Many commercial DVD have DRM copy protection to prevent digital
copying. For these DVDs it would be possible to record the audio
output from a DVD player (analog recoding). For personal use this
would probably be classed as "fair use" if you own the DVD (though I
am not a lawyer, and copyright law varies from country to country).
Digital "ripping" of DRM protected DVDs may be possible with software
designed specifically for ripping DRM protected DVDs, but the legality
is much more dubious and may infringe copyright or other laws. Google
can provide information about ripping DRM protected DVDs, but it is
probably not appropriate to go into further details on this mailing
DVDs that are not protected by DRM copy protection are quite easy to
import (audio only) into Audacity:
1) Copy the VOB files from the DVD to your hard drive. They can
usually be found in the VIDEO_TS folder.
2) Ensure that you have FFmpeg installed for Audacity (details here:
3) Import a VOB file in the same way that you would import any other
audio file. FFmpeg allows Audacity to extract the audio data from VOB
On 1 January 2018 at 16:43, Casey Mathews <csm120@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I have used a program called DVD Audio Extractor. It’s about $30 It works
well. It has hotkeys and works with allscreen readers that I’ve tried. It
will work on win7 and up.
There is a demo available and you can check it out here.
Hope it helps.
<audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> on behalf of Christina V.
Sent: Monday, January 1, 2018 11:10:36 AM
Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: DVD Extraction
I'd like to know, too, please. Or any other way to do it, even if it's
On 12/31/17, Steve S <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hello All and Happy Holidays,
Is it possible to extract the audio tracks from a DVD with Audacity? If
any special tricks I should know to do so? Thanks in advance.
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