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Taking WAV samples from DVDs

Discussion in 'Convert DVD to another format' started by mnkyhands, Jul 5, 2002.

  1. mnkyhands

    mnkyhands Member

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    HI all, this is my 1st post here, so apologies if this has been covered already, there are just toooo many posts to trawl!

    How can I grab a few seconds audio from a DVD? I mean just a 5 second soundbite?

    Any help would be much appreciated,

    Steve
     
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    loaded Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi (monkeyhands?/mankyhands?)

    I am new at this too, but I got into DVD ripping recently for exactly this reason, although there are other benefits! Just need to follow bits of the excellent article in here about DVD-VCD ripping, because much of the tools you will need are mentioned and described there. Basically, you:

    1: use SmartRipper to rip the chapters that you want after it has authenticated the DVD (not everything in the chain)

    2:Use DVD2AVI (as described in article, except leave the 48-44.1 downmix, I found it is better quality and much faster to leave it at 48) to create two files, a .wav and a .d2v file.

    OK you are nearly there. Download Nero (because I am assuming you want to burn this, but if you don't, download it anyway, it is great, free [for 30 days] and we can use the editor in it here.

    3: Open Nero, use wizard to choose compile CD, then select CD, Audio etc and when you finish, find the .wav you created and drag it to the left (audio 1). Even though you are not necessarily going to use Nero to burn, it has a half decent audio editor, which allows you to fade, edit etc, right click on the file you just dragged, select audio editor and this will open audio editor with your file. Edit, cut and fiddle, till you find your bits in the (probably too large) .wav, crop (delete the bits either side you don't want) then save as .wav

    HEY PRESTO, one .wav

    Alright all you seniors, it may be cumbersome, but I have only been doing this for a couple of weeks and this method works for me and gets me used to the software for ripping/encoding/burning etc.

    Good luck, P.

    PS everything you need (all the tools) are on this website, although you can also get Nero from www.ahead.com
     
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    Hello Loaded,

    Thanks for the reply, and its Monkeyhands btw :)
    I'll give it a try, thanks again!
     
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    loaded Moderator Staff Member

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    OK Monkeyhands, welcome. you will find it great here, although the webmaster can get a little touchy about the same questions being asked all the time [just kidding dRD :)], just search (there is a function) the forum posts (I haven't seen your question though)

    I should have mentioned, before you run SmartRipper run the disc to find which chapter the soundbite is in. You will have to rip ALL of this chapter, but editing it is easy with Nero. You could make a note of the time into that chapter, if it is a long one, where the soundbite is located, as this will the same time place to search for in Nero's Editor.

    Happy Ripping!!

    P.
     

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