Walkman is a Sony brand trade name, originally used for portable audio cassette players from the late 1970s onwards. In later years, it has been used by Sony to market digital portable audio/video players, as well as a line of mobile phones introduced in 2005.

The original Walkman cassette player, released in 1979, changed music listening habits by allowing people to listen to their music whilst on the move. The Walkman went on to become one of Sony’s most successful brands of all time, transitioning formats over the years into CD, Mini-Disc, MP3 and finally, streaming music.

Cassette-based: SONY WALKMAN TPS-L2 Released in 1979

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CD Walkman (Discman): SONY DISCMAN D-50 Released in 1984

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MiniDisc Walkman: SONY WALKMAN MZ-1 Released in 1992

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Network Walkman: SONY WALKMAN NW-MS70D Released in 1999

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MP3 Walkman: SONY WALKMAN NW-HD1 Released in 2004

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Mobile phones: SONY ERICSSON WALKMAN W200 Released in 2007

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High-Resolution Audio Walkman: SONY WALKMAN NW-F880 Released in 2013

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Walkman Today: SONY WALKMAN NW-ZX300

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Walkman today adopts some class-leading sound technologies and according to its advertising words, you can “enjoy music exactly as the artist intended.” It’s likely that when you run into fantastic background music on DVD Movies, you’d want to put the background music on your Walkman so you can enjoy it wherever and whenever you want. Walkman now supports a variety of audio formats, many of which you probably see all the time: MP3 ( .MP3), WMA ( .WMA), FLAC ( .flac), AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp), HE-AAC ( .mp4, .m4a, .3gp), Apple Lossless ( .mp4, .m4a), DSD ( .dsf, .dff), APE ( .ape).

So if you want to take your favorite background music with you, you need to rip your DVD to your Walkman. Therefore, you need a great DVD ripper/converter to do that, one that allows you to extract audios from homemade DVD files.

Leawo DVD Ripper is the top-rated DVD to video converter software to help people easily convert DVD to video and audio in diverse popular formats. It could convert DVD to video and extract audio off DVD movies to save in 180+ formats like MP4, MPEG, WMV, MOV, MKV, FLV, RMVB, AAC, AC3, AMR, M4A, MP3, etc. for multiple media players and portable devices like Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, etc.), Android mobile phones and tablets, Windows phones, Sony Walkman, PS4, Blackberry devices, etc. It’s easy to use. In order to extract audios from your DVD files, you just need to follow the following instruction:

   

Step 1: Load DVD content

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Under “Convert” section, click “Add Blu-ray/DVD” button to load source DVD content. You could add DVD folders or disc for converting.

Notes:

1. 3 loading modes are selectable for you to load DVD content: Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode. In Full Movie mode, Leawo DVD Ripper would load all source DVD content. In Main Movie, Leawo DVD Ripper would automatically load the longest chapter of DVD content, which usually is the main movie. While in Custom Mode, Leawo DVD Ripper allows users to select chapters for loading.

2. You could import multiple DVD sources as you like. After importing, you could play back source DVD movie, select subtitles and audio tracks, view details of source DVD files, edit source DVD movie, etc.

Step 2: Set output profile

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Click the drop-down box next to the “Add Blu-ray/DVD” button, and then click “Change” to select output format. Multiple Common Video, Common Audio and HD Video formats are selectable. Under “Common Audio,” you will be able to find all the supported audio output formats. By making use of the Profile Search bar on the left side, you could quickly search out desired format.

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Let the mouse stay on each format option and then you could see “Edit” icon, by clicking which you could adjust video and audio parameters of output format, including: video codec, quality, bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, channel, audio codec, resolution, etc.

Step 3: Start converting

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Click the big green “Convert” button to let Leawo DVD Ripper start converting DVD to audio. The program would then ask you to set the output directory and after-conversion settings. You could “Cancel” any conversion at any time as you like.

There are so many new ways for you to enjoy your music today. You can stream them from many online music sites, you can take advantage of Internet Radio, which allows you to personalize your radio, and now you know you can extract soundtracks from your DVDs. Leawo DVD Ripper can also perform as a free YouTube downloader, and it could download and convert online videos from YouTube, Facebook, Veoh, etc. So with Leawo DVD Ripper, you can take more of your favorite music on the go.