Originally Posted by qz3fwd
google DVD-Audio Explorer
I "successfully" ripped my two DVD-As with DVD-Audio Explorer, but am very confused how to properly do it. Please help me understand what the various files are.
I opened one DVD-A and see two folders: VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS; I assume I use the Audio one.
If I look inside AUDIO_TS using Windows Explorer, there are four rather small IFO files. However, when I load the disk with DVDAE, they are actually folders, named ATS_01_0.IFO, AUDIO_PP.IFO, AUDIO_SW.IFO, and AUDIO_TS.IFO. Within DVDAE the ATS_01_0.IFO has two subfolders labeled
"Title 01 - 01:26:40 - 15 tracks" and "Title 01 - 01:26:40 - 15 tracks".
Under each of these are two sets of 15 files with very similar names.
Opening the first of these IFO tracks with DVDAE, all the files are ripped and saved to my selected folder. Again, there are two sets of 15 files, all with the extension "mlp". The ones in the first group are labeled "track-01-01-nn-[L-R]-23-48000.mlp" where the "nn" is a number ranging from 01 to 15. The ones in the second group are labeled "track-01-01-nn-[Lf-Rf-Ls-Rs-D-LFE]-24-48000.mlp". Obviously the first group are stereo files and the second group are 5.1 files, all digitized at 24/48000.
My other DVD-A is more complicated, the mlp files are similarly labeled, but at 24/96000. I won't go into the various files on the DVD-A, but they were successfully ripped also.
What are mlp files? When I started fiddling around with digitizing or ripping LPs and CDs, I downloaded several programs, including Audacity (for digitizing) and Foobar (for ripping and tagging). Another program, called VLC-media player was also installed, and that program appears to be the only one which can open these .mlp files (Foobar won't). However, VLC-media player does play them fine (as far as I can tell using my computer speakers).
I haven't tried the other IFO folders yet. Please help me sort through all these various files. I could attach screen captures of the various images if that would be useful.