MP4, MKV, AVI and etc. Also, for those who want to rip DVD to MP3, this versatile DVD ripper provides the option. Besides, it allows users to casually customize the output parameters such as quality, frame rate, bitrate, etc. of the ripped DVD content, making it an ideal tool for ripping music from DVDs.

#3 Efficient Acceleration Mode

TuneFab DVD Ripper has a built-in GPU acceleration mode to enable 6X faster-ripping speed. It helps users to quickly get the video/audio content they want to extract with a very simple process and fast conversion speed.

#4 Extra Editing Tools

TuneFab DVD Ripper provides in-app editing tools to allow users to adjust and edit the DVD video/audio content instantly before starting ripping. Users can get personalized media content via the help of TuneFab DVD Ripper.

TuneFab DVD Ripper

Now let's come back to the main topic - how to rip audio from DVD. In the following, a simple guide will be provided to show you the exact way to extract audio files from a DVD disc using TuneFab DVD Ripper.

3 Steps to Rip Audio from DVD with TuneFab DVD Ripper

TuneFab DVD Ripper has simplified all the steps for you. Read on, follow the steps, and have a try!

STEP 1. Load DVD in TuneFab DVD Ripper

After inserting the DVD disc into your computer, launch TuneFab DVD Ripper and load the content by clicking "Load DVD" > "Load DVD Disc". Then the content list will automatically be detected and added to the dashboard in TuneFab DVD Ripper.

Load DVD Disc

Step 2. Select Audio Format

When the DVD content is loaded in TuneFab DVD Ripper, select an audio track you need to extract from the disc (many DVDs would contain several audio tracks, so you should choose the one you want to rip from the disc).

Select Audio Format for Exporting

Then, you also need to select an output audio format to re-encode the ripped audio file from the DVD disc. Click on the profile icon next to the DVD title, switch to the Audio tab, and choose an audio format for exporting. You are available to select one format for outputting all audio files at once from the top-right format selection menu. If you are curious about which audio format is best for exporting, here is some information about common audio formats that may suit your needs.

Audio Format



Most widely-used audio format, which can be supported on almost all devices and media players.


An audio format that is less compressed than MP3 thus has better sound quality. However, not all portable devices support the AAC format.


This format is also widely supported by many different device systems, including iOS, Android, Windows   Phone, Mac, etc.


This format is mostly used to encode ringtone for application on Apple devices.


This format is developed by   Microsoft. It uses lossless compression. And therefore, WAV audio files usually have higher sound quality.


Keeping the original structure and info of the audio files, FLAC will maintain the best sound quality of the   DVD disc without compressing the quality during conversion.

Step 3. Rip Audio from DVD

After selecting an audio format for outputting the audio files, you can hit the "Rip All" icon now for ripping the audio from the DVD to your computer immediately.

Converted DVD Successfully

Extra Tips: Common Audio Formats on DVD

DVD would use certain audio formats to encode the audio soundtracks of the video content. The most commonly used audio formats include Dolby Digital AC3, MPEG-1 Audio Layer II (MP2), and DTS. Here's a brief introduction.

Dolby Digital AC3

Dolby Digital AC3 is an audio compression format developed by Dolby Laboratories. The invention of Dolby Digital AC3 is based on the modified discrete cosine transform (MDCT) algorithm. This format is mainly used for the programs like a TV broadcast, radio broadcast via satellite, digital video streaming, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and game consoles.

MPEG-1 Audio Layer II (MP2)

MPEG-1 Audio Layer II is also a lossy audio compression format, which is developed after MP3. Comparing to MP3, which is widely used on PC and software, MP2 is mainly used for audio broadcasting.


DTS refers to a multi-channel and lossless audio codec invented by DTS. It is an extension of the lossy DTS Coherent Acoustics codec. By applying this audio format, devices without the ability to decode complicated lossless audio are also available to play DTS-HD MA. The application of DTS became popular in 2010.

Rip Audio from DVD

Part 2. Free Solution: How to Rip Audio from DVD with VLC Media Player

Except for using some third-party DVD rippers to rip audio from DVDs, if you have installed VLC Media Player on your device, you can directly use this program to extract audio files from DVDs. This is a hidden feature provided by the all-featured VLC. In the following, a simple guide will teach you how to use it.

STEP 1. Insert the DVD you are about to rip audio from to your computer. Then, launch VLC Media Player and go to "Media" > "Open Disc...". A window will pop up after you click this option.

STEP 2. Check the "No disc menus" box in the pop-up "Open Media" window. After that, move down to drop down the menu by clicking the triangle icon in the "Play" button, then choose the "Convert" option instead.

VLC Select No Disc Menu

STEP 3. In this step, you can select an output audio format in the "Profile" section. To encode audio files, MP3 is recommended as it is supported by more devices as well as media players.

STEP 4. Set a destination folder by clicking "Browser" in the "Destination" section. After saving the output folder, directly hit the "Start" icon and the ripping process would begin. Now you just need to patiently wait for it to complete!

Rip Audio from DVD VLC

Final Words

You may consider that ripping audio from a DVD can be troublesome. But with a reliable tool, you can get the process done pretty simply. TuneFab DVD Ripper is such a reliable helper. With it, you are available to rip any DVD content to common media files for promoting a more flexible playback. As it offers a free trial to every user, try the brilliant features provided by TuneFab DVD Ripper and rip your first DVD now!

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