Ripping sound from VCD : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

Hi, I'm a bit of a newbie round here.

I'm just wondering if any of you here know how to rip the sound from VCD?

I've got several "live" music VCD's and and sound quality is pretty darn good, so I was hoping to be able to make some Audio CD's for my car!

I know I could do it by playing the VCD and recording it into sound capturing software (manual process) but was wondering if it could be done automatically with a nice piece of software?

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Thanks Mark

-- mark wardle (, June 04, 2003


The best tool I have used is VIRTUALDUB.You can save the file as wave.Try HTTP://WWW.DVDHELP.COM Click tools then search for the software,it's free & easy to use.


Thanks very much. I will investigate further.

Cheers Mark

-- mark wardle (, June 04, 2003.

3 steps: first demultiplex tha MPEG track into its audio and video components. This can be done with MPEG tools in TMPGenc. You get the audio file (*.mpa, *.mp2) open it in an audio editor and save it as *.wav. This can be done with standard audio editors like Cool Edit 2000. You use the resulting *.wav file to create your CD with Nero. Simple?

-- Mehmet Tekdemir (, June 04, 2003.

The free BeSweet GUI ( can do MPEG-2 audio to WAV conversions or you can convert to MP3 if you prefer. Both MP3 and WAV should be suitable for burning to audio CD. However, this method does not separate the files into tracks. You will need a sound edit, such as Cool Wave, if you care about that.

-- Root (root@yahoo.moc), June 05, 2003.

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