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Windows 7: Can I extract segments from a home-made DVD?

23 Jan 2015   #1

windows 7, 64 bit
Can I extract segments from a home-made DVD?


I have a DVD of, let's say, my friends and I singing several songs. I can view the DVD on my computer.

QUESTION: Can I extract a short segment, let's say one song, from that DVD, and turn it into just an audio file? So that I can email just the audio file to someone? I don't need them to see it, just hear it.

If this is possible, could you please give me step by step instructions? I'm not the most computer savvy person!

Thanks for any help!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2015   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 sp1

If stereo mix is available under recording devices (R-click speaker icon), it's probably easiest to play the DVD and 'record what you hear' using free Audacity (you'll need to also download the LAME mp3 encoder on the same page).

Audacity: Windows

When playing the DVD, there should be an audio signal level - see pic

Can I extract segments from a home-made DVD?-stereo_mix.jpg

stereo mix is often hidden, or not present on some pc's, but if you have it - Audacity can record the signal see pic

Can I extract segments from a home-made DVD?-audacity_record.jpg

then go File > Export audio and save as mp3

Can I extract segments from a home-made DVD?-export_audio.jpg

if your pc doesn't support stereo mix, then you'll have to rip the DVD and extract the audio

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2015   #3

windows 7, 64 bit

Wow, thanks! I'm going to try it!
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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