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I would like to find a way to rip the WAV tracks (LPCM 2.0, 192kHz, 24-bit) from a Blu-ray Audio or a DVD-Audio disc using Linux. (Once extracted, it should then be a breeze to encode the audio tracks into FLAC.)

Taking the TrondheimSolistene: Divertimenti Blu-ray disc as an example, how do you extract the WAV tracks?

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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 '14 at 21:05
Unfortunately this solution is a commercial, closed-source app that works only on Windows or Mac OS X, but NOT on Linux. –  landroni Dec 26 '14 at 20:51
@landroni I feel your claim to be presumptuous. Herueyes was posting an useful answer, and you want him to improve it by copying "essential elements" from that article. If you miss some elements, then why don't you include them yourself? –  Goodbye Jan 9 at 18:59
@Georg It is the responsibility of the original poster to include essential info in their answer, and I am doing my bit to educate new users on what is expected of them. Failure to do so, and the answer can be downvoted. This particular answer smells strongly of spam, though, and should probably be flagged as such... –  landroni Jan 9 at 19:06

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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