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Is it possible rip a Blu-ray Audio or a DVD-Audio disc containing an LPCM 2.0 (192kHz, 24-bit) track and encode it to FLAC? FLAC is certainly capable of encoding to such resolution, but I'm not sure about the ripping part. I've heard that this might be supported by cdparanoia, but from their website I cannot confirm that.

So, taking the TrondheimSolistene: Divertimenti Blu-ray disc as an example, how do you rip the LPCM 2.0 (192kHz, 24-bit) track?

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This is the best way I've come across so far....


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Thank you for the link, very interesting. To make the answer more useful to future users, please include the essential elements from that article (programs used, steps followed, etc.) into this post. –  landroni Apr 23 at 21:05

I found two tools that can help with the job.

ACE-Encode is a FOSS script:

ACE-Encode was born from the need convert a whole CD/DVD/BluRay library (450+) into music & movie files readable on a Home Theater PC (HTPC).

ACE-Encode works by automatically ripping an inserted CD/DVD/BluRay to a folder

To enable automatic CD/DVD/BluRay ripping:

Step 4 takes into account that you have ABCDE, DVDBackup, MakeMKV & HandBrake installed and working correctly. For help installing any of the above, please see the INSTALLATION section for each extension.

Another tool is MakeMKV. It is not FOSS and reportedly costs $50. The Beta version is usually free, but this could change anytime.

For Ubuntu Linux users you can install MakeMKV from the ppa:heyarje/makemkv-beta PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:heyarje/makemkv-beta
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install makemkv-bin makemkv-oss

Usually all features of MakeMKV are free while the program is in beta. You may purchase the full activation key if you like the program and want to show your support, but you also may use the temporary beta key. Check the PPA page for the current beta key.

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