I did do an audio tutorial for the podcast but now its a bit out of date. Maybe I will do a new one.
In hopes of helping someone else out, regarding using DVD audio extractor
from beginning to end here's a written tutorial but an audio tutorial would
be much, much better.
1. To insure we're all on the same page, start at the desktop with all
2. place your DVD in your computer's disk drive and make sure it doesn't
launch any software to play it automatically.
3. under start menu then programs up arrow to or find your way to DVD Audio
Extractor and hit enter.
4. hit enter on the DVD Audio Extractor option. I should also note that you
can find the help files under this submenu, and the help files are
incredibly accessible. You can read the help files as easily as reading the
jaws help files with the f6 key.
5. when DVD Audio extractor launches, if you're computer is configured like
mine, you should hear your CD drive start spinning.
6. Tab through the very accessible prompts, and after about 3 tabs make sure
the correct drive your DVD is in is highlighted--it should be by default.
7. Here's the tricky part. tab until you hear something like: "title 02
along with a time stamp of somekind. down arrow to select a title then hit
enter. At this point tab once and the title you selected will be in an edit
field alerting you to the fact that it has been chosen. Prior to selecting
any title this edit field would have been clear conveying to you that you've
not selected any title at all. Here's the key to this. Turn on the JTP (jaws
to pc) and read from the top of the page down about 3 lines. You should come
across text that says: "Select all chapters." Left click on that icon to
execute the select all command. This is important because rather than ending
up with one chapter of the DVD selected, you will select the whole DVD as 1
complete file--cool, cool, cool!! Tab to Next and hit enter. Don't screw up
and hit enter on next chapter--it has to be the "next" option.
8. You will now be taken to a dialogue where you can make modifications to
the audio output of the file including selecting your file to be compressed
into .MP3, .ogg and others. You can also select the type of audio quality
such as mono, stereo, and I believe 5.1 surround sound. Make your selection
then tab and hit enter on next.
9. This is also important: tab through these choices and make sure you find
the "output location" edit field where you can specify where you want your
files to go. I would create and choose a folder that is easy to find on your
hard drive such as C:\Rips.
10. Tab to the checkbox that says: Split tracks by chapters checkbox
unchecked," and leave it alone. If it is checked pres spacebar to uncheck.
tab to Next and hit enter.
11. This is the last step. Tab through the choices and make your selections.
Hit enter on start to begin the process.
I'm running the free unregistered download without a single problem-see
links below. I ripped the audio from a DVD totaling 2.5 hours in 54 minutes.
I was able to use my computer just fine until about half ways through the
audio rip then my computer started slowing down a little so I stopped what I
was doing to let it finish doing its thing and all went well. You can use
your JTP to read the progress. The 2.5 hour DVD came out to a 147 meg .ogg
file. I compared the newly created audio file with the original and there is
no significant loss of quality if any at all, but I've not cranked up my
computer to run a thorough quality assessment. Besides the JTP selection
quirk this is a very, very accessible piece of software. This software costs
$30 and it is very well worth it. I've not heard the final ogg file yet so
don't know if there are any computer clicks or static in the file. I can't
emphasize enough how important it is to know exactly where your completed
file will end up. I lost the same exact copy of this file in my computer the
first time I tried this software successfully. Looks like this software will
definitely make my commute seem much shorter while catching up on all my
This link will take you to the website where you can download a 30 day trial: http://www.castudio.org/index.php
This link will take you to a tutorial page where you can read up on how to make a good .ogg audio rip of your DVD. http://www.castudio.org/dvdaudioextractor/tutorials.php
Big thanks to John Schucker for being the first person to turn me on to this
----- Original Message ----- From: "The Scarlet Wombat" <coconut@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2006 2:16 AM
Subject: [bct] Re: Help for DVD audio extractor
thisJ, if you get the newest version, it is 3.something, the items on the various screens are a lot more accessible than the older 1.5 version. On one of the screens, you specify the directory where the files are to go.
Mhy problem with it seems to be that it records about 15 to 25 minutes and
then stops, never finishing the extraction. It won't even play beyondpoint on the dvd, so I may be dealing with some bum dvds.
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