Rip DVD Audio with MPlayer

By | 2010/06/23

You can use MPlayer to rip audio from a DVD into a high quality .wav file.

You will need to add the medibuntu repo in order to install libdvdcss.

sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2 mplayer

Pop in your favorite DVD, then issue this command:

mplayer -vo null -ao pcm -ao pcm:file=audio.wav dvd://01

You may have to adjust the last part dvd://01 to dvd://02, or another track.

This command is basically telling mplayer to play back the DVD with no video, and dump the audio as PCM audio to a wav file.

Once you have that wav file, you can edit it with Audacity, or use lame to encode it as an mp3.