Re: How to rip CDs with VLC

Anders Holmberg

Yes you have to move around with the jaws Cursor or nvda review mode.
You can actually do very much with that dialog box.
You can for example do recordings from an internet stream or rip a dvd or a cd.
You can convert files from one format to another too.
I have not used that feature as vlc is very unstable on my mac right now.
I use another player called IIna specially made for the mac.

21 jan. 2019 kl. 23:58 skrev Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>:

A couple of points here.
I don’t think the dialogue box is complicated and remember that this dialogue box provides functionality for a whole range of conversion possibilities and Ripping to CD’S is just one.
I get more out of the dialogue box when using the JAWS cursor etc.

“And pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere out in space cause there’s bugger-all down here on earth”

On 22 Jan 2019, at 8:50 am, JM Casey <jmcasey@...> wrote:

It looks like ripping CDs in VLC is a bit complicated. It seems difficult to
select all the tracks and give them their own filenames. I suppose that it
would be quicker and easier to use another programme like some listed in the
thread. I still use CD-ex and it works well.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: January 21, 2019 3:51 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] How to rip CDs with VLC

Yes, and that's the route I took. Thanks for responding, Dean.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Dean Martineau
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2019 8:20 AM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] How to rip CDs with VLC

As a side issue, you can set windows Media Player to rip to other formats,
you're not limited to WMA.

Thought-provoking reading:

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2019 8:02 AM
Subject: [all-audio] How to rip CDs with VLC

I'm hoping someone can give me step-by-step instructions for how to rip a CD
with VLC media player. I've tried intuition and Google, but I'm getting
nowhere. I know to start with control-r and to select disc with alt-d. I
know that VLC recognizes the CD I have in that drive. However, I can't get
any results.

One time I accidentally recorded two tracks with VLC, but even though they
were somehow saved as .WAV files and VLC is my default .WAV app, there's no
sound. By contrast, when I just play the CD with VLC, the sound is fine.

Although I somehow got two.WAV files using VLC, a feat I've never repeated,
the only file type options I find as I go through the rip dialog are ones I
don't recognize.

I'll mention that I have Windows Media player set to rip CDs, but I close
that program when I want VLC to do the job. Could it be interfering anyway?

I'm not looking for another ripping program. WMP is okay, but the sound
quality of .WMA files is less than I want. Since VLC plays CDs with such
clarity, I'm hoping that using it for ripping will bring better results.

Thanks for any instructions or tips.

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