Premium Picks: 8 Free High-Quality DVD Audio Extraction Software

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Summary:Have you ever wished to listen to your favorite artist’s live performances, anticipated shows, or beloved movies anytime, anywhere, on your preferred device? I’ll introduce free software that allows extracting high-quality audio from sources like DVDs, enabling you to do just that.

Immediate access to live performances of your favorite artists, eagerly anticipated shows, or beloved movies isn’t always possible. Surprisingly, there’s often a strong desire to listen to ‘audio’ even while on the move. Imagine being able to extract only the audio from recordings, whether it’s from recordings or DVDs, and have it accessible for your ears at all times… That would certainly be a delight.

Free software that allows the extraction of audio is currently very popular, intended for personal enjoyment. What kind of audio you extract and listen to is ‘up to you.’

Let’s introduce software that enables the extraction of audio from sources like DVDs

Extraction of Audio from DVDs Without Copy Protection: Representative Free Software and Procedures

DVDs are only playable on computers or specific devices. They can’t be played on everyday devices like smartphones or tablets. However, by directly extracting the audio from DVDs and converting it into audio files compatible with smartphones, such as MP3s, it becomes possible to watch them “anytime.”

However, merely extracting audio isn’t enough. It’s essential to extract high-quality, immersive audio; otherwise, it loses its significance.

The free software for audio extraction that I’m about to introduce can extract high-quality audio without worries about viruses. It’s clean and safe for use.

The notion that “it’s free and easy, so any software will do” can be extremely dangerous. Please be cautious, especially when dealing with personal computers and information.

I hope people who seek high-quality, clean audio extraction from DVDs can safely enjoy this recommended free software.

[VLC Media Player]

VLC Media Player is a free multimedia player known for its compatibility with DVDs, audio CDs, VCDs, and most video and audio formats. Besides playback, it can also convert supported videos to formats like FLV, MP4, TS, MKV, WMV, AVI, and MP3.

How to Extract Audio from DVDs Using VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is a versatile media toolkit that can convert DVDs to MP3 among its many functions.

  1. Insert the DVD into the drive.
  2. Download and install VLC Media Player on your computer.
  3. Launch VLC Media Player and click on “Media” > “Convert/Save.”
  4. Select the “Disc” tab, check “DVD,” then press the “Convert/Save” button at the bottom right.
  5. Choose “Convert,” select “Audio-MP3” from the “Profile” dropdown list.
  6. Set the destination and click the “Start” button.

[XMedia Recode]

XMedia Recode is a free encoding software that converts video and audio files to various formats. It supports a wide range of video and audio file formats, including DVDs as input. It offers functions like resolution change, crop, black bar addition, deinterlace, color adjustment, rotation, noise reduction, specific scene extraction, audio resampling, volume adjustment, subtitle integration, and chapter editing.

How to Extract Audio from DVDs Using XMedia Recode

  1. Download and install the latest version of XMedia Recode on your computer.
  2. Insert the DVD into the drive, launch XMedia Recode, click “Open File” on the top left, select the drive, and load the DVD video.
  3. Choose the title, click the “Format” tab, select MP3 under “Format” and “File Extension.” Check “Audio Only” under “Output Format.”
  4. Add the selected title to the encoding list by clicking “Add to queue.”
  5. Click “Encode” to start the extraction process.

However, XMedia Recode doesn’t have copy protection removal capabilities, so it can’t extract audio from commercially available or rented DVDs.

[Free DVD MP3 Ripper]

Free DVD MP3 Ripper is free software that extracts DVD, VCD, SVCD, and MPEG audio to MP3 format. It includes features like specific scene audio extraction, specifying output file quality, and editing ID3 tags.

How to Extract Audio from DVDs Using Free DVD MP3 Ripper

  1. Download and install Free DVD MP3 Ripper on your computer.
  2. Click “Source File” and add the video file. For extracting audio from DVD media, you need to rip the DVD video to VOB format beforehand.
  3. Specify the output location under “Output File.”
  4. Adjust MP3 file details under “Output MP3 Information” or via “Change Settings.”
  5. Click “Rip!” to start the DVD audio extraction process.

However, Free DVD MP3 Ripper cannot extract audio other than the main track from DVDs with multiple tracks. It also lacks Japanese language support, which can be inconvenient.


Among numerous free software options, Handbrake is known for its simple design and ease of use. It’s available for Mac, Windows, and Linux and can convert various video and audio formats from DVDs and Blu-rays.

Many articles discuss extracting audio using Handbrake, but in reality, Handbrake doesn’t support only audio extraction. It cannot convert MP4 to MP3, extract audio from video, or rip DVD audio.

Top 5 DVD Ripper tools

DVDFab DVD Ripper

DVDFab DVD Ripper is known for its ease of extracting audio from DVDs, from the entire DVD to specific segments. It excels in Japanese language support, updates regularly, and is reputed for high safety standards. Most notably, its capability to bypass copy protection is remarkable; it can extract audio from nearly all DVDs, creating audio data of uncompromised quality.

Supporting a broad spectrum of audio file formats like MP3, FLAC, M4A, WMA, AAC, DTS, PCM, OGG, it caters to diverse needs. With compatibility for the latest GPU and CPU, users experience swift extraction speeds. While a paid version offers additional features, the free version suffices for basic functionalities.

How to Use DVDFab DVD Ripper to Extract Audio from DVDs

  1. Download and install the latest version of DVDFab DVD Ripper.
  2. Launch the software and proceed with the free version by clicking “Start Now.”
  3. Click “Ripper” in the top menu and insert the DVD into the optical drive. For DVD files, click “+” to add them.

Note: Do not use a pirated dvdfab crack.

DVD Decrypter

Despite its last update in 2006, DVD Decrypter remains popular for extracting audio from DVDs due to its almost non-existent degradation of DVD quality, rapid creation, high compatibility post-extraction, capability to save as ISO image files, and various post-extraction editing options.

How to Use DVD Decrypter to Extract Audio from DVDs

  1. As the official site is closed, download the final version of DVD Decrypter from sites like uptodown and install it.
  2. Launch DVD Decrypter and insert the DVD you wish to extract audio from.
  3. Click “Tools,” then “Settings.”

4Videosoft DVD Ripper

4Videosoft DVD Ripper specializes in extracting audio from DVDs for devices like iPods and iPhones in formats like MP3 and WAV. It’s hailed for preserving high-quality audio from DVD movies, even receiving praise from professionals.

How to Use 4Videosoft DVD Ripper to Extract Audio from DVDs

  1. Download and install the 4Videosoft DVD Ripper software.
  2. Insert the DVD and from the top screen, click “Load DVD” to load the DVD audio to the software.

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is a popular free software known for its high functionality, quality audio extraction from DVDs to formats like MP3, AAC, and AC3. Coupled with cutting-edge computer technology, it operates at high speeds and offers a user-friendly interface even for beginners.

How to Use WinX DVD Ripper Platinum to Extract Audio from DVDs

  1. Download and install WinX DVD Ripper Platinum.
  2. Insert the DVD and press the DVD disc button at the top left to select the DVD.


UniConverter is a favored free software, revered for its simplicity yet offering various features. It is reputed for extracting audio from DVDs without degradation, almost replicating the original audio. Its versatility makes it a valuable software to possess.

How to Use UniConverter to Extract Audio from DVDs

  1. Download and install UniConverter.
  2. Launch UniConverter, select the “DVD folder to read” under the “Add DVD” menu, and drag the chosen DVD file to the center.


In conclusion, these recommendations provide a glimpse into extracting audio from DVDs easily. Though they may differ in complexity, these popular free software options cater to diverse user needs, ensuring that extracting and converting audio from DVDs remains accessible and convenient for many.