Extract Audio from a Video to Increase Listening Content

by Buddy Lindsey

In one of my previous posts I talked about building up a tolerance for listening to Japanese audio. Another way to get content is to take you J-Drama or Anime and rip out the audio into an mp3 and put it on your Zune or iPod or other mp3 playing device. It is fairly simple and surprisingly easy. I did this with a few J-Drama’s and it is awesome for actually listening to Japanese. Kind of takes radio dramas to another level and gives you a lot more talking stuff to listen to.

Here are the steps

  1. Download VirtualDub
  2. Install It (extract the zip file)
  3. Run VirtualDub.exe (if it doesn’t run right might need to run as administrator)
  4. Open video file
  5. File -> Export ->As Raw Audio…

Here are the steps, but a little more visually. This starts after you download and extract the files from the zip folder.

OpenVirtualDub
Be sure to click on VirtualDub.exe


VirtualDubOpened
This is what it looks like after you have started the Application


OpenFileInVirtualDub
Click on Open Video File at top of File menu

OpenedFileInVirtualDub
This is what it should look like after you open a video file. In this case i have Akihabara@Deep open.

ExportAsRawAudio
Menu Selection for exporting audio file. A dialog will open so just choose export location and file name.


At this point you should have an mp3 file you can add to your mp3 player.

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1 Arthur February 21, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Great post. Thanks for the tip, I’ll put it into use right away.

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