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Ripping My Discs

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ThomC

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So I would like to rip the 5.1 audio off of the many discs I mixed back in the day.
(I never kept the original Hi-Rez files... Professional ethics and all that...)
Any MAC software that anyone could suggest would be appreciated.
I am looking to rip DVD-V (Dolby), DVD-A(MLP), and SACD(DSD).
I can go analog but I'm hoping there might be a more efficient way to do it.
 

Bender

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I know this is a bit odd, but as a Mac guy, I use VMWare's Fusion to change the mac to run as a PC, then use DVD-Audio Extractor and Cirlinca's HD Solo. It keeps working. I don't know what to do when that all dies with updates.
I ultimately rip to DVD-A, but once you get to extractor I think you have the file formats in anyway you like.
(btw- thank you for your hard work and excellent mixes on so many titles and tracks - I really appreciate it)
 

sjcorne

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DVD-Audio Extractor” is the way to go for all PCM-based formats (Blu-Ray, DVD-V, DVD-A). Though to rip Blu-Ray, you need an additional program called "MakeMKV" to get rid of the copy protection. You get a 30-day free trial of DVDAE, then it's a one-time fee of $35 for the software license. Totally worth it, IMO.

If you don't want to pay the fee, there is another free app called "DVD-Audio Explorer" that will rip any DVD-A to .MLP files, which can be converted to 5.1 FLAC or WAV with a variety of other programs (AudioMuxer, Foobar200, etc)

To rip SACD, you need a compatible Oppo or Sony Blu-Ray machine and a free java application called "SACD_Extract". See this thread for further details.
 

ThomC

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Since 2002/2003
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hi ThomC :hi

we currently have the following mixes credited to you in the QQ list of Notable Multichannel Music Engineers


View attachment 40760

are there any other mixes of yours that we can add?
Ummm... Well it's been a really, really long time....
Shawn Colvin - Polaroids
Billy Joel - Essential
Jessica Simpson - ??? (a couple of things IIRC)
Luther Vandross - Dance With My Father
Rod Stewart - standards thing
Crossfade - Crossfade
Jennifer Lopez - ???
Mudvayne - ???
Korn - ??? DVD-V
Stevie Ray Vaughn - Couldn't Stand the Weather (might not have come out)
Some singles by Shakira, Incubus, Korn,
Um Um Um...A shitload of live stuff...
Who knows what else? I certainly don't remember!
I come on here to find out myself!
:)
 
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