Once for a while, I received an email from a DVD movie fan,"I am an English teacher at a local college, and I want to play the audio of hot DVD movies on the class for listening training to make the class more vivid. Is there any way for me to rip audio from DVD or to extract audio from DVD?" I believe many people will fall in love with some beautiful background music when watching DVD movies, and sometimes they might find the audio dialogue inside the DVD movie appealing. Yes, ripping audio from DVD or extracting audio from DVD can be attainable by audio extracting software or DVD to audio converter software. With DVD to audio converter software, you can experience how to rip audio from DVD.

Part 1: Aspects to Consider When Choosing a DVD to Audio Converter

Like what is already stated above, to learn how to extract audio from DVD, you must possess a DVD to audio converter. However, if an inappropriate program is utilized to rip audio from DVD, users may find it difficult to operate as the user interface is complicated, and it might take a comparatively longer time to finish ripping audio from DVD. What's worst, the quality of extracted audio may be distorted. Therefore, in order to excellently rip audio off DVD, a suitable and appropriate DVD to audio converter is extremely important.

First of all, an excellent DVD to audio converter must have such a user-friendly interface that even software greenhand can easily to operate the converting tool. Secondly, the converter shall be powered by fast ripping technology so that the audio can be extracted from a DVD at a quick speed to save users' precious time. Third, the extracted audio by the converter should retain 100% original audio quality of a DVD in order to let user have the familiar enjoyment. For those users who want to rip a certain segment of DVD, they shall look for a converter able to trim audio length. For those who would like to choose a certain audio track of DVD to rip, they should consider if the converter allows them to choose audio track. Last but not the least, as nowadays copy-protected DVD is enjoying its popularity, an eligible DVD to audio converter must be able to rip DVD under copy right protection. Please always bear in mind that it is against the law to rip copy-protected DVD on any occasion, so do consult the local law and relative regulation before you are determined to rip DVD under copy right protection.

Next, I would like to share some solutions to rip audio from DVD with you.

Part 2: How to Rip Audio from DVD with Leawo DVD Ripper

Leawo DVD Ripper is a dedicated DVD ripping program that offers users with the ability to rip and convert all kinds of DVDs to videos and audio files in all kinds of popular formats. The most powerful feature of it would be ripping DVD to lossless MKV. It can create a MKV video from DVDs with no compression. And there's the built-in video editor that allows users to trim, crop videos, add watermark, adjust video effect and even apply 3D effect on 2D videos. You can utilize the video trimming feature to capture a certain part of the DVD audio track, which I will show you in the instructions below.

  • Leawo DVD Ripper
  • Leawo DVD Ripper

    ☉ Decrypt and rip DVD discs with disc protection and region code
    ☉ Convert DVD to MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV, FLV, and other 180+ HD/SD formats
    ☉ Convert DVD main movie to videos for space saving
    ☉ Convert 2D DVD movies to 3D movies with 6 different 3D effects
    ☉ Fast conversion with NVIDIA CUDA, AMD APP and Intel Quick Sync acceleration technologies

Note: After years of updates, Leawo DVD Ripper has now become a part of Leawo Prof.Media, Leawo's software suite that contains in total of 6 different media processing tools.

Step 1. Prepare the DVD disc

Insert the source DVD disc in your DVD drive to get it ready for the following audio capturing process.

Insert DVD to disc drive

Step 2. Launch Leawo DVD Ripper

Start Leawo Prof.Media. When it finishes loading, there will be 8 buttons on it representing several modules inside it. Click the DVD Ripper icon to open Leawo DVD Ripper.


Step 3. Import the source media file(s)

Now that the disc had been placed in your DVD drive in advance, you can directly import the DVD content to the program by clicking Add UHD/Blu-ray/DVD>Add from CD-Rom. Click on the following option to load all the DVD content to the program so that you can pick out the video that contains the audio track you need from the disc in the next step.


Step 4. Choose the desired video from disc content

You will see a video title list on the following page. And there are 3 buttons on top of the list and a video player window on the right side. You can play the videos with the video player to find out which videos are the ones you need. Just choose one video from the list and click the Play button on the video player to play the video. After finding the videos you need, you can click the Custom Mode to manually select them from the video title list for converting to audio files. If you need all the videos to be converted audio, just choose Full Movie. And the Main Movie button will have the main movie in the disc picked out for you. Just click OK when you are done selecting the videos you need and the chosen videos will be moved to a new video list.


Step 5. Confirm the output format

As Leawo DVD Ripper offers a number of video and audio formats, you need to choose an audio output format for the chosen videos manually. You can find the supported output video and audio formats in the Profile panel which you can get into by clicking MP4 Video>Change. The MP4 Video button is the Format button that displays to users the current output format. If you choose MP3 as the output format from the format list on the Profile panel, then the MP4 Video label will become MP3.


Step 6. Edit the video if needed

If you only want a certain part of a video's audio track, here's how to choose that part for the conversion with the built-in video editor. On each video file there's an Edit button, click on the one on the video you need to open the Video Editor. And then click the Trim button on the left column. On the top area is the video preview window and below it you can see a progress bar and two indicators below it. Use the two indicators to set the start point and the end point of the video and when the video is being converted to MP3, only the chosen part will be saved to the MP3 file. And then click OK to save your changes to the video and return to the video list.


Step 7. Click the Convert button to process

Click the Convert button next to the aforementioned Format button and you will see a new panel emerging from the right side of the video list. On top of the panel is the output directory box where you can see the default output path. To change the default path the program provides, click the "…" button next to it. And then you can start converting the DVD audio to MP3 by clicking the Convert button at the bottom.


Below is a brief video guide that shows you how to rip DVD to video with Leawo DVD Ripper. You can refer to this video for converting DVD to MP3 as well.

Part 3: How to rip audio from DVD with Leawo Music Recorder

To capture the audio of a specific part of a DVD movie, an audio recorder would be a suitable choice as you can start and stop recording at any point you want. It gives you full control over the audio recording process and allows you to record the audio with precision.

Here's a DVD audio recorder you can try: Leawo Music Recorder. It can record audio tracks from all kinds of sources. You can use it to record and download music from online music websites, record audio from your microphone and, of course, record audio from DVD. You can save the audio recordings in MP3 and WAV formats. Below is how you can capture audio from DVD using Leawo Music Recorder.

  • Leawo Music Recorder
  • Leawo Music Recorder

    ☉ Record any sound from computer stream audio and built-in input audio
    ☉ Record music from 1000+ music sites like YouTube, Facebook, Veoh, VEVO, etc.
    ☉ Schedule music recording via the internal recording task scheduler
    ☉ Automatically/manually add and complete music tags like artist, album, cover, genre, etc.
    ☉ Save recorded musicfiles into either WAV or MP3 format for wide uses

If you've never played a DVD on your computer before, here's something you should know. Starting from Windows 8, Microsoft had stop featuring built-in Blu-ray/DVD player in its operating system. So if you use a computer running Windows 8/8.1/10, you are going to need a third-party Blu-ray/DVD player program to play your DVD. The DVD player software you can use to play a DVD on Windows 8/8.2/10 includes VLC, Leawo Blu-ray Player, etc. Go download a DVD player first so that we can proceed with the DVD audio recording process. Here's how to use Leawo Music Recorder.

Step 1. Launch Leawo Music Recorder on your computer

There are a few settings we need to go through before starting to record DVD audio. First is to set the audio source for recording. There's a microphone icon in the bottom left of the interface. Click on the icon to display a new window. On the pop-up window, check Record Computer Audio on the top as we will be recording the audio track of a DVD playing on your computer.

Choose Audio Source

Step 2. Pick out the output format

Continue to click the Format button on the top of the window to set output format for the recording. Click on the Output Format box and choose between MP3 and WAV from the drop-down menu. You can also change the Bit Rate and Sample Rate for the recording in the Audio Settings section below if you need.

Set format for the recordings

Step 3. Select the save directory

Click the General button in the top-left and then you can see the default output directory on it. Click on the Folder icon next to the Output box to select a new location for the recording if you want. And then click OK to close the pop-up window.

Set output path

Step 4. Start recording

Now you may start recording anytime you want as we just went through all the necessary settings above. Just put the DVD disc into your disc drive and start playing the DVD movie with a DVD player program. When the point where you want the recording to start is about to come, press the Start Recording button in the top-left corner of Leawo Music Recorder to start recording the DVD audio. And when you want to end the recording process, simply click on the button again.

Start recording

As you can see, it'll only take you a few clicks to capture audio from DVD with Leawo Music Recorder. You can use it to freely record and capture any part of the audio track as you like with the help of the program. Leawo Software is a multimedia processing software manufacturer and Leawo Music Recorder is not the only program you can find on Leawo's product list that can help you capture audio from DVD. There's another program from Leawo you can use as a DVD to audio converter to capture sound from DVDs.

Part 4: How to rip audio from DVD with VLC Media Player

Sometimes when we find a part of fantastic DVD audio, we prefer to put it into our MP3. To extract MP3 from DVD, VLC Media Player is an excellent tool. VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework, which is able to play most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. In addition, VLC media player can extract audio from any of the many input sources it supports, and write this audio to an audio file in a variety of formats. When using the VLC command line, you can select options to monitor the audio (and/or video, actually) as the extraction happens. How to do it? Here we tell you instruction to rip DVD Audio to MP3 Using VLC Media Player.

Before we begin, you need to download the latest version of windows in your computer. If you have already got one in your PC, just ignore the step.

Step 1. Launch VLC media player

and insert the DVD/CD into your computers DVD/CD ROM player. In the main interface, you click on the Media tab. Scroll down and select convert/save to open the Open Media window.


Step 2. When you get into the Open Media Window, click on the Disc Tab

In general, when you have got more than one DVD/CD ROM player/drive, make sure you select the appropriate one that has the DVD, and choose it as the Disc Device. After that, you need to click on the Convert/Save button to open the Convert window.

Step 3. Click on the Browse button to open the Save file window

There, you are supposed to choose a destination folder and create a name for the extracted MP3 file.

Step 4. Choose "Audio – MP3" from the pull-down menu

Please make sure edit the settings for your chosen profile and uncheck the video option under the video codec tab, then choose the settings you want for your chosen audio codec.

Step 5. Click on the Start Button to begin the extraction

VLC should begin streaming. It takes less than 5 minutes to stream an hour of video. That's it. It's totally free and you can do it in 5 easy steps to extract MP3 from DVD using VLC Media Player.