Extract Songs from DVD

John L. Templer green_tiger at comcast.net
Wed Oct 22 23:51:32 PDT 2008

Polytropon wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Oct 2008 17:34:41 +0300, "Odhiambo Washington" <odhiambo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I bought an original DVD but I cannot play that in my car's audio
>> player. Is there a tool that I can use to get the songs off the DVD in
>> WAV format, or even MP3?
> If the DVD does contain standard audio CD format data, there should
> be no problem. First, check the contents:
> 	% cdcontrol info
> (I'll assume that /dev/acd0 is the drive the DVD is inserted into.)
> Then you can access every track via /dev/acd0txx, where xx is from 01
> up to the number of tracks. Tracks can be copied from the DVD with
> the dd command:
> 	% dd if=/dev/acd0t01 of=track01.cdr bs=2352

Very cool!  I have a few questions though.  I notice this doesn't work
for my Plextor CD writer.  I assume this is because CD and DVD drives
have different drivers?  Also, does this use libparanoia or something
similar to extract "recalcitrant" tracks?

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