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Ripping DVD-Audio

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Simon6776, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. Simon6776

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    Not sure if this is in the right section, but I'm sure someone will move it if not. :)

    Does anyone know if the soundtrack from a DVD-A can be ripped on a PC, and mixed down to 2 channel stereo, for burning to a CD, and can anyone recommend some software to do this?

    Thanks for any help. :smashin:
     
  2. Jules

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    No, at least not digitally anyway.
    As far as I know it can't be done as no-one has yet cracked the DVD-Audio copy protection.

    The best way of doing it would be pass an analogue feed from your DVD player into an audio CD recorder, or into the the 'line in' on your PC's soundcard and capture real time.
     
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  4. Simon6776

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    Thanks, I'll have a look at those. I'm not sure if they will rip DVD-Audio, as in DVD-A, or whether they just rip the audio from conventional DVDs, if you see what I mean. Are the two the same? Sorry if that's a stupid question, but my PC DVD Drives don't seem to want to play DVD-As, but will play DVDs, so I wondered if the format was different?
     
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    Those bits of software are for DVD Video and not DVD Audio.

    There is no chance of extracting the high res DVD Audio track. A CD version on discs can be done though. The drive will only recognise the CD part.
     
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    Don't hold me to this, but I believe only certain soundcards are capable of decoding the DVD-A format. Some of the M-Audio cards are capable of doing this. At present no soundcard can decode the SACD format.

    I don't think it has anything to do with the PC DVD Drive.
     
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    No they're different.....different specs
     
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    Im using a Creative Audugy 2 ZS sound card. It can decode DVD-A and I often listen to my DVD-A's on my PC. The software that came with the card also includes a DVD-A player.

    If you dont have a card AND software that can read the DVD-A's then you cant play them on your PC. Same goes for DVD-Videos. No software, no playback.

    As for rippin, well, converting them to stereo CD sound defeats the purpose of buying a DVD-A disk. Why not just buy the CD to begin with?

    Im sure there must be a way to ripp without loosing any quality or chanels. (5.1)

    I heard of some software calle "Flac" that allows flawles ripping of CD's, it might work for DVD-A's and if no then there might be a DVD-A version?
     
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    I have DVD-A's to listen to at home, but I don't want to have to buy the cd version just to listen to it in the car
     
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    Thats why I like SACD
     

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