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Ripping Music DVD to mp3

By OpticalOrange99
Mar 31, 2008
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  1. Hey.

    My dad got a Timeless Classics (or something) DVD for Christmas/his Birthday a year or two ago. He doesn't watch TV much so he's not around a DVD player that often. He wants to listen to it on his mp3 player that we got this Christmas for him. So I offered to rip the DVD and turn each "symphony" or whatever they're called, into an *.mp3. But I've only been able to turn each title track on the DVD (Composers), and not the chapters (symphonies) into *.mp3's. I'm using Xilisoft DVD Ripper Platinum.

    So I have 16 *.mp3's now, one for each composer. I guess it's fine that way. But still these *.mp3's are 1 hour+. Is there a program that can detect the pause between each symphony within these *.mp3's and split them up further so there'll be one *.mp3 per symphony, rather than the current 1 *.mp3 per composer?

    In Xilisoft DVD Ripper it seemed like there was only an option (when you were ripping to the *.mp3 format at least) to turn the Title Tracks into *.mp3's. You couldn't turn the constituent chapters in the title tracks to *.mp3's.

    So is there a program that can split these mega-tracks up further? Like one that can detect the pauses or something in between the songs?
  2. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 638

    mp3splt is what you need.

    From the project page:
    If you have the exact chapter points, you could put them into a .cue file.
  3. OpticalOrange99

    OpticalOrange99 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 88

    Thanks man.
  4. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 638

    No problem.

    Hope you figure out how to use it.
  5. OpticalOrange99

    OpticalOrange99 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 88

    I tried the silence splitting. Didn't work out too well. But that doesn't mean the program is poor quality. It looks excellent, it's just Classical Music (like what I'm trying to split) tends to have lots of silence in it. Sadly that means splitting this automatically using the silence detection splitter is going to be impossible.

    But thanks for the link to this program. I'll probably have to do the manual splitting.
  6. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 638

    Isn't there a Windows version or equivalent program to dvdxchap?

    Would be a lot easier to extract a list chapters than do it manually.

    taken from the gentoo wiki:
    dvdxchap -t ${TRACK} /dev/dvd > ${RIPPATH}chapters.txt
  7. OpticalOrange99

    OpticalOrange99 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 88

    Maybe. But Xilisoft DVD Ripper might have a way of ripping the chapters to *.mp3's rather than just the titles, too. I'll check tomorrow. Hopefully it does.
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    download and run ripit4me. You will need the subprograms and decoders. They are difficult to find.
  9. OpticalOrange99

    OpticalOrange99 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 88

    I got DVD Decrypter and RipIt4Me and installed both of them. So I run Ripit4me in 1-click Mode and have it rip the DVD to a certain directory? Then Do I use DVD Shrink, is it? Is that what will change them from ts_video to *.mp3's?
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