Best free tools for extracting audio from DVD discs


DVD discs have been moving out of sight, but how about checking out the options to rip your DVDs and save them in the digital format? In fact, one of the most searched tasks is about the ability to extract audio for your DVD discs. In this compilation, we will check out the best options available for extracting audio from your DVDs.

There are several reasons you would want to extract audio from your DVDs. Maybe your disc is on the verge of damage, and you want to save the data available on it. Or maybe you are attempting to get rid of all your physical media and convert all of them into the digital format. Whatever be your reason for searching a good audio extraction tool from your DVD discs, here are a few great options for audio extraction from your DVD discs and files.

Handbrake


This is an excellent option you can utilise for converting or extracting audio from your video files on your DVD. The tool is completely free and offers you several features packed into one. The free DVD ripper is available as an open source option for your audio extraction needs.
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The only drawback the tool has is that it can be a little difficult to understand and use if you are not tech savvy enough. The tool does come with a steeper learning curve, but once you master it - can be a great option you would want to work with. Especially because of the excellent features that it provides.

It does support Blu-ray and other output formats. An extensive range of editing capabilities should ideally make it a great choice. You can use it on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

FreeMake Video Converter


This is yet another excellent option you can employ for enhanced performance and doubles up as a perfect choice for extracting audio from your DVD discs. Of course, the tool comes with a premium version that offers additional features, but the free version should be enough for most of your requirements.
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Just fire up the software and choose the video track you want to convert. Choose your preferred output formats, and you are good to go. You can even select a part of the video to extract audio from. The tool offered an excellent option without limitations until recently, but the recent updates have added a watermark to your videos.

A high range of options available in terms of the output formats is what we loved the most with the tool. While the tool can help you burn a disc in your preferred format, you can even use it to clone a new disc.

WinX DVD Ripper Free Edition


The third in our list of the best free tools for extracting video from your DVD discs, the WinX DVD Ripper Free Edition offers you a super fast functionality. There are a host of readymade output profiles; thus, you do not need to check out each of the settings to arrive at the best possible combination.
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The audio can be extracted from your DVD videos in MP3 format at the highest lossless reproduction. Of course, the free version comes with a five minute limit to the audio extraction or video conversion. You can opt for the Pro subscription model to get the full functionality. The best part is the tool can be availed through free Giveaways that the developer runs from time to time. Keep an eye on their website, and you can opt for the Giveaway version which provides you access to the pro features without any cost.

It also lets you add subtitles to ensure that you can use your converted tracks for karaoke purposes. While the free edition can be best suited for a single audio track, backing up a movie or similar other larger content will need you to opt for a pro version.

VLC Media Player


If you have been into watching videos or listening to music on your desktop or computer, VLC Media Player is perhaps one of the unique software tools you must be aware of. The most widely used software on Windows (and other operating systems), VLCmedia player can handle a host of input formats, and that includes CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs.
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VLC Media player is an excellent option as it is completely free and does not come with a complicated interface. The simple functionality should ideally be an excellent feature you would find interesting on the tool that can help even a newbie to extract the audio from a DVD file with ease. Compatibility with practically every operating system is yet another feature that should make it one of the formidable choices you can opt for. The software can work with a huge number of codecs, and some of them include MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, and of course, MP3.

Yet another feature that we found attractive was that it is highly customisable - and this includes the best personalisation options available both in terms of looks and features. You can even install additional extensions if needed.

Any Audio Converter


Here is yet another capable free audio extraction tool that is specifically designed for the purpose. The open source and completely free tool has now been updated to offer exceptional performance in extracting audio from DVD files without compromising the quality of the output files.
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Any Audio Converter lets you convert and extract your videos for practically any product. In fact, the software offers you specific profiles that you can select directly. There is no further need to look for the settings that work with your devices and experimenting with them. You can either with the preset formats or decide to opt for the perfectly lossless formats depending upon your specific preferences.

The software can help you extract audio from a wide range of video formats. Some representative options include AVI, MPEG, WMV, MOV, MP4, RM, RMVB, ASF, FLV, MP3, M4A, WMA, WAV, FLAC, OGG, AU, MP2, and AC3.

The tool can also double up as an excellent YouTube downloader and converter as well. In fact, it does support a huge number of popular video sharing services. Prominent among them can be Youtube, Facebook, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Metacafe, Howcast, and Niconico, to name just a few.

The Concluding Thoughts


Well, those were a few great options for extracting audio from your DVD discs. While there are plenty of options available that provide you access to enhanced functionality and features, but are quite expensive or come with a recurring payment option, our focus while compiling this list has been on the best free audio extraction tools that can do a wonderful job for your needs. Of course, being the free tools, you may miss a few features on these audio extraction options, but still, they can be great tools for digitising your physical media with extreme ease for free.


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