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newbiesforever 12-12-2012 12:27 AM

what if my DVD drive has no audio ports?
 
Because I want to record some audio off a DVD in my DVD drive (and have never done any audio recording before using any device), I read up on how to connect the DVD drive to onboard sound or a sound card, and found out I have to connect a cable from the audio port on the DVD drive to the matching connector on the motherboard or sound card. (I thought I needed a sound card, but maybe not. Some sources say my onboard sound might be good enough and I should try it first.)

Now I discovered that my DVD drive has no audio ports at all, nothing but a SATA port and power cable port. (Which seems odd, because my CD drive, which is ten years older, has analog and digital audio ports.) So...that means I'm stuck for recording audio from this DVD drive, doesn't it? I suppose I could try to hook up my dedicated DVD player to the computer...

H_TeXMeX_H 12-12-2012 02:53 AM

All data from a DVD SATA drive is sent using the SATA interface. I have never heard of an DVD drive made for use inside a computer that has audio ports on it. If you have one, please post a picture.

What exactly is on the DVD you want to record from ? If it's a movie then you can just rip the audio from it using whatever ripping software you like. I would use vobcopy and ffmpeg or mencoder.

For an audio CD you would use cdparanoia, unless you wanted to clone it in which case you would use cdrdao.

michaelk 12-12-2012 06:39 AM

In addition applications these days use digital audio extraction so an external audio cable is not required anymore.

newbiesforever 12-12-2012 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H (Post 4847557)
All data from a DVD SATA drive is sent using the SATA interface. I have never heard of an DVD drive made for use inside a computer that has audio ports on it. If you have one, please post a picture.

What exactly is on the DVD you want to record from ? If it's a movie then you can just rip the audio from it using whatever ripping software you like. I would use vobcopy and ffmpeg or mencoder.

For an audio CD you would use cdparanoia, unless you wanted to clone it in which case you would use cdrdao.

Yes, it's a video. Vobcopy, ffmpeg, mencoder...thank you, I'll get those.

cascade9 12-12-2012 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H (Post 4847557)
I have never heard of an DVD drive made for use inside a computer that has audio ports on it. If you have one, please post a picture.

DVD drives with analog/digital audio output ports were pretty much standard for a few years. Heres a nice link to the manufacturers spec page for one-

http://www.iomega.com/support/documents/10261.html

I've got a few DVD drives with back panel audio outputs hanging round here....sorry no pic now, its 3AM and I just finished a stupidly long shift....

H_TeXMeX_H 12-12-2012 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by cascade9 (Post 4847833)
DVD drives with analog/digital audio output ports were pretty much standard for a few years. Heres a nice link to the manufacturers spec page for one-

http://www.iomega.com/support/documents/10261.html

I've got a few DVD drives with back panel audio outputs hanging round here....sorry no pic now, its 3AM and I just finished a stupidly long shift....

Oh, I think I have seen one of these, but maybe I didn't realize what the headphones port was for.

These are quite old and I never had the chance to buy one.


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