Free Extract MP3 from DVD on macOS High Sierra

Diana Joan

May 08, 2017 05:11 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Have you collected many live concert DVDs? Would you like to listen to the music on your iPod? There are many roads to take on a project that ripping DVD discs to MP3 audio so that you can play them on MP3 Player. Today, we are going to show you the best 2 methods that are free and macOS High Sierra compatible.

You can click the navigation links below to extract MP3 audio from DVDs using the different DVD Audio Extractor.

Extract MP3 from Any DVDs using Free DVDAid [The Easiest Way]

Rip DVD Audio to MP3 Using Handbrake and VLC Media Player

Extract MP3 from Any DVDs on macOS High Sierra using Free DVDAid [Better Way]

Pavtube Free DVDAid for Mac is a simple and free tool can rip the audio track from your DVDs and save it to MP3, so that you can enjoy that concert in your iPod on the move. It also can extract certain movie fragments from DVD to use them in your own video creations. It can rip DVD to MP3, M4V, WAV, OGG, WMA, MKA, AC3, FLAC audio and convert DVD to FLV, WebM, MKV, AVI, MOV, TS, etc video with fast speed and excellent picture and sound quality.

The application doesn't take long to install and it doesn't come with a complicated setup that you would need to complete before you can actually use it. It sports a clean and colorful graphical interface with many nice tools at hand. It is fully compatible with macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard. Now, let's see the steps below to extract MP3 audio from DVD with Free DVDAid.

Step 1: Download, install and run this Free DVD to MP3 Ripper. You can load DVD by clicking “File” > “Load from disc”. Or load DVD Folder by clicking “File” > “Load from folder” or load DVD IFO/ISO image by clicking “File” > “Load IFO/ISO”.

If you want to rip DVD to MP3 on Windows 10, you should download and use Pavtube Free DVDAid.

Load DVD Disc

Step 2: Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, choose “MP3 – MPEG Layer-3 Audio(*.mp3)” as output audio format under “Common Audio” main category. In the profile, you can see many video and audio formats, which means Free DVDAid for Mac can rip DVD to other A/V formats video. You can click “Settings” button to customize output audio profile parameters like codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc.

Note: Free DVDAid for Mac can't convert DVD to MP4 and 3D, if you want to convert DVD to MP4 and 3D SBS video, you need to upgrade it.


Free DVDAid for macOS High Sierra has some simple editing features. One of them is that it can make you trim video and audio before export files. If you want to extract a MP3 fragment to make a ringtone for your phone, you can use this function to get a clip. Just click "Edit" button on the top menu to open the Edit window. In the video editor window, choose the “Trim” tab and this tab is selected by default when the editing window appears. You can use the trim function to cut off unwanted parts from start and end. You can either drag pointers on the process bar or set exact time point in Start and End boxes to set to leave only your wanted audio parts.

Trim unwanted audio clips

Step 3: Click the "Browse" button to choose the path where you want to save the output MP3 files in. When the settings are done, press the "Convert" button to start DVD audio to MP3 conversion on macOS High Sierra. The superb free DVD to MP3 Music Ripper will automatically rip and extract DVD audio to MP3 on Mac and you can locate the generated MP3 files in output folder.

Rip DVD Audio to MP3 Using Handbrake and VLC Media Player on macOS High Sierra

Another method to rip DVD to MP3 audio is to use Handbrake and VLC video player, which is relatively quick and easy. Start with the latest version HandBrake, the free DVD-ripping and video-conversion tool. HandBrake requires that you also have VLC media player installed on your Mac, which contains the libdvdcss library for circumventing copy protection on DVDs. (DVD-ripping is a legal gray issue, and varies by country—but in the U.S. courts have not determined that ripping DVDs you own violates fair-use doctrines.)

1. Insert your DVD and launch HandBrake. Select the part of the DVD you want to rip; it's usually the longest title, or the main feature. 

2. Click the "Browse" button next to the "Destination" field. This will allow you to select where you want to save your video file. Choose a location that will be easy to find later, such as your desktop. 

3. Select the "Normal" preset. You can find this in the Presets frame on the right side of the window, or by clicking the Presets menu and selecting Presets → Normal. Click "Add To Queue."

4. Click "Start" to rip the title in your queue. The selected title will begin ripping to your computer. This may take a while, especially for full-length movies.

5. Once a copy or conversion starts, HandBrake will display a progress bar along the bottom of its window, along with an estimate of the time remaining to complete.

Handbrake for Mac

Once you have the DVD successfully ripped to a video file, you now need to split (aka demux) the audio from your video. Launch VLC Media Player and select the Streaming/Exporting Wizard under the File menu. The Wizard will walk you through the process of selecting the video file you want to demux, how you want the audio transcoded (Uncompressed WAV or MP3), and where you want the new file saved.

Whichever technique works best for you, you should end up with an mp3 audio file that can be dragged into your iTunes library. To make sure the file is ready for playback on your iPod, select the file within iTunes, go to the Advanced menu, and select Convert Selection to MP3. Now just transfer the MP3 audio files ripped from DVD to your iPod on macOS High Sierra and you're all set.

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