Blu-ray discs are well-known for their high-definition video quality, but they can also contain high-quality audio tracks in various formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. If you're an audiophile who wants to enjoy the purest form of high-fidelity (Hi-Fi) audio from your Blu-rays, then converting them to Hi-Fi audio files is a great option. In this article, we will explore how to convert Blu-ray to Hi-Fi audio with DVDFab Hi-Fi Audio Converter

Before We Begin

DVDFab Hi-Fi Audio Converter is a part of DVDFab 12 software, and is integrated into its "Ripper" module. Although you can convert the video file in the ripping process, you’re actually also ripping the audio track from the disc. That explains why the tool is part of the "Blu-ray Ripper". Having said all that, Hi-Fi Audio Converter is a standalone product that works independently from DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper.

What this means is that the tool can be purchased separately and you don’t necessarily have to also own the "Blu-ray Ripper" in order for it to work. If you’re still a bit confused about this whole thing, it’s worth pointing out that both the Hi-Fi Audio Converter and the Blu-Ray Ripper have 30-day trials available so you can grab them for free and test them out for yourself. 

How to Rip and Convert Music/Movie Blu-rays to Hi-Fi Audio

Step 1: Launch DVDFab 12 and Select the "Ripper" Module

You already know by now which of the modules you should use for this process so go ahead and open DVDFab 12 and then select "Ripper" in the top menu. It’s important to select the module before loading the source so make sure to do this step first every time.

Step 2: Load Your Source Music Blu-ray

DVDFab 12 attempts to automatically load any disc you have in your drive so if you already have one inserted, it should show up without you having to do anything else. If it doesn’t or if you’re working with a Blu-ray iso file or folder, you can use the big “+” button or the “+Add” button in the upper left corner. Alternatively, you could also just simply drag & drop the source anywhere inside the user interface.

how to convert blu-rays to hi fi audio files

Step 3: Choose a Hi-Fi Audio Profile

Click the "Choose Other Profile" option which brings up the built-in Profile Library, where you will notice three different tabs – Format, Device, and Personal. Click "Format" and then select the "Hi-Fi Audio" category.

Here are four distinct conversion profiles – Flac Multi-channel, Flac Stereo, Wav Multi-channel, and Wav Stereo. In order to achieve the best possible quality it is recommended that you select the profile that best matches your sound system. If your system supports surround sound you’ll probably want to go with one of the multi-channel options. 

how to convert blu-rays to hi fi audio files

Step 4: Customize the Output Audio

Clicking the little wrench icon will open up the "Advanced Settings" menu where you can make certain changes to your file. Some of the options found here are static, such as the codec, bit rate or bit depth. These are tied to the profile you pick and can’t actually be modified. However, you can select a different sample rate (up to 192 kHz High-Definition Output), channels, and use the slider to adjust the volume.

how to convert blu-rays to hi fi audio files

The other remaining option is called "Split" which allows you to split the Blu-ray by chapters. This is something you’ll definitely want to do with certain discs. If you leave the "No Split" option on, DVDFab Hi-Fi Audio Converter will output the entire contents of the Blu-ray onto a single audio file. That’s not particularly great if you’re converting an album, for example, as you will have a difficult time jumping to a specific track during playback.

If you split the disc, however, the software will create a CUE file that contains all the metadata found on the Blu-ray, including song name, artist, duration etc. Playing the converted disc alongside this file makes it much easier to immediately find the track you want, provided your music player has the ability to read CUE files. Most modern players do nowadays so that shouldn’t be an issue.

how to convert blu-rays to hi fi audio files

Besides, you can find a few more customized options. Here, you can change the name of the file or select the titles and chapters you want to convert. You can also pick between any available audio tracks and subtitles. You’re probably not going to use some of these options if you’re converting a concert or album but they do come in handy when using the tool to rip audio from Blu-ray movies.

how to convert blu-rays to hi fi audio files

Note: If your Blu-ray is Cinavia protected, you're in a bit of trouble. We covered how you can remove Cinavia on Blu-ray, so you can enjoy a clean Blu-ray audio tracks.

Step 5: Choose the Output Destination

There’s one last step is to choose a destination for our output. DVDFab 12 selects a destination for you by default but you can change it. Upon opening the dropdown menu, you may notice that one of the options is called ‘Mobile Device’. DVDFab 12 can indeed transfer converted videos direct to mobile devices, however, only MP4 profiles are supported at the moment so we can’t use that particular option in this situation.

how to convert blu-rays to hi fi audio files

If your preferred destination is not already found in the menu, you can add it manually by clicking the little "Folder" icon found right next to it. Simply hit the button and navigate to your chosen location on your computer to add it. 

Close to the folder icon you can also find a small icon shaped like a globe. This can be used to upload the converted file directly to YouTube. Feel free to use the feature but make sure to first sign into your YouTube account through DVDFab 12 before choosing this option.

how to convert blu-rays to hi fi audio files

Step 6: Start the Ripping and Conversion Process

With everything else taken care of, it’s now time to start ripping and converting our Blu-ray. To begin, simply click the "Start" button. Alternatively, you can click the little arrow found right next to it to schedule the task for a later time.

how to convert blu-rays to hi fi audio files

You can also postpone the task even after the process has begun by clicking the Continue Later button. Right next to it, you can find two additional buttons that allow you to pause and cancel the current task, respectively.

Finally, in the lower left corner you will notice a new dropdown menu that contains a few useful options. You can use these to tell DVDFab 12 to shut down or hibernate your computer once all current tasks have been completed. There’s also an option that simply closes the program once there are no more tasks left to process.

how to convert blu-rays to hi fi audio files

Final Thoughts

Physical discs eventually degrade over time so having digital backups of your favorite songs is a great way to preserve your music Blu-ray collection. After reading our step-by-step guide you should have a pretty good idea of how to convert Blu-rays to Hi-Fi audio files with DVDFab Hi-Fi Audio Converter quickly and easily. The process is quite simple and can come in handy in a wide variety of situations.