DVD Audio Extractor Revision History

DVD Audio Extractor is just getting better and better! The software has been continuously updated since it was first released at 2003. All the updates are provided free for paid users.

8.6.0 (2023-12-22)

  • Update to support Fedora 38 and later. Older Fedora releases are no longer supported.
  • Update libFLAC library to version 1.4.3.
  • Fix a bug on CLI mode that audio stream can't be selected on Blu-ray discs.

8.5.0 (2023-04-29)

  • Release macOS package as universal binary. Drop support to Catalina 10.15 and earlier versions.
  • Update to support Fedora 36 and later. Older Fedora releases are no longer supported.
  • Update ALAC format channel layout for better compatibility.

8.4.2 (2022-11-27)

  • Update libFLAC library to version 1.4.2.

8.4.1 (2022-10-23)

  • Fix an ALAC encoding error on Apple Silicon machine.

8.4.0 (2022-10-04)

  • Add native Apple Silicon support. Both arm64 and x86_64 binaries are available for download.
  • Update to support Ubuntu 20.04 and later. Older Ubuntu releases are no longer supported.
  • Update to support Fedora 35 and later. Older Fedora releases are no longer supported.
  • Update libFLAC library to version 1.3.4.
  • Fix a timeout issue on downloading metadata.

8.3.0 (2022-02-05)

  • Windows build is now 64 bit, 32 bit Windows is no longer supported.
  • Drop support to macOS 10.14 and earlier versions.
  • Update to support Fedora 34 and later. Older Fedora releases are no longer supported.
  • Fix a bug that custom genre is not saved.
  • Minor UI layout enhancements.

8.2.0 (2021-02-16)

  • Update Vorbis library to version 1.3.7.
  • Improve DTS-CD compatibility.
  • Disable Cmd+X shortcut on macOS, because that is used to cut selected item by default.
  • Fix a bug that caused some BD discs with only one title failed to be shown.

8.1.2 (2020-05-06)

  • Do not set default metadata like "Unknown Artist" and "Unknown Album" into result files.
  • Improve compatibility with VoiceOver on macOS.

8.1.1 (2020-03-19)

  • Fix a bug on decoding DVD-Audio MLP streams on macOS.
  • Drop support to macOS 10.12 and earlier versions.

8.1.0 (2020-03-07)

  • Drop support to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, as they have reached end of life.
  • Update to support Ubuntu 18.04 and later. Older Ubuntu releases are no longer supported.
  • Update to support Fedora 29 and later. Older Fedora releases are no longer supported.
  • Support 8 channel wav output.
  • Update Vorbis library to version 1.3.6.
  • Update LAME library to version 3.100.
  • Update libFLAC library to version 1.3.3.

8.0.0 (2019-05-02)

  • Improve DTS-CD compatibility.
  • Fix some genre errors. Allow user to input custom genre.
  • Fix an error on downloading metadata.

7.6.0 (2018-03-04)

  • Fix a bug that caused crash on FLAC output on some Win10 machines.
  • Fix a bug that caused channel ordering of ALAC files not recognized correctly by iTunes.

7.5.1 (2017-10-02)

  • Fix a bug that caused decoding error at the beginning of chapters on some Bly-ray discs.

7.5.0 (2017-07-22)

  • WinXP is no longer supported. Minimum supported Windows system is now Windows 7.
  • Fix a random crash on Windows 10.
  • Fix a bug on decoding 16 bit DTS audio stream.

7.4.0 (2017-04-30)

  • Support DTS-HD MA audio streams.
  • Update libFLAC library to version 1.3.2.
  • Fix a bug on decoding DVD-Audio LPCM.

7.3.0 (2016-10-07)

  • Update Vorbis library to version 1.3.5.
  • Update libFLAC library to version 1.3.1.
  • Other minor enhancements.

7.2.0 (2014-02-20)

  • Use default frame size for ALAC format, for better compatibility with players like iPod.
  • Fixed a bug that caused a small part of audio at the beginning of chapters being skipped on some Bly-ray discs.
  • Fixed a crash on OSX that happens when editing chapter names.
  • Other minor enhancements.

7.1.3 (2013-10-29)

  • DVD Audio Extractor is now compatible with OSX 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Other minor enhancements.

7.1.2 (2013-06-05)

  • Fixed a bug that caused crash when downloading metadata.
  • Fixed a decoding error on mono DTS stream.
  • Other minor enhancements.

7.1.1 (2012-12-08)

  • Fixed a bug that might cause clicks on created DTS-CD image.
  • Other minor enhancements.

7.1.0 (2012-12-04)

  • Improved player compatibility for generated DTS-CD images.
  • Fixed a bug that might cause crash in rare case, when editing chapter names on OSX.
  • Win2K is no longer supported. Minimum supported Windows system is now XP.
  • Other minor enhancements.

7.0.2 (2012-10-09)

  • Fixed a bug that caused white noise output on decoding LPCM stream on some DVD-Audio discs.
  • Save each chapter into individual file option should always be enabled on Bluray discs.

7.0.1 (2012-09-09)

  • Fixed a bug that caused crash when encoding to ALAC files with normalization enabled.
  • Updated Lame library to version 3.99.5.
  • Updated Vorbis library to version 1.3.3.

7.0.0 (2012-08-15)

  • DVD Audio Extractor now supports Blu-ray discs.
  • The CD Image and Cuesheet format can now be used to create DTS-CD image.
  • Supports decoding audio files that is demuxed from Blu-ray and DVD files, like dts, ac3, mlp, thd, etc.
  • Other minor enhancements.

6.3.0 (2012-02-12)

  • New feature: Added support to ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) format.
  • Added 64-bit Linux packages.
  • Other minor enhancements.

6.2.0 (2011-11-23)

  • DVD Audio Extractor is now released on Linux (Ubuntu and Fedora are supported).
  • Fixed a bug in 6.1.1 that caused error while encoding to Mono MP3 files.
  • Updated Lame library to version 3.99.2.

6.1.1 (2011-11-11)

  • A copy of metadata is saved to local cache, to save the trouble of downloading metadata for the same disc again and again.
  • Avoid invalid characters being used as file names.
  • Updated Lame library to version 3.99.

6.1.0 (2011-10-16)

  • Metadata (tag) editor moved to step 1. Added a button to upload and download disc metadata. All the uploaded metadata is shared between all the users, so that people don't need to enter metadata for the same disc again.
  • Allow output folder and output file names to be generated based on disc metadata.
  • Resized main window to allow all controls arranged appropriatly.
  • Other minor enhancements.

6.0.2 (2011-08-20)

  • Dither is now always applied on 8 bit and 16 bit output.
  • Small quality improvement for MP3 format.
  • Video preview is more stable on OSX.
  • Fixed a bug that notify sound is not played when encoding finished.

6.0.1 (2011-06-30)

  • DVD Audio Extractor now goes cross-platform. The Mac OS X version is formally released.
  • Fixed a bug that caused valid license file not recognized in rare cases.
  • Minor GUI adjustments.

6.0.0 (2011-05-31)

  • License upgrade. The license code used on old versions won't work any more. Paied users please create an account at our website and download a new license file.

5.3.0 (2011-03-26)

  • Moved website to new domain: www.dvdae.com.
  • Added a new command line interface. Run "dvdae -h" at console to see usage. The wizard-like GUI interface is renamed to dvdae-gui.
  • Removed MP3 algorithm option from UI. High quality algorithm will always be used.
  • Other minor enhancements.

5.2.3 (2011-01-26)

  • Improved Audio/Video sync during preview.
  • Fixed hang up when preview was paused.
  • Bigger preview window.
  • Other minor enhancements.

5.2.2 (2010-12-23)

  • Updated Vorbis library to version 1.3.2.
  • Added Genres to tag info.
  • Fixed an error that caused program crash in rare cases.
  • Fixed a bug that mono stream previews at wrong speed.
  • Other minor enhancements.

5.2.1 (2010-08-15)

  • Added splash window and busy waitting notification.
  • Added RIFF INFO tags support to wave files.
  • Bug fix: UTF-8 encoded CUE file is not recorgnized by Nero.

5.2.0 (2010-07-19)

  • Inprovement on audio decoding codes.
  • Fixed a bug that caused 88.2KHz output when 96KHz is selected.
  • Other minor enhancements.

5.1.1 (2010-05-25)

  • Fixed a DTS decoding bug that was introduced in last version.
  • Minor UI adjustments.

5.1.0 (2010-05-10)

  • Improved AC3 and DTS decoding codes: DRC is turned off and better downmix quality can be expected.
  • Better video perview performance.
  • Fixed a bug that caused wrong audio stream get listed on some DVD-Audio discs.
  • Other minor enhancements.

5.0.3 (2010-04-12)

  • Updated Vorbis library to version 1.3.1.
  • Updated LAME library to version 3.98.4.
  • Bug fix: titles on DVD-Audio discs are not listed correctly in some rare cases.
  • Other minor enhancements.

5.0.2 (2010-03-04)

  • Improvement on reading DVD-Audio discs.
  • Updated LAME library to version 3.98.3.
  • Bug fix: audio not encoded correctly when option "Save each chapter into separate file" is not enabled.

5.0.1 (2010-02-22)

  • Fundamental code restruction which makes it easer to add new features.
  • DVD Audio Extractor now supports DVD-Audio discs.
  • Always use maximum compression level for FLAC format.
  • Other minor enhancements.

4.5.5 (2009-09-09)

  • Fixed a bug that caused subtle audio skip on some DVD discs.
  • Updated Vorbis library to version 1.2.3.
  • DVD Audio Extractor has been verified to be Windows 7 compatible.

4.5.4 (2009-05-09)

  • Reorganized html help document and added fixes to make F6 shortcut key works within it.

4.5.3 (2009-04-04)

  • Video preview is now always on.
  • Fixed program crash during window resize.

4.5.2 (2009-03-21)

  • Fixed audio/video synchronization in preview window.

4.5.1 (2009-01-21)

  • Default to use ID3V1 tag to minimize the chances of wrong MP3 length being reported.
  • Fixed a bug that caused none existing audio streams be listed in VOB mode.

4.5.0 (2008-12-26)

  • Removed restriction that reading DVDs need administrator privileges on XP and Win2K. The software can now be used with none administrator accounts on all platforms.
  • Improved DVD reading speed that result in higher extracting speed.
  • Updated Lame library to version 3.98.2.
  • Other minor enhancements.

4.4.1 (2008-07-19)

  • Fixed some errors caused on MP3 output.
  • The program now works better with UAC on Vista.

4.4.0 (2008-07-07)

  • Updated Lame library to version 3.98.
  • Now use ID3V2 tag for MP3 files and overcome some limits of ID3V1.
  • Added checking for update feature, with an option to automatically check for updates.
  • Added an option to pop up a notify window when encoding finished.
  • Other minor enhancements.

4.3.0 (2008-01-13)

  • DVD Audio Extractor is now developed on Vista. Win95, Win98, Windows ME and Windows NT platforms are no longer supported. Please stay on 4.2.2 if you are using one of these platforms.
  • Added support to FLAC tags, updated libFLAC library to version 1.2.1.
  • Updated Vorbis library to version 1.2.0.
  • Other minor enhancements.

4.2.2 (2007-07-08)

  • Updated libFLAC library to version 1.1.4.
  • Allow browse and save to network folder.
  • Remember last used sample rate.
  • Fixed an error on opening About Dialog.

4.2.1 (2007-01-16)

  • Fixed a bug in version 4.2.0 that the newly included version of libFLAC.dll could not be opened on some systems.

4.2.0 (2006-12-21)

  • Changed back to use old user interface due to user feedbacks. It allows easier changing of audio streams, while still keep it easy to select chapters in all titles.
  • The main window is now resizable.
  • Updated Lame library to version 3.97.
  • Updated libFLAC library to version 1.1.3.
  • Other minor enhancements.

4.1.1 (2006-09-04)

  • More accurate calculation on needed disk space.
  • Always show audio stream selection combo box, to make it more obviously to change active stream.
  • Remember last browsed folders.

4.1.0 (2006-07-12)

  • New feature: Added video preview.
  • Bug fix: a small part of audio at the end of chapter get skipped in preview mode.
  • Added speed meter at the encoding page so that it's easier to see the processing speed.

4.0.2 (2006-04-22)

  • Fixed a bug that caused the program to crash when some DVD title contains no audio stream.
  • Fixed a bug that caused silent MP3 output.

4.0.1 (2006-04-18)

  • New user interface for step 1. This allows easier selection of chapters in different titles. And all the selected chapters can be previewed/played together.
  • Enabled thread reading at background. This brings even faster extracting speed.
  • Other minor enhancements.

3.5.1 (2006-02-12)

  • Added accelerator keys for bitmap buttons: "Alt+P" for Play, "Alt+U" for Pause, "Alt+T" for Stop, "Alt+>" for Next Chapter, "Alt+<" for Last Chapter, and "Alt+F" for Refresh DVD-ROM, "Alt+W" for Browse.
  • Press "Enter" on any button should now get it clicked.
  • For DVD disc that doesn't have valid title in it, ignore it instead of showing up an exception error.

3.5.0 (2006-01-05)

  • New feature: Added support to FLAC format. Now you can extract to FLAC to save space and get around the 4G size limit of Wave files. It's also possible to save Audio CD Image in FLAC format.
  • Improved online-help. Press "F1" in Step 2 will go directly to the detailed help page of selected format.
  • Uses less run-time memory than before.
  • Updated OGG/Vorbis libraries to version 1.1.2.
  • Other minor enhancements.

3.4.1 (2005-11-15)

  • When converting to CD, selecting "break tracks by chapter" will now insert 2 seconds silence.
  • For best compatibility with old software, use old PCM Wave format for Mono or Stereo wav output.
  • Fixed a bug in 3.4.0 that caused skips on some audio stream.
  • Added a warning when output wav file is larger than 4G.
  • Try to read DVD label and use it as album name when ID3 tag not specified.
  • Other minor enhancements.

3.4.0 (2005-11-11)

  • New feature: Now all titles can be extracted at once.
  • Uses Extensible Wave Format. This allow created multi-channel wav files be played on Windows Media Player.
  • All chapters of first title are selected by default.
  • Improved normalization speed.

3.3.3 (2005-09-08)

  • Implemented full context tooltips to all controls on the user interface.
  • Fixed a DLL loading error on Win98.

3.3.2 (2005-08-09)

  • Writes adjusted bitrate info into MP3 header, so that the playback time shows up correctly in Windows Media Player.
  • Uses user's temp dir for output folder by default.
  • Other minor enhancements on UI.

3.3.1 (2005-07-14)

  • Fixed a bug which caused Access Violation Exception on some DVD discs.
  • Updated OGG/Vorbis libraries to version 1.1.1.

3.3.0 (2005-06-12)

  • New feature: Added ripping from single VOB file. This can be used as a workaround when IFO files are missing or contain error.
  • Fixed a bug on decoding Mono audio stream to MP3 format.
  • Fixed a bug which caused error on LFE channel when decoding DTS to 6 Mono wav.

3.2.1 (2005-05-18)

  • Added exception handling. The program is now more robust on not well made DVDs which contain invalid IFO information.
  • More accurate time length info.

3.2.0 (2005-04-11)

  • Improved DVD reading library. Now reads UDF formatted DVD discs and handles encrypted discs better.
  • Downmix 5.1 channel audio to Dolby surround compatible stereo since this is more preferred than plain stereo.
  • Fixed a program loading failure caused by DVD information error in IFO files.

3.1.0 (2005-02-23)

  • Enhanced MP3 encoding settings. Added LAME presets and provided better support to LAME encoder.
  • Loads OGG Vorbis and LAME library only when used.

3.0.2 (2005-01-16)

  • Fixed a bug in the audio playback/preview function.

3.0.1 (2005-01-10)

  • New feature: Added a CD Image and Cuesheet mode that can convert selected audio into an Audio CD image, which can be imported directly into popular CD burning software like Nero, EAC or CDRWin. Creating an Audio CD from DVD can't be easier.
  • Improved keyboard accessibility: All the control items can now be accessed by Tabs; Added several accelerator hotkeys: "Ctrl+A" for select all chapters, "F2" for rename chapter, and "Alt+B" for step back, "Alt+N" for step next, etc. %li Always check the output folder and make sure there are enough disk spaces for result files.
  • Other minor enhancements.

2.3.2 (2004-12-02)

  • New feature: Added a normalization option which allows you to adjust the volume of audio files to a standard level.
  • Always add Wave header for WAV files.

2.3.1 (2004-10-20)

  • Now the program keeps all the user settings like Sample Rate, Bitrate, etc.
  • Added a "Restart" button to make it easier to start another round of audio extracting. Clicking this button has the same effect as click "Back" button for three times and refresh the DVD-ROM.
  • Other minor enhancements.

2.3.0 (2004-10-01)

  • New feature: Now you can play/preview the selected chapters before you start to extract.
  • Fixed a bug in previous versions which caused skips and pops on some audio streams.
  • Updated OGG/Vorbis libraries to 1.1.0 version.

2.2.2 (2004-09-19)

  • Added pause/resume function. Useful when you have to break the encoding process for a while to handle something else.
  • Resized UI. Allow easier navigation when DVD title contains lots of chapters.
  • Enhanced caching buffer. Fixed a hidden bug and now read discs more smoothly.

2.2.1 (2004-09-12)

  • Fixed a bug in the resample function.

2.2.0 (2004-09-09)

  • Enhanced stream decoding engine. Use less memory and provide better performance and compatibility.
  • Added support to 24 bit Wave output (for those Hi-Fi 24/96 players).
  • Write correct playback time into m3u playlist file.
  • Fixed track number in ID3 tag.

2.1.0 (2004-08-21)

  • New feature: Direct DTS audio decoding supported.
  • Adjusted channel order for multiple channel Wave file output. Now use default Multi-channel Wave Channel Ordering: Left, Right, Center, LFE, Surround Left and Surround Right.
  • Enhanced speed when resampling to different sample rate.
  • Other minor fixes.

2.0.1 (2004-08-02)

  • Fully support all LPCM formats: any 16, 20 or 24 bit, 48000 or 96000 Hz sample rate, 1 to 8 channels LPCM can be decoded.
  • Multi-channel Wave output supported, with an option to save each channel to separate file.
  • Multi-channel OGG Vorbis output now possible. Now you can save Dolby Digital 5.1 audio to 5.1 Surround OGG files.
  • Update Lame library to latest 3.96.1 version.
  • Other minor enhancements.

1.2.2 (2004-07-09)

  • Fixed a bug in OGG/Vorbis format that caused the result file be several seconds shorter than original audio.
  • New feature: DVD Audio Extractor now shows how much space will be needed for the output files.
  • ID3 tags (artist, album) will not be put into output filenames due to user requests.

1.2.1 (2004-06-21)

  • Added support to Average Bitrate (ABR) mode for MP3 encoding.
  • Fixed a bug which will cause DVD authentication error when using multiple DVD-ROMs.

1.2.0 (2004-05-06)

  • New feature: Win9x/Me systems now fully supported. The program will try to load and utilize ASPI manager (wnaspi32.dll) on Win9x/Me systems.
  • The UI now displays well on Win98 and above.
  • Update to Lame 3.96.

1.1.6 (2004-03-27)

  • Removed original Drive Capabilities tests. Now provides better compatibility with external or virtual DVD/CD drive.
  • Fixed a bug happened when converting from 20bit LPCM to 16bit wav.

1.1.5 (2004-03-07)

  • New feature: Added reading from file folder mode due to user requests. This also added (limited) support to Win9x/Me systems where DVD-ROMs are not recognized by this software.

1.1.4 (2004-02-02)

  • New feature: Allow changing of audio track/chapter names.
  • Bug fix: The length of User Name in the register window is too short. Extended to 40 characters.
  • Update to Lame 3.95.1.

1.1.3 (2004-01-11)

  • Bug fix: "Can not read the selected audio stream." error due to DVD unlocking failure.

1.1.2 (2003-12-27)

  • Added direct stream demux function for LPCM, MPEG, AC-3 and DTS audio streams.
  • Improvement on decoding speed.

1.1.1 (2003-12-21)

  • Added time elapsed and time remaining information during decoding.
  • Bug fix: In some rare cases redundant silences get inserted when decoding multiple chapters to single output file.

1.1.0 (2003-12-18)

  • Changed chapter selection method from VTS->PGC to Title->Chapter. The new method is closer to the way people watching DVD movies and thus easier to understand.
  • Improved DVD reading speed.
  • Update OGG/Vorbis libraries to latest 1.01 version.

1.0.1 (2003-11-22)

  • First public release.