How to Rip Audio from DVD on Windows/Mac [4 Best Ways]

There are many scenarios requiring you to rip and extract audio from DVDs. Suppose that you have a lot of lossless music DVDs and would like to listen to the songs on your Windows/Mac, you might wonder how that can happen since it is not as easy as finding audio files on your DVD, copying and pasting them to your PC. Don’t worry. Here, we are going to introduce 4 best ways to extract and rip audio from DVD discs on Windows/Mac.


To rip audio from a DVD disc can be tricky. Fortunately, there are various existing approaches you can take, either using a recorder program or a DVD audio extractor. Today, we will take a look at the latter one in detail because ripping DVD audio is the best solution to keep DVD audio quality.


1. How to Rip Audio from DVD with VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper

VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper is the best DVD ripping software that supports to rip the DVD/Blu-ray disc content into digital video/audio format for flexible watching. The audio tracks and subtitles can be well-preserved in the converted video file. With VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper, you can extract audio from DVD quickly and stably, more importantly, save high-quality output on your Windows/Mac. 

Highlighted Features of VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper

  • Digitalize Code-protected DVD/Blu-ray Easily: With its advanced decoding and decrypting technology, VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper can decode and rip both homemade and commercial DVD and Blu-ray discs, so it's easy to get the audio file from DVD with it.
  • Support Multiple Audio Formats: VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper supports 300+ video/audio formats. You can extract the disc audio to MP3, AAC, M4A, etc. Furthermore, the program has predefined output file for some popular devices such as Apple iPhone/iPad/, Samsung/Sony/Huawei smart phones/tablets or PS3/PS4 game console.
  • Provide High-quality Output: VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper can rip and preserve DVD/Blu-ray audios/videos in their original quality. Besides,  it can provide 1080p and even 4K resolution output.
  • Keep All the Audio Tracks and Subtitle: VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper will detect all the audio tracks and subtitles
    and keep them after converting, and it's also easy for it to only extract the audio for you.
  • High Ripping Speed: With its 6X faster speed, VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper can extract and rip audios/videos from DVD quickly and stably so that you can enjoy them on your media device soon.

How to Extract and Rip Audio from DVD Disc Using VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper

Only 4 simple steps are required to rip audio (soundtrack/music) from a DVD after you download and install this DVD audio ripper.


The Windows version of VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper released a new version which has big changes compared with the old version. But the new version for Mac is still under the development. That means the interface and the operation of Windows and Mac will be different.

To know the details about the new version, you can read on the article: A New Version for BD-DVD Ripper (Windows) Released! See What Changes

You can also see the video tutorial on how to rip audio from DVD with VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper.

2. How to Rip Audio from DVD with VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is a free media player that provides extensive useful features. Meanwhile, it also works as free DVD ripping software which allows you to extract audio from DVD for using or listening later. It is compatible to Windows, Mac and Linux. However, it is hard to use VLC Media Player to extract audio since the operation is somewhat complicated. Also, it can only be used to rip non-commercial DVDs and non-protected ones, to rip a protected one, libdvdcss is required.

How to Extract Audio from DVD Using VLC Media Player:

Step 1: Download and install the program on your PC.
Step 2: Launch VLC, click on Media button, select Convert/Save to open the Open Media window. You can also use the shortcut keys Ctrl + r to open the Open Media window.

Step 3: In the open Media Window, click on Disc button and choose DVD.

Step 4: Tap Convert/Save button to open the Convert window. Then set the conversion options including the profile and name of your destination file, output format, etc.

Step 5: After setting all options, click on Start button to begin to extract audio from DVD.


3. How to Extract Audio from DVD with Handbrake

As an open-source DVD Ripper that is available on Windows, Mac and Linux, Handbrake also allows you to extract and rip audio from DVD free of charge. It can produce audio files to play on any media device, such as iPhone and Android phone. Also, you can extract the audio clips from DVD by setting starting and ending points.


However, the interface of Handbrake is messy, you might find it hard to find what you want when using it. Moreover, Handbrake does not support audio-only conversion and the audio extraction might also cause quality loss. In addition, the program does not allow you to pre-listen to the audio tracks.

How to Extract Audio from DVD Using Handbrake:

Step 1: Download and install the software program on your PC.

Step 2: As Handbrake can automatically detect the mounted DVD disc, you can see your DVD file once you open up this program. If not, you can press Folder to add the DVD to Handbrake.

Step 3: Set the Range information. If you want to extract and rip audio from the whole DVD disc, you can skip the step. If you need to extract the audio from some specific chapters, you need to choose the range for the DVD disc.

Step 4: Next, you need to choose output format and quality.

Step 5: After setting all the options, click on Start button to extract audio from DVD with HandBrake.

HandBrake Rip to MP4

4. How to Extract Audio from DVD with DVDFab DVD Ripper

DVDFab DVD Ripper is a professional DVD ripping tool on both Windows and Mac that lets you extract and rip videos/audios from DVD to various formats playable on player software and portable devices quickly and safely. And it supports multiple audio formats, including MP3, MP4, M4A, etc. Moreover, with its advanced Settings and built-in video editor, you can customize the output content easily.


However, DVDFab DVD Ripper only offers a 30-day free trial, and the free version is rather limited, which allows you to rip discs in Full Disc or Main Movie modes only. To continue to use the service after 30-day free trial, you need to purchase the entire tool, whose price starts from $54.9.

How to Extract and Rip Audio from DVD Using DVDFab DVD Ripper:

Step 1: Download and install DVDFab DVD Ripper on your PC.

Step 2: Insert DVD disc into your PC’s DVD Rom or navigate to it through the Add button on the main page if it is already inserted. If you have an ISO file or a folder, you can simply drag and drop the file into the main page.

Step 3: Tap Profile library and choose the profile you need after the source has loaded in. Then, select the audio tracks and subtitles you want to keep in the output. You can also do further editing through using its built-in editor.

Step 4: After adjusting all the settings, click on Start button to begin extract audio from DVD.

DVDFab DVD Ripper

5. Tips: Choose the Best Audio Format to Extract Audio from DVD

To extract audio from DVD, you need to choose a proper output audio format. Here is a simple list to help you find a suitable audio format.

A simple list to help you find the suitable audio format

Audio Format

Simple Signature


The most common lossy compressed audio   format. It has very good compatibility which   can play on almost every device.


Compared to MP3, the AAC format has better sound quality and smaller files, but it is not supported by many   portable devices.


Almost all the iOS, Android, WP, PC, Mac   can play M4A.


Ringtone format used by Apple devices.


A lossless audio compression developed by   Microsoft.


lossless audio compression. Will not destroy any original audio information, so it can keep the sound quality of DVD discs

6. FAQs on Extracting Audio from DVDs

How Do I Rip a DVD to FLAC?

FLAC, Free Lossless Audio Codec, is a type of audio. It features in lossless compression. Unlike other formats that might lose some quality such as MP3 and AAC, FLAC will not lose any original audio information.


To rip a DVD to FLAC, you can use VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper, which supports multiple output formats, including MP3, AAC, M4A, FLAC, etc. To do so, you can select FLAC format when choosing output format and quality.

Can I Rip Audio from DVD with Windows 10/11?

Yes, by using VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper, you can rip the encrypted audios from copy-protected DVDs without hassle. It's compatible with both Windows and Mac systems.


It's not always easy to extract only the audio from a DVD disc, this is because there are limited dependable software tools to help you do this. VideoByte BD-DVD Ripper can be considered one of the tools you can rely on. It's a professional program, especially easy-to-use and versatile, to aid you to easily extract audio file from all kinds of DVD movies with the highest audio quality. With its advanced settings, you are allowed to access further customize your conversion profile. So have a try!