As its name suggests, Magicbit DVD Audio Ripper is an application that can help you extract the audio stream from DVD movies and save it to multiple audio formats, including MP3, AAC, OGG, WAV and WMA.
The program is packed in a user-friendly interface where you can load a DVD folder or ISO file by using either the file browser or folder view (the "drag and drop" functionality is not included). It is possible to process multiple DVDs in one session.
The file queue provides specific details on each DVD, such as the name, duration, number of chapters, target profile and status. If you prefer the default settings, then all you have to do is establish the output directory and file type, in order to initialize the conversion procedure.
Otherwise, you can modify audio and video properties when it comes to the codec, bit rate, frequency and channel mode. Plus, you can create a new output profile. But you cannot restore settings to their default values.
Additionally, you can preview clips in a small, built-in media player, edit metadata, as well as select individual DVD chapters for processing along with the audio language.
In "Preferences" you can select the preview window aspect ratio, disable audio or video while playing, as well as set Magicbit DVD Audio Ripper to automatically load DVD information from the server. Furthermore, you can configure expert settings, such as downsampling.
The DVD ripping software requires a moderate amount of system resources to finish a task in short time. It has a good response time, supports a couple of languages and includes a help file. We have not encountered any error dialogs during our testing. The output audio tracks have a good sound quality. On the downside, you cannot set the thread priority.