This will start with the question: what is AC3? There are lots of audio formats for the digital devices. Among them, AC3 is the file extension saved as the surround audio file mainly used on DVDs.  AC3 is short for Arc Consistency Algorithm 3 or usually regarded as Audio Codec 3. AC3 format was created by Dolby Labs used on DVD, Blu-ray and other digital videos. This particular audio format could support users to compress audio streams up to 12 which allows higher compression ratios and saves the disc space. Besides, AC3 audio format can include six channels of audio outputs. Except for DVDs, AC3 audio format are commonly used in many cinema theater and game consoles.

Why Is It Necessary to Convert DVD to AC3?

Just as mentioned above, with the higher compression ratios, AC3 audio format occupies less disc space. Sometimes, if you have got a DVD movie or song, then you would like to store the content in the computer, then you will need to convert DVD to AC3 audio format to meet your requirements. Unlike MP4, AC3 could occupy less storage memory. Additionally, DVD is not as convenient as other digital formats because you have to prepare DVD player or DVD disc drive in order to enjoy the video or audio. If you can convert DVD to AC3 audio format, then you will be available to share the audio with people without any limits. Now the question is how to convert DVD to AC3, or how to extract AC3 audio from DVD? Next you will access to the detailed instructions.

How to Convert DVD to AC3 with Leawo DVD Ripper?

As a professional DVD to video converter, Leawo DVD Ripper could help users to convert practical, professional and powerful DVD to video and audio in 180+ formats, like MKV, MP4, AVI, MP3, AC3 etc. In addition, Leawo DVD ripper can also act as a video editor. And it can help you to select subtitles and audio tracks from source DVD movies for output videos. If you only want a part of audio on DVD, then you can take advantage of the trimming feature to edit the audio. For the details of converting DVD to AC3 with the help of Leawo DVD ripper, please refer to the following steps.

   

Step 1. Download Leawo DVD Ripper and install it. Click DVD Ripper to enter the main interface.

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Step 2. Load DVD content. Enter the main interface of the software. You can click Add Blu-ray/DVD button to load DVD content or just drag the DVD file to the main interface.

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Step 3. Select output format. There is a drop-down box named MP4 Video by default next to Add Photo button. And you can find Edit, Change and Apply three options. You can click Change to enter the Profile panel to select the output format (AC3). Also, if you want to set the parameters of the audio, you can select Edit to enter the editing panel including Audio Codec, Bite Rate, Sample Rate and Channel.

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Step 4. After adjusting the audio settings, click OK button and then click the big green Convert button. Then you will be required to select final saving route in the Save to box. Finally click Covert button below to start the video ripping process. By following the above steps, users can easily convert DVD to MP4 video with the help of Leawo DVD ripper.

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By following the above steps, you can easily convert DVD to AC3 audio format.

How to Rip AC3 audio from DVD?

But if you only want to convert a part of DVD to AC3 audio instead of the whole content, what would you do? It is not problem with the help of Leawo DVD Ripper. With the built-in video editor, Leawo DVD Ripper allows you to trim video length, add watermark, crop video size, and adjust video effect to source DVD movies. Now let’s take a look.

Step 1. After loading the DVD, you can right click the DVD video to choose Edit to open the built-in editor.

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Step 2. Then enter the Trim editing panel. It will allow you to trim video length. You can click the limiter buttons Set as start time and Set as end time to trim the video length. After setting, just click OK button, and finally the AC3 audio will be ripped from the selected DVD content. You have already extracted AC3 from DVD successfully.

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With the help of the powerful Leawo DVD Ripper, you will easily extract the AC3 audio from DVD. Referring to the detailed steps above, you can convert DVD to AC3 with ease and accuracy.