Ripping audio from DVDs

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Ripping audio from DVDs

Post by humblebee » Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:19 pm

On my old computer this was easy: you just used to have to play the DVD in Media Player or whatever, and run WavePad and press record.

On my new computer this doesn't work. Can any of you suggest another way please?

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Re: Ripping audio from DVDs

Post by Gordon » Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:43 pm

Not sure on a PC. If you used something like Audacity, you might just have to check (somewhere) that the right recording device was selected. Or, wire the sound-out on your soundcard into the sound-in? (no responsibility is assumed in the case that this makes your computer explode/get caught in a time-travel-inducing feedback loop)
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Re: Ripping audio from DVDs

Post by humblebee » Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:50 pm

Gordon wrote:Not sure on a PC. If you used something like Audacity, you might just have to check (somewhere) that the right recording device was selected. Or, wire the sound-out on your soundcard into the sound-in? (no responsibility is assumed in the case that this makes your computer explode/get caught in a time-travel-inducing feedback loop)
That sounds cooooooool!

Hmmm - Audacity is refusing to recognise *any* recording device anywhere on my computer. I don't get why everyone thinks Audacity is so amazing because it always seems completely shit to me. Although, to be fair to Audacity, when it comes to sound my computer is completely shit as well so it might be that this time.

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Re: Ripping audio from DVDs

Post by Gordon » Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:59 pm

Because (I think) it's the best free open-source software available. Can't give you much more help, on the pc. There are some nice solutions on the mac, though...
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Re: Ripping audio from DVDs

Post by humblebee » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:17 pm

Eh well. Thanks anyway Gordon. There seem to be lots of freeware things for PC that look at least vaguely relevant... I'll see what I can find...

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Re: Ripping audio from DVDs

Post by Tomb » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:13 pm

I have always followed this guide. A bit out of date now but still effective!

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Re: Ripping audio from DVDs

Post by crystalball » Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:16 pm

humblebee wrote:Hmmm - Audacity is refusing to recognise *any* recording device anywhere on my computer. I don't get why everyone thinks Audacity is so amazing because it always seems completely shit to me. Although, to be fair to Audacity, when it comes to sound my computer is completely shit as well so it might be that this time.
It took me ages to get Audacity to work with Vista (and the beta version still doesn't) but I did it eventually, even if I can't remember for the life of me how. Would showing you my preferences window help? I just recorded sound off a DVD with these settings and it worked. I guess the most important one for you is the Microsoft Sound Mapper thingy.
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Re: Ripping audio from DVDs

Post by humblebee » Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:45 pm

Yeah, but when I get to those drop-down menus the recording device one is completely empty!

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Re: Ripping audio from DVDs

Post by crystalball » Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:27 pm

Bugger.

When you go to control panel > sound > recording, is there anything there?

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Re: Ripping audio from DVDs

Post by humblebee » Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:47 pm

crystalball wrote:Bugger.

When you go to control panel > sound > recording, is there anything there?
Just this:
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Re: Ripping audio from DVDs

Post by crystalball » Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:04 am

Oh!

Try this: in that same window you captured, right-click and you should get an option saying 'show disabled devices' and 'show disconnected devices'. Tick them both. Stereo Mix should show up and, if it does, enable it and set it as default.

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Re: Ripping audio from DVDs

Post by humblebee » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:40 am

Crystalball, you star!

That's done the job... and it looks like I can just rip it using WavePad like in the good old days, and get rid of all this tacky freeware I downloaded yesterday. Thankyouuuuu!

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