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How to Rip and Convert DVD to WMA on Mac (OS X Mavericks)/Win (Windows 8)

I have a bunch of DVDs and mpeg2 files I want to convert to WMV 9 / WMA 10 files with 5.1 surround sound, and I have been doing this for a couple of days and tried many tools, but all of them worked bad. Does anyone know of a perfect way to convert DVD to WMA? Thank you all in advance for you help, Jon. – From Videohelp Forum

WMA or the window media audio is a Microsoft developed audio data compression filing technology. WMA files, which use the “.wma” file extension, can be of any size compressed to match many different connection speeds, or bandwidths. Time files, it has become one of the most popular Net audio formats. Therefore, more and more people want to extract their favorite sound tracks in DVD movies to WMA so that you can enjoy the songs or listen to the DVD movies on popular portable devices which supported WMA audio files format. This article will introduce you a simple guide on how to convert DVD to WMA audio track with high speed and excellent output quality with ease.

Actually, what you need is just a DVD to WMA converter that can successfully extract WMA audio from your DVD movies. DVD ripper program can be the best choice to help you accomplish your task. With it, you can rip DVD to regular audio formats like WMA, MP3, WAV, OGG, AAC, etc in just a few clicks. What’s more, you can also convert DVD to popular video formats, such as MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPEG, etc. for playback on iPhone, iPad, iPod, PSP, Archos, Zune, etc. If you are using a Mac, please refer to DVD Ripper for Mac. Just make sure you’ve downloaded the right version.

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How to Extract WMA Audio Files from DVD Movie with High Quality

The below tutorial uses DVD to WMA converter Windows (Windows 8 compatible) version screenshots; the way to complete the task on Mac is just the same. Just make sure you have downloaded the right version according to your operating system.


Step 1. Load DVD Files to the DVD to WMA Converter

After downloading, installing the program, launch it and click the “Load DVD” to add DVD movies to the DVD ripping software. You can preview them in the right Preview window and if you want to rip the whole DVD movie into a single WMA audio file, you can click the “Merge” button.


Step 2. Specify the Output Format and Output Path

Specify the Output Format as WMA. Meanwhile, specify the “Output Path” to set a destination folder to save the converted audio files.


Step 3. Start DVD to WMA Conversion

After finishing all the above steps, click the “Start” to begin extracting WMA audio files from DVD movies. When the conversion completes, you can enjoy songs on your portable devices on the go.

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Knowledge Base: What is WMA

WMA is shorts for Windows Media Audio, a Microsoft file format for encoding digital audio files similar to MP3 though can compress files at a higher rate than MP3. Windows Media Audio is one of today’s most popular Net audio formats. Though not as popular as MP3, WMA tends to outperform MP3 in the area of sound quality. The WMA consists of four different codecs. They are Main WMA codec, WMA pro, WMA lossless and the WMA voice. The WMA is considered as an alternative to MP3 or the real audio codecs. WMA Pro is an advance codec that can support multi channel The WMA lossless is a codec that is used to compress audio files without any data loss. The WMA voice is used to record voice and compress the file by low bit rates.