If you have a DVD disc which contains your favorite music or you've watched a fantastic musical and been impressed deeply by the inserted music, you might be looking forward to extracting the audio track from the DVD to put on your portable devices for conveniently playback on the go. Normally, you may consider whether it is legal to extract audio from DVD or not due to the copy rights. I should say, for personal use, yes and for business purpose, no. This article is specially written down to tell you how to extract audio from DVD on Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan).
First of all, you need a nice DVD to audio tool. Here we recommended DVD Ripper for Mac. It is a professional, but user-friendly app. It can extract sound tracks from DVD-9/5, IFO and .dvdmedia files. Download and install the app. Then follow the steps to learn how to do the task on any Mac running Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite and 10.11 El Capitan.
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1 Load DVD files to the app
Insert either DVD to your Mac and then go to the "File">"Load DVD" to import DVD files. Or you can directly drag DVD folder or files to the app.
2 Choose the output format
Now you should go to the format drop-down list, choose one of these audio formats as the output format. MP3, AAC, M4A, WMA, M4R, etc. are all available. You can also adjust other settings such as video quality, audio track, bitrates, aspect ratio, brightness, contrast, saturation, etc.
3 Start to rip audio from DVD on Mac
Hit the "Start" button to get the whole process of extracting audio from DVD Mac done. Just in a second, the audio is there for you. Cool, isn't it! Hope this tutorial makes your digital life more wonderful. Download the DVD Ripper Mac right now!
What you should know before DVD to audio conversion
If you do not need the entire sound track, you can trim the DVD video to get rid of the unwanted part.
If you want to merge the audio segments into a large one, you can merge the videos into a large before.
If you want to export DVD to iTunes on Mac for iPod/iPhone/iPad, or you just want a clip of audio as a ringtone into your iPhone, you just need to trim the audio before converting the files. Click Trim button to open the trim window and move the sliders to set the start time and end time to get the video clips. Then you can rip only audio from DVD on Mac.