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I have some workout DVD's which I would like to listen to while on the park (I don't have a big living room).

What can I use to extract the sound from the movies, on a Ubuntu machine, and convert it to mp3, or any other format?

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

I needed to do this a couple of years ago and followed this guide.

Basically, go to terminal (I still don't think it is in the add/remove programs) and type:

sudo apt-get install transcode

Next type

transcode -i /dev/dvd -x dvd -T 1,-1 -a 0 -y raw -m audiotrack.mp3

This should convert the whole disk to .mp3, if you read that guide, it goes in to a lot more detail and how to customise the command to do a whole lot more, such as single chapters.

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+1 OMG. You just made my day. :-D – tudor Nov 20 '15 at 1:02

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