• Guide To Ripping DVD and Blu-ray Audio Using The Dark Side Of The Moon Immersion Box Set

    Ripping the audio from CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs has never been easier and there's never been a better time than now to start ripping. Pink Floyd recently released The Dark Side Of The Moon Immersion Box set containing six physical discs including three Redbook CDs, two DVDs, and one Blu-ray disc. The ease of ripping audio from plastic discs and the plethora of new content available from Pink Floyd have given me great reason to create a thoroughly updated DVD and Blu-ray disc ripping guide using the new Dark Side Of The Moon Immersion Box Set. Pink Floyd fans and enthusiasts of music stored on plastic discs rejoice, one's favorite two channel and multi-channel music can now be liberated.






     

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    Introduction

    I set out to rip the new Dark Side Of The Moon Immersion Box set like a normal Pink Floyd enthusiast. This quickly turned into a major undertaking that included scanning almost every piece of artwork including the scarf, uploading these images to Amazonlink for everyone to use, rewriting all the album credits and information into a file on my computer for use as metadata, and deciphering exactly what audio was extractable from the DVD and Blu-ray discs. The whole process took way more hours than I care to share, but I'm happy to share the following instructions, screenshots, and videos that will make everything a breeze for CA readers.

    This guide to ripping audio from plastic discs will work with nearly all discs available at the time of this writing. I'm using my own legally purchased copy of The Dark Side Of The Moon Immersion Box Set in the illustrations below. I will never make the ripped files available for download as that's simply preposterous. I hope readers will elect to purchase the Immersion Box Set once they see how easy it is to rip the audio from the discs.

    My previous guide to ripping DVD-Audio, DVD-Video (Audio) and HDAD Discs is still valid and available herelink. However, my previous guide to ripping Blu-ray audiolink is out of date and should not be used as a reference.

     

    Ripping Prerequisites

    Hardware:
    1. Computer capable of running Windows (natively or within a virtual machine (Parallels, VM Ware))

    2. Blu-ray drive (in or connected to the computer)


    Software:
    1. Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (Free) [Linklink]

    2. eac3to (Free) [Linklink]

    3. HdBrStreamExtractor (Free) [Linklink]

    4. Passkey for Blu-ray ($60 / Free Trial) [Linklink]

    5. J River Media Center ($50 / Free Trial) (for editing metadata and splitting Blu-ray tracks) [Linklink]

    6. dBpoweramp (CD Ripper & Music Converter) ($38 / Free Trial) (ripping and file conversion) [Linklink]

    7. DVD Audio Extractor ($32.50 / Free Trial) (for DVD audio ripping only) [Linklink]


     

    Compact Disc Ripping

    This information is for discs 1, 2, and 6. Readers uninterested in Redbook CD ripping should skip to the next section. Readers interested in a thorough article about ripping CDs should first read my CD Ripping Strategy & Methodologylink. There is no need to rewrite the information contained in that guide as the main thrust of this article is DVD and Blu-ray ripping. That said, here is some information showing readers how to embed album art for the Front Cover, Back Cover, Media, etc… and view the metadata embedded into each file.

    The following four images depict the Front Cover, Back Cover, Media (CD), and an included Box Set illustration being embedded into The Dark Side Of The Moon tracks. Using dBpoweramp select the minus (-) symbol above the cover art that's automatically selected from the Internet. This clears the unwanted art before ripping the CD. Then select the plus (+) symbol followed by Load (from File). This enables selection of an image already on one's computer. Please download the images I uploaded to Amazonlink if needed during this process. By default the first image is use for the Front Album Cover and the second image for the Back Album Cover. After adding an image of the actual CD sleet the plus (+) symbol again followed by Current Art Description then select Media from the ensuing menu. Most playback applications don't support added images as of this writing. However, the Aurender music server's iPad application does support Front and Back Album Covers. The more people using extra images the more applications will support these images.
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    The following four images show what metadata is viewable via the Windows operating system and an easy way to edit this metadata using dBpoweramp. The first two images simply show the metadata available through Windows. It's possible to edit some of this data by clicking the field in the lower blue area. The second two images show the metadata editing options available after selecting a track from within a folder, right-clicking the track and selecting Edit ID-Tag. This view displays much more metadata than many users know can be embedded into each file in addition to the extra images embedded via the aforementioned process.
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    DVD Ripping

    I recommend using DVD Audio Extractor for ripping the DVDs in The Dark Side Of The Moon Immersion Box Set. It's a very solid program that works 99% of the time. The rolling instructions and screenshots describe and depict what's available on the DVDs and how to extract the audio into different formats.

    Disc 3 in the Box Set is a DVD that contains a such set of audio tracks in both stereo and multi-channel. DVD Audio Extractor allows the user to view the available tracks and extract the audio in the native format or convert to a different format on the fly. The initial DVD Audio Extractor screen is a bit confusing to the untrained eye. The image below is what a users sees after inserting the DVD. I've added red text to help explain each section of the window. Title3 on this DVD is the only Title containing pertinent audio thus I've placed a check mark in the Title3 box. Five different options are available for extraction, each of which contains the same ten Dark Side Of The Moon tracks.


    Follow these instructions to rip The Dark Side Of The Moon 2011 Master LPCM Stereo mix at 24 bit / 48 kHz into individual FLAC files for each track.

    1. Select Title3 [00:43:05] in the upper left section.

    2. Select English LPCM (48kHz 24bit 2Ch) in the lower left section.

    3. Name each of the ten tracks by double-clicking in the Chapter Name boxes and replacing the default text.

    4. Select Next >.



    1. Select FLAC -- Free Lossless Audio Codec as the Output Format.

    2. Select Same As Input for the Sample Rate.

    3. Select Stereo to the right of Channels.

    4. Select 24 bits to the right of Bits Per Sample.

    5. Select Next >.



    1. Select the Output Location where the files should be placed. (Usually a My Music folder on Windows).

    2. Select Save Each Chapter Into Separate File(s).

    3. Select Enable FLAC Tag.

    4. Enter the appropriate Artist, Album, Year, and Genre information

    5. Select Next >.



    1. Adjust the Thread Priority to the Highest setting.

    2. Select Start



    1. Note the location of the files and select OK. That's it.


     

    Follow these instructions to rip The Dark Side Of The Moon James Guthrie 2003 5.1 Surround Mix at 448 kbps, 16 bit / 48 kHz into individual AC3 files for each track.

    Image One
    1. Select Title3 [00:43:05] in the upper left section.

    2. Select English AC3 (48kHz 6Ch) in the lower left section.

    3. Name each of the ten tracks by double-clicking in the Chapter Name boxes and replacing the default text.

    4. Select Next >.


    Image Two

    1. Select Direct Stream Demux as the Output Format.

    2. Select Next >.


    Image Three

    1. Select the Output Location where the files should be placed. (Usually a My Music folder on Windows).

    2. Select Save Each Chapter Into Separate File(s).

    3. Select Next >.


    Image Four

    1. Adjust the Thread Priority to the Highest setting.

    2. Select Start. That's it.


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    Follow these instructions to rip The Dark Side Of The Moon James Guthrie 2003 5.1 Surround Mix at 640 kbps, 16 bit / 48 kHz into individual FLAC files for each track.

    Image One
    1. Select Title3 [00:43:05] in the upper left section.

    2. Select English AC3 (48kHz 6Ch) in the lower left section.

    3. Name each of the ten tracks by double-clicking in the Chapter Name boxes and replacing the default text.

    4. Select Next >.


    Image Two

    1. Select FLAC -- Free Lossless Audio Codec as the Output Format.

    2. Select Same As Input for the Sample Rate.

    3. Select All 6 Channels to the right of Channels.

    4. Select 16 bits to the right of Bits Per Sample.

    5. Select Next >.


    Image Three

    1. Select the Output Location where the files should be placed. (Usually a My Music folder on Windows).

    2. Select Save Each Chapter Into Separate File(s).

    3. Select Enable FLAC Tag.

    4. Enter the appropriate Artist, Album, Year, and Genre information

    5. Select Next >.


    Image Four

    1. Adjust the Thread Priority to the Highest setting.

    2. Select Start. That's it.


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    Follow these instructions to rip The Dark Side Of The Moon Alan Parsons Quad Mix (previously released on vinyl LP/8 track tape in 1973) at 448 kbps, 16 bit / 48 kHz into individual AC3 files for each track.


    Image One
    1. Select Title3 [00:43:05] in the upper left section.

    2. Select English AC3 (48kHz 4Ch) in the lower left section.

    3. Name each of the ten tracks by double-clicking in the Chapter Name boxes and replacing the default text.

    4. Select Next >.


    Image Two

    1. Select Direct Stream Demux as the Output Format.

    2. Select Next >.


    Image Three

    1. Select the Output Location where the files should be placed. (Usually a My Music folder on Windows).

    2. Select Save Each Chapter Into Separate File(s).

    3. Select Next >.


    Image Four

    1. Adjust the Thread Priority to the Highest setting.

    2. Select Start. That's it.


    click to enlarge


     

    Follow these instructions to rip The Dark Side Of The Moon Alan Parsons Quad Mix (previously released on vinyl LP/8 track tape in 1973) at 640 kbps, 16 bit / 48 kHz into individual FLAC files for each track.

    Image One
    1. Select Title3 [00:43:05] in the upper left section.

    2. Select English AC3 (48kHz 4Ch) in the lower left section.

    3. Name each of the ten tracks by double-clicking in the Chapter Name boxes and replacing the default text.

    4. Select Next >.


    Image Two

    1. Select FLAC -- Free Lossless Audio Codec as the Output Format.

    2. Select Same As Input for the Sample Rate.

    3. Select All 4 Channels to the right of Channels.

    4. Select 16 bits to the right of Bits Per Sample.

    5. Select Next >.


    Image Three

    1. Select the Output Location where the files should be placed. (Usually a My Music folder on Windows).

    2. Select Save Each Chapter Into Separate File(s).

    3. Select Enable FLAC Tag.

    4. Enter the appropriate Artist, Album, Year, and Genre information

    5. Select Next >.


    Image Four

    1. Adjust the Thread Priority to the Highest setting.

    2. Select Start. That's it.


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    Disc 4 in the Box Set is a DVD that contains videos with little audio extraction value. The image below is what a users sees after inserting the DVD. I've added red text to help explain all the different Titles available. Two different options, LPCM and AC3, are available for extraction on all Titles except Title10.


    Follow these screenshots to rip Live In Brighton 1972 (LPCM 16 bit / 48 kHz / 2 Channel) into individual FLAC files for each track.
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    The following screenshots display the correct Titles and track listings for those interested in ripping the Concert Screen Film audio in LPCM 16 bit / 48 kHz / 2 Channel or 5.1 Surround Sound, Dolby Digital @ 448 kbps AC3 / 16 bit / 48 kHz. Title4 contains the British Tour 1974. Title5 contains the French Tour 1974. TItle6 contains the North American Tour 1975. To continue ripping these Titles use the instructions above if needed.
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    Blu-ray Audio Ripping

    Over the last year ripping Blu-ray audio has continued to get easier and easier. I recommend using the applications eac3to, HdBrStreamExtractor, and Passkey for Blu-ray. The Dark Side Of The Moon Immersion Box Set Blu-ray disc contains THE big ticket item for two channel computer audiophiles and Pink Floyd fans, the Original Stereo Mix from 1973 in RAW/PCM at 24 bit / 96 kHz. The two other items of note are the 2003 5.1 Surround Mix in RAW/PCM at 24 bit / 96 kHz, and the 1973 Quad Mix in RAW/PCM at 24 bit / 96 kHz.

    Instead of writing instructions for ripping The Dark Side Of The Moon Immersion Box Set Blu-ray disc I created a series of videos that walk viewers through the process. In the first video I extract the two, four, and six channel mixes into three separate FLAC files. Each of the three mixes contain no metadata. The second video covers adding metadata and album art to these large FLAC files. The third video demonstrates how to split the single file created for the two channel mix into ten separate tracks using a cue sheet and J River Media Center. The cue sheets can be downloaded here for convenience, Two Channel Cue, Four Channel Cue, and Six Channel Cue. (Readers may have to right-click (Windows) or control-click (Mac) to select the cue sheets for download). Finally the fourth, and completely optional, video demonstrates how to convert highly compressed FLAC files into uncompressed FLAC files.

     

    Extracting 24 bit / 96 kHz Blu-ray Audio from The Dark Side Of The Moon Immersion Box Set.



    Link to HD video on YouTube.link


     

    Adding Metadata and Album Art to the previously extracted large audio files.



    Link to HD video on YouTube.link


     


    Splitting the previously extracted audio files into ten individual tracks and adding metadata & album art.



    Link to HD video on YouTube.link



     


    Uncompressing the previously split FLAC audio files.



    Link to HD video on YouTube.link




     


    The Dark Side Of The Moon Immersion Box Set

    The following information has been taken from the Credits booklet included with the Box Set and supplemented with information I gleaned during the ripping process. All audio is labeled with the sample rates available for ripping and the number of channels if deemed important.

     

    Disc 1 – CD (16 bit / 44.1 kHz)
    The Dark Side Of The Moon (2011 Remaster)

    1. Speak To Me (Mason)

    2. Breathe (In The Air) (Waters, Gilmour, Wright)

    3. On The Run (Gilmour, Waters)

    4. Time (Mason, Waters, Wright, Gilmour)

    5. The Great Gig In The Sky (Wright) (Vocal Composition by Clare Torry)

    6. Money (Waters)

    7. Us And Them (Waters, Wright)

    8. Any Colour You Like (Gilmour, Mason, Wright)

    9. Brain Damage (Waters)

    10. Eclipse (Waters)



    David Gilmour - Vocals, Guitars & VCS3
    Nick Mason - Percussion & Tape Effects
    Richard Wright - Keyboards, Vocals & VCS3
    Roger Waters - Bass Guitar, Vocals, VCS3 & Tape Effects

    Produced by Pink Floyd
    Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London between June 1972 and January 1973
    Engineered by Alan Parsons, Assisted by Peter James
    Mixing Supervised by Chris Thomas
    Saxophone on Us And Them and Money by Dick Parry
    Vocals on The Great Gig In The Sky by Clare Torry
    Backing Vocals by Doris Troy, Lesley Duncan, Liza Strike, Barry St. John
    Original Cover & Photography by Hipgnosis
    Graphics & Artwork by George Hardie
    Heartbeat Graphic from an idea by Roger Waters
    Prism Photography by Tony May and Storm Thorgerson
    Pyramid Photographs by Hipgnosis
    Rayograms by Stylorouge and Chris Caske
    Immersion Design by StormStudios
    Mastered by James Guthrie and Joel Plante at das boot recording, 2011

    All lyrics by Roger Waters
    Tracks 1, 5 and 8 published by Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd. for the World excluding USA & Canada and TRO - Hampshire House Publishing Corp. for USA & Canada

    Tracks 2, 3, 4, and 7 Published by Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd. / Roger Waters Music Overseas Ltd., Artemis Muziekuitgevenij B.V. (BUM/STE) administered by Warner / Chappell Music Publishing Ltd. for the World excluding USA & Canada and TRO - Hampshire House Publishing Corp. for USA & Canada

    Tracks 6,9 and 10 published by Roger Waters Music Overseas Ltd., Artemis Muziekuitgevenij B.V. (BUM/STE) administered by Warner / Chappell Music Publishing Ltd. for the World excluding USA & Canada and TRO - Hampshire House Publishing Corp. for USA & Canada

     

    Disc 2 – CD (16 bit / 44.1 kHz)
    The Dark Side Of The Moon Live at The Empire Pool, Wembley, London 1974

    1. Speak To Me (Mason)

    2. Breathe (In The Air) (Waters, Gilmour, Wright)

    3. On The Run (Gilmour, Waters)

    4. Time (Mason, Waters, Wright, Gilmour)

    5. The Great Gig In The Sky (Wright) (Vocal Composition by Clare Torry)

    6. Money (Waters)

    7. Us And Them (Waters, Wright)

    8. Any Colour You Like (Gilmour, Mason, Wright)

    9. Brain Damage (Waters)

    10. Eclipse (Waters)



    David Gilmour - Vocals, Guitars & VCS3
    Nick Mason - Percussion & Tape Effects
    Richard Wright - Keyboards, Vocals & VCS3
    Roger Waters - Bass Guitar, Vocals, VCS3 & Tape Effects

    Produced by Pink Floyd
    Recorded at the Empire Pool, Wembley, London November 1974
    Engineered by Brian Humphries and Phill Brown
    Saxophone on Us And Them and Money by Dick Parry
    Backing Vocals by Venetta Fields and Carlena Williams
    2011 Audio Mixing by Andy Jackson and Damon Iddins
    Thanks to Phil Taylor, Astoria
    Mastered in 2011 by Andy Jackson at Tube Mastering

    All lyrics by Roger Waters
    Tracks 1, 5 and 8 published by Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd. for the World excluding USA & Canada and TRO - Hampshire House Publishing Corp. for USA & Canada

    Tracks 2, 3, 4, and 7 Published by Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd. / Roger Waters Music Overseas Ltd., Artemis Muziekuitgevenij B.V. (BUM/STE) administered by Warner / Chappell Music Publishing Ltd. for the World excluding USA & Canada and TRO - Hampshire House Publishing Corp. for USA & Canada

    Tracks 6,9 and 10 published by Roger Waters Music Overseas Ltd., Artemis Muziekuitgevenij B.V. (BUM/STE) administered by Warner / Chappell Music Publishing Ltd. for the World excluding USA & Canada and TRO - Hampshire House Publishing Corp. for USA & Canada

     

    Disc 3 – DVD (Audio Only)
    • The Dark Side Of The Moon, James Guthrie 2003 5.1 Surround Mix (previously released on SACD) in standard resolution audio at 448 kbps (English AC3 16 bit / 48 kHz)

    • The Dark Side Of The Moon, James Guthrie 2003 5.1 Surround Mix (previously released on SACD) in high resolution audio at 640 kbps (English AC3 16 bit / 48 kHz)

    • The Dark Side Of The Moon, 2011 Master LPCM Stereo mix (English LPCM 24 bit / 48 kHz)

    • The Dark Side Of The Moon, Alan Parsons Quad Mix (previously released on vinyl LP/8 track tape in 1973) in standard resolution audio at 448 kbps (English AC3 16 bit / 48 kHz)

    • The Dark Side Of The Moon, Alan Parsons Quad Mix (previously released on vinyl LP/8 track tape in 1973) in high resolution audio at 640 kbps (English AC3 16 bit / 48 kHz)


    Track Listing:

    1. Speak To Me (Mason)

    2. Breathe (In The Air) (Waters, Gilmour, Wright)

    3. On The Run (Gilmour, Waters)

    4. Time (Mason, Waters, Wright, Gilmour)

    5. The Great Gig In The Sky (Wright) (Vocal Composition by Clare Torry)

    6. Money (Waters)

    7. Us And Them (Waters, Wright)

    8. Any Colour You Like (Gilmour, Mason, Wright)

    9. Brain Damage (Waters)

    10. Eclipse (Waters)



    David Gilmour - Vocals, Guitars & VCS3
    Nick Mason - Percussion & Tape Effects
    Richard Wright - Keyboards, Vocals & VCS3
    Roger Waters - Bass Guitar, Vocals, VCS3 & Tape Effects

    5.1 Surround Mix by James Guthrie, Assistant Engineer: Joel Plante (2003). Mastered by James Guthrie and Joel Plante with thanks to Doug Sax. Mixed and Mastered at das boot recording.
    4.0 Quad Mix supervised by Alan Parsons (1973). Released by EMI Records on LP and 8-track tape, 1973. Mastered by Peter Mew at Abbey Road Studios.
    LPCM Stereo Mix recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London between June 1972 and January 1973. Engineered by Alan Parsons, Assisted by Peter James. Mixing Supervised by Chris Thomas. Mastered by James Guthrie and Joel Plante at das boot recording, 2011.

    Authoring: Joel Plante at das boot recording.
    Technical assistance: Tim Carroll
    Menu Design: Corrine Pollock, The Pavement

    All lyrics by Roger Waters
    Tracks 1, 5 and 8 published by Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd. for the World excluding USA & Canada and TRO - Hampshire House Publishing Corp. for USA & Canada

    Tracks 2, 3, 4, and 7 Published by Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd. / Roger Waters Music Overseas Ltd., Artemis Muziekuitgevenij B.V. (BUM/STE) administered by Warner / Chappell Music Publishing Ltd. for the World excluding USA & Canada and TRO - Hampshire House Publishing Corp. for USA & Canada

    Tracks 6,9 and 10 published by Roger Waters Music Overseas Ltd., Artemis Muziekuitgevenij B.V. (BUM/STE) administered by Warner / Chappell Music Publishing Ltd. for the World excluding USA & Canada and TRO - Hampshire House Publishing Corp. for USA & Canada

     

    Disc 4 - DVD (Audio/Video)
    • Live In Brighton 1972 (LPCM 16 bit / 48 kHz / 2 Channel) (AC3 16 bit / 48 kHz / 6 Channel)

    • The Dark Side Of The Moon 2003 Documentary

    • Concert Screen Films (LPCM 16 bit / 48 kHz / 2 Channel)

    • Concert Screen Films (5.1 Surround Sound, Dolby Digital @ 448 kbps AC3 / 16 bit / 48 kHz)

     

    1. Live In Brighton 1972 (LPCM 16 bit / 48 kHz / 2 Channel) (AC3 16 bit / 48 kHz / 6 Channel)
    1. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Waters, Wright, Mason, Gilmour)

    2. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Waters)


    David Gilmour - Vocals, Guitars & VCS3
    Nick Mason - Percussion & Tape Effects
    Richard Wright - Keyboards, Vocals & VCS3
    Roger Waters - Bass Guitar, Vocals, VCS3 & Tape Effects

    Track 1 Published by Lupus Music Co. Ltd. for the World excluding USA & Canada and TRO - Hampshire House Publishing Corp. for USA & Canada. Track 2 Published by Westminster Music Ltd. for the World excluding USA & Canada and TRO - Hampshire House Publishing Corp. for USA & Canada.

    Filmed at The Brighton Dome, UK on June 29, 1972.
    Audio Remastering 2011: Andy Jackson, Tube Mastering.
     

    2. The Dark Side Of The Moon 2003 Documentary

    Electronic Press Kit produced for the 30th Anniversary Edition.
    Interviewer: John Aizlewood
    Interview filming: Jade Carmen
    Director / Editor: Simon Hilton
    2011 Audio Remastering by Andy Jackson, Tube Mastering
     

    3. Concert Screen Films (LPCM 16 bit / 48 kHz / 2 Channel)
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    British Tour 1974 (LPCM 16 bit / 48 kHz / 2 Channel)

    1. Speak To Me (Mason)

    2. On The Run (Gilmour, Waters)

    3. Time (Mason, Waters, Wright, Gilmour)

    4. Money (Waters)

    5. Brain Damage (Waters)

    6. Eclipse (Waters)


     

    French Tour 1974 (LPCM 16 bit / 48 kHz / 2 Channel)

    1. Speak To Me (Mason)

    2. On The Run (Gilmour, Waters)

    3. Time (Mason, Waters, Wright, Gilmour)

    4. The Great Gig In The Sky (Wright) (Vocal Composition by Clare Torry)

    5. Money (Waters)

    6. Assorted Lunatics (Spoken Word)

    7. Brain Damage (Waters)

    8. Eclipse (Waters)


     

    North American Tour 1975 (LPCM 16 bit / 48 kHz / 2 Channel)

    1. Speak To Me (Mason)

    2. On The Run (Gilmour, Waters)

    3. Time (Mason, Waters, Wright, Gilmour)

    4. The Great Gig In The Sky (Wright) (Vocal Composition by Clare Torry)

    5. Money (Waters)

    6. Us And Them (Waters, Wright)

    7. Eclipse (Waters)



    David Gilmour - Vocals, Guitars & VCS3
    Nick Mason - Percussion & Tape Effects
    Richard Wright - Keyboards, Vocals & VCS3
    Roger Waters - Bass Guitar, Vocals, VCS3 & Tape Effects

    Original Stereo Mixes engineered by Alan Parsons, assisted by Peter James (1973).
    Mixing Supervised by Chris Thomas.
    Additional post-production elements: Andy Jackson and Damon Iddins.
     

    4. Concert Screen Films (5.1 Surround Sound, Dolby Digital @ 448 kbps AC3 / 16 bit / 48 kHz)

    British Tour 1974 (5.1 Surround Sound, Dolby Digital @ 448 kbps AC3 / 16 bit / 48 kHz)

    1. Speak To Me (Mason)

    2. On The Run (Gilmour, Waters)

    3. Time (Mason, Waters, Wright, Gilmour)

    4. Money (Waters)

    5. Brain Damage (Waters)

    6. Eclipse (Waters)


     

    French Tour 1974 (5.1 Surround Sound, Dolby Digital @ 448 kbps AC3 / 16 bit / 48 kHz)

    1. Speak To Me (Mason)

    2. On The Run (Gilmour, Waters)

    3. Time (Mason, Waters, Wright, Gilmour)

    4. The Great Gig In The Sky (Wright) (Vocal Composition by Clare Torry)

    5. Money (Waters)

    6. Assorted Lunatics (Spoken Word)

    7. Brain Damage (Waters)

    8. Eclipse (Waters)


     

    North American Tour 1975 (5.1 Surround Sound, Dolby Digital @ 448 kbps AC3 / 16 bit / 48 kHz)

    1. Speak To Me (Mason)

    2. On The Run (Gilmour, Waters)

    3. Time (Mason, Waters, Wright, Gilmour)

    4. The Great Gig In The Sky (Wright) (Vocal Composition by Clare Torry)

    5. Money (Waters)

    6. Us And Them (Waters, Wright)

    7. Eclipse (Waters)



    David Gilmour - Vocals, Guitars & VCS3
    Nick Mason - Percussion & Tape Effects
    Richard Wright - Keyboards, Vocals & VCS3
    Roger Waters - Bass Guitar, Vocals, VCS3 & Tape Effects

    Original 5.1 Surround Mix by James Guthrie. Assistant Engineer: Joel Plante (2003). Mastered by James Guthrie and Joel Plante with thanks to Doug Sax. Additional post-production elements: Andy Jackson and Damon Iddins.

    Concert Screen Films Credits:
    Animation: Ian Emes
    Directors: Barry Chattington (British & French Tour 1974), Peter Medak (North American Tour 1975)
    Director / Producer Archive Film Elements: Lana Topham
    Film Restoration: Paul Robinson
    Colourist: Tom Russell
    Editors: Andrew Mason, Gavin Elder
    Digital Restoration: Tom Barrett
    With thanks to Deluxe 142 and On Sight Post-Production

    Speak To Me, The Great Gig In The Sky published by Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd. for the World excluding USA & Canada and TRO - Hampshire House Publishing Corp. for USA & Canada.

    On The Run, Time, Us And Them Published by Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd. / Roger Waters Music Overseas Ltd., Artemis Muziekuitgevenij B.V. (BUM/STE) administered by Warner / Chappell Music Publishing Ltd. for the World excluding USA & Canada and TRO - Hampshire House Publishing Corp. for USA & Canada

    Money, Brain Damage, Eclipse Published by Roger Waters Music Overseas Ltd., Artemis Muziekuitgevenij B.V. (BUM/STE) administered by Warner / Chappell Music Publishing Ltd. for the World excluding USA & Canada and TRO - Hampshire House Publishing Corp. for USA & Canada

    DVD Authoring: The Pavement, London
    Menu Design: Corrine Pollock
    Production: Ian Walker
    Special Thanks to Andy Evans
    Menu Audio Loops: Andy Jackson and Damon Iddins.
    Additional Elements: James Guthrie and Joel Plante

     

    Disc 5 – Blu-ray (Audio / Audio & Video)***********
    • The Dark Side Of The Moon 5.1 Surround Mix (2003) (RAW/PCM 24 bit / 96 kHz)

    • The Dark Side Of The Moon Original Stereo Mix (1973) (RAW/PCM 24 bit / 96 kHz)

    • The Dark Side Of The Moon 4.0 Quad Mix (1973) (RAW/PCM 24 bit / 96 kHz)


    Track Listing

    1. Speak To Me (Mason)

    2. Breathe (In The Air) (Waters, Gilmour, Wright)

    3. On The Run (Gilmour, Waters)

    4. Time (Mason, Waters, Wright, Gilmour)

    5. The Great Gig In The Sky (Wright) (Vocal Composition by Clare Torry)

    6. Money (Waters)

    7. Us And Them (Waters, Wright)

    8. Any Colour You Like (Gilmour, Mason, Wright)

    9. Brain Damage (Waters)

    10. Eclipse (Waters)



    David Gilmour - Vocals, Guitars & VCS3
    Nick Mason - Percussion & Tape Effects
    Richard Wright - Keyboards, Vocals & VCS3
    Roger Waters - Bass Guitar, Vocals, VCS3 & Tape Effects

    All lyrics by Roger Waters
    Tracks 1, 5 and 8 published by Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd. for the World excluding USA & Canada and TRO - Hampshire House Publishing Corp. for USA & Canada

    Tracks 2, 3, 4, and 7 Published by Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd. / Roger Waters Music Overseas Ltd., Artemis Muziekuitgevenij B.V. (BUM/STE) administered by Warner / Chappell Music Publishing Ltd. for the World excluding USA & Canada and TRO - Hampshire House Publishing Corp. for USA & Canada

    Tracks 6,9 and 10 published by Roger Waters Music Overseas Ltd., Artemis Muziekuitgevenij B.V. (BUM/STE) administered by Warner / Chappell Music Publishing Ltd. for the World excluding USA & Canada and TRO - Hampshire House Publishing Corp. for USA & Canada

    5.1 Surround Mix by James Guthrie. Assistant Engineer: Joel Plante (2003). Mastered by James Guthrie and Joel Plante with thanks to Doug Sax.
    Mixed and Mastered ay das boot recording.

    Original stereo mix engineered by Alan Parsons, assisted by Peter James (1973). Mixing supervised by Chris Thomas.Mastered by James Guthrie and Joel Plante at das boot recording, 2011.

    4.0 Quad Mix supervised by Alan Parsons (1973). Mastered by Peter Mew at Abbey Road Studios.
     

    4. Live In Brighton 1972
    (I AM UNABLE TO LOCATED THIS ON THE BLU-RAY DISC THUS CANNOT RIP THESE TWO TRACKS.)

    1. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Waters, Wright, Mason, Gilmour)

    2. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Waters)



    David Gilmour - Vocals, Guitars & VCS3
    Nick Mason - Percussion & Tape Effects
    Richard Wright - Keyboards, Vocals & VCS3
    Roger Waters - Bass Guitar, Vocals, VCS3 & Tape Effects

    Track 1 Published by Lupus Music Co. Ltd. for the World excluding USA & Canada and TRO - Hampshire House Publishing Corp. for USA & Canada. Track 2 Published by Westminster Music Ltd. for the World excluding USA & Canada and TRO - Hampshire House Publishing Corp. for USA & Canada.

    Filmed at The Brighton Dome, UK on June 29, 1972.
    Audio Remastering 2011: Andy Jackson, Tube Mastering.
     

    5. The Dark Side Of The Moon 2003 Documentary

    Electronic Press Kit produced for the 30th Anniversary Edition.
    Interviewer: John Aizlewood
    Interview filming: Jade Carmen
    Director / Editor: Simon Hilton
    2011 Audio Remastering by Andy Jackson, Tube Mastering
     

    6. Concert Screen Films (2 Channel RAW/PCM 24 bit / 48 kHz)
    ***************
    British Tour 1974 (2 Channel RAW/PCM 24 bit / 48 kHz)

    1. Speak To Me (Mason)

    2. On The Run (Gilmour, Waters)

    3. Time (Mason, Waters, Wright, Gilmour)

    4. Money (Waters)

    5. Brain Damage (Waters)

    6. Eclipse (Waters)


     

    French Tour 1974 (2 Channel RAW/PCM 24 bit / 48 kHz)

    1. Speak To Me (Mason)

    2. On The Run (Gilmour, Waters)

    3. Time (Mason, Waters, Wright, Gilmour)

    4. The Great Gig In The Sky (Wright) (Vocal Composition by Clare Torry)

    5. Money (Waters)

    6. Assorted Lunatics (Spoken Word)

    7. Brain Damage (Waters)

    8. Eclipse (Waters)


     

    North American Tour 1975 (2 Channel RAW/PCM 24 bit / 48 kHz)

    1. Speak To Me (Mason)

    2. On The Run (Gilmour, Waters)

    3. Time (Mason, Waters, Wright, Gilmour)

    4. The Great Gig In The Sky (Wright) (Vocal Composition by Clare Torry)

    5. Money (Waters)

    6. Us And Them (Waters, Wright)

    7. Eclipse (Waters)



    David Gilmour - Vocals, Guitars & VCS3
    Nick Mason - Percussion & Tape Effects
    Richard Wright - Keyboards, Vocals & VCS3
    Roger Waters - Bass Guitar, Vocals, VCS3 & Tape Effects

    Original Stereo Mixes engineered by Alan Parsons, assisted by Peter James (1973).
    Mixing Supervised by Chris Thomas.
     

    7. Concert Screen Films (5.1 Surround Sound RAW/PCM 24 bit / 48 kHz)

    British Tour 1974 (5.1 Surround Sound RAW/PCM 24 bit / 48 kHz)

    1. Speak To Me (Mason)

    2. On The Run (Gilmour, Waters)

    3. Time (Mason, Waters, Wright, Gilmour)

    4. Money (Waters)

    5. Brain Damage (Waters)

    6. Eclipse (Waters)


     

    French Tour 1974 (5.1 Surround Sound RAW/PCM 24 bit / 48 kHz)

    1. Speak To Me (Mason)

    2. On The Run (Gilmour, Waters)

    3. Time (Mason, Waters, Wright, Gilmour)

    4. The Great Gig In The Sky (Wright) (Vocal Composition by Clare Torry)

    5. Money (Waters)

    6. Assorted Lunatics (Spoken Word)

    7. Brain Damage (Waters)

    8. Eclipse (Waters)


     

    North American Tour 1975 (5.1 Surround Sound RAW/PCM 24 bit / 48 kHz)

    1. Speak To Me (Mason)

    2. On The Run (Gilmour, Waters)

    3. Time (Mason, Waters, Wright, Gilmour)

    4. The Great Gig In The Sky (Wright) (Vocal Composition by Clare Torry)

    5. Money (Waters)

    6. Us And Them (Waters, Wright)

    7. Eclipse (Waters)



    Original 5.1 Surround Mixes by James Guthrie. Assistant Engineer: Joel Plante (2003). Mastered by James Guthrie and Joel Plante with thanks to Doug Sax.
    Additional post-productin elements: Andy Jackson and Damon Iddins

    Concert Screen Films Credits:
    Animation: Ian Emes
    Directors: Barry Chattington (British & French Tour 1974), Peter Medak (North American Tour 1975)
    Director / Producer Archive Film Elements: Lana Topham
    Film Restoration: Paul Robinson
    Colourist: Tom Russell
    Editors: Andrew Mason, Gavin Elder
    Digital Restoration: Tom Barrett
    With thanks to Deluxe 142 and On Sight Post-Production

    Blu-ray Authoring: The Pavement, London
    Menu Design: Corrine Pollock
    Production: Ian Walker
    Special Thanks to Andy Evans
    Menu Audio Loops: Andy Jackson and Damon Iddins.
    Additional Elements: James Guthrie and Joel Plante

     

    Disc 6* - CD Previously Unreleased Tracks (16 bit / 44.1 kHz)
    The Dark Side Of The Moon 1972 Early Album Mix

    1. Breathe (In The Air) (Waters, Gilmour, Wright)

    2. On The Run (Gilmour, Waters)

    3. Time (Mason, Waters, Wright, Gilmour)

    4. The Great Gig In The Sky (Wright) (Vocal Composition by Clare Torry)

    5. Money (Waters)

    6. Us And Them (Waters, Wright)

    7. Any Colour You Like (Gilmour, Mason, Wright)

    8. Brain Damage (Waters)

    9. Eclipse (Waters)



    Produced by Pink Floyd
    Mixed at Abbey Road Studios, London, December 1972
    Mix Engineer: ALan Parsons
    Assistant: Peter James
    Saxophone on Us And Them and Money by Dick Parry
    Backing Vocals by Doris Troy, Lesley Duncan, Liza Strike, Barry St. John
    All lyrics Roger Waters

    Extra Tracks

    1. The Hard Way (from ‘Household Objects’ project) (Gilmour, Waters, Wright, Mason)

    2. Us And Them (Richard Wright Demo) (Wright)

    3. The Travel Sequence (Live from Brighton June 1972) (Gilmour, Waters, Wright, Mason)

    4. The Mortality Sequence (Live from Brighton June 1972) (Wright)

    5. Any Colour You Like (Live from Brighton June 1972) (Gilmour, Mason, Wright)

    6. The Travel Sequence (Studio Recording 1972) (Gilmour, Waters, Wright, Mason)

    7. Money (Roger Waters’ Demo) (Waters)


    Tracks 10 and 15 recorded at Abbey Road Studios, October 1973.
    Produced by Pink Floyd
    Engineered by Alan Parsons
    Assisted by Peter James

    Tracks 12, 13 and 14 recorded in Brighton
    Mixed in 2010 by Andy Jackson and Damon Iddins at Astoria Studio

    All tracks Mastered in 2011 by Andy Jackson, Tube Mastering

    Tracks 1, 2, 3 and 6 published by Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd. / Roger Waters Music Overseas Ltd., Artemis Muziekuitgevenij B.V. (BUM/STE) administered by Warner / Chappell Music Publishing Ltd. for the World excluding USA & Canada and TRO - Hampshire House Publishing Corp. for USA & Canada

    Tracks 4, 7, 11, 13 and 14 published by Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd. for the World excluding USA & Canada and TRO - Hampshire House Publishing Corp. for USA & Canada

    Tracks 5, 8, 9 and 16 published by Roger Waters Music Overseas Ltd., Artemis Muziekuitgevenij B.V. (BUM/STE) administered by Warner / Chappell Music Publishing Ltd. for the World excluding USA & Canada and TRO - Hampshire House Publishing Corp. for USA & Canada

    Tracks 10, 12 and 15 Published by Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd. / Roger Waters Music Overseas Ltd., Artemis Muziekuitgevenij B.V. (BUM/STE) administered by Warner / Chappell Music Publishing Ltd. for the World excluding USA & Canada. Pink Floyd Music Publishers Inc. / Roger Waters Music Overseas Ltd., Artemis Muziekuitgevenij B.V. (BUM/STE). All rights on behalf of Artemis Muziekuitgevenij B.V. (BUM/STE) administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. for USA & Canada.

    David Gilmour - Vocals, Guitars & VCS3
    Nick Mason - Percussion & Tape Effects
    Richard Wright - Keyboards, Vocals & VCS3
    Roger Waters - Bass Guitar, Vocals, VCS3 & Tape Effects

     


     



     



     
    Comments 82 Comments
    1. Garf's Avatar
      Garf -
      Excellent!<br />
      <br />
      Kudos for the artwork and metadata, I need to grab this off Amazon.<br />
      <br />
      I was unaware of jRiver's ability to split files, that is great. I used the same process, except extracted the bluray to wave format. I used Audacity to split into single wave files, then tagged them using dbPowerAmp. I am hoping that the Audacity project file I made will allow me to export a cue sheet, this will be helpful when doing other blurays. It would be easy to create a cue sheet by hand, but could be prone to errors. And I can't expect you to provide the cue sheet all the time! <br />
      <br />
      Also in dbPowerAmp, I assumed that FLAC Compression 0 was uncompressed, that is not so apparently! I will have to convert all my FLACs to uncompressed soon. <br />
      <br />
      Thanks for the excellent article!<br />
      <br />
      Gary<br />
      <br />
    1. ted_b's Avatar
      ted_b -
      the uncompressed option in the FLAC pulldown. No, "zero" is not uncompressed, just the fastest compression option.<br />
      <br />
      Chris, great stuff!! Now I just continue to need a great MAC-based software player to play FLAC (or WAV) 5.1 files (oh, and a multichannel DAC but that's easy...not cheap, but easy).
    1. subjective's Avatar
      subjective -
      ... thanks for doing all this work and providing it for us.<br />
      <br />
      -Richard G.<br />
      <br />
    1. KDinsmore's Avatar
      KDinsmore -
      Chris,<br />
      <br />
      Thank you very much for all this work so we can accomplish this. Are the Blu-Ray rips incredible? I've been hold off the buy of this until I hear from someone about the Blu-Ray. Thanks!
    1. bluestang's Avatar
      bluestang -
      @ted_b<br />
      VLC Media Player for the FLAC/WAV 5.1 files.<br />
      <br />
      @Chris Connaker<br />
      I sent an email to you through the "Contact US" link on how to make it easier and faster to do this. Please let me know how it works for you and then you can update this page for everyone else to use.<br />
      <br />
      Cheers,<br />
      Dave
    1. KDinsmore's Avatar
      KDinsmore -
      Do I have to install DB to get Audio Properties? As is I don't see it in window.
    1. The Computer Audiophile's Avatar
      The Computer Audiophile -
      <i>"How does the Blu-ray rip sound?"</i><br />
      <br />
      I am just finishing up listening to the complete album at 24/96 two channel. It's absolutely awesome on my system.<br />
      <br />
    1. KDinsmore's Avatar
      KDinsmore -
      Then I'm a buyer!
    1. The Computer Audiophile's Avatar
      The Computer Audiophile -
      Hi Dave - I'm testing the app you sent via email and having some issues. I receive errors extracting to FLAC or WAV.<br />
      <br />
      I'll continue working on it.<br />
      <br />
    1. Erwin S's Avatar
      Erwin S -
      "How does the Blu-ray rip sound?"<br />
      <br />
      <i>I am just finishing up listening to the complete album at 24/96 two channel. It's absolutely awesome on my system.<br />
      <br />
      Want! Want!<br />
      <br />
      BTW: great article! If Steve Jobs hadn't told Windows lacked taste, I'd be having a go myself... Steve was right though. Windows is ugly! I will have to find a local nerd to do the extracting job for me. <br />
      <br />
      You know I'm kidding, right? <br />
      <br />
      Stil want it...
    1. Espress0's Avatar
      Espress0 -
      Hi Chris<br />
      <br />
      I am awed by your excellent & extensive work in the guides. <br />
      <br />
      Can you let us know a little more about the sound and the actual file information? Peak levels, etc?<br />
      <br />
      Also, is there any information about what studio and mastering equipment was used in the liner notes or anywhere else that you know of? Stuff like what mixes &/or masters were used with what ATR into what analogue signal chain & ADC for the 24bit 96kHz transfers. <br />
      <br />
      Again, thanks so much for your excellent works. It's really a blessing you shared this labor of love with us all.
    1. dschamis's Avatar
      dschamis -
      Chris - great job on this - I enjoyed reading it and ordered DSOTM immediately - looking forward to ripping this tomorrow night.<br />
      <br />
      Thanks again!<br />
      <br />
      David
    1. The Computer Audiophile's Avatar
      The Computer Audiophile -
      <i>"Can you let us know a little more about the sound and the actual file information? Peak levels, etc?"</i><br />
      <br />
      <br />
      Hi Espress0 - This thread has a bit of this information including Dynamic Range score, spectrogram, and waveform.<br />
      <br />
      <br />
      http://www.computeraudiophile.com/content/2496-Dark-Side-Moon<br />
      <br />
    1. HiFiGuy528's Avatar
      HiFiGuy528 -
      Chris, if DVD Extractor doesn't show the bit-rate as 16 or 24, what should we use?
    1. Quadran's Avatar
      Quadran -
      According to their website (FAQ), the people from DVD Audio Extractor are working on a Blu-ray audio ripper. Release would be 2011 ...<br />
      <br />
      Would make things much easier <br />
      <br />
      Fingers crossed.
    1. Quadran's Avatar
      Quadran -
      Can't you choose "same as input" option?
    1. The Computer Audiophile's Avatar
      The Computer Audiophile -
      Hi dj - If the bit rate isn't displayed then you have to do some research or rely on others who done the research :~)<br />
      <br />
      DVD video is pretty standard at 16/48 if you want to rip the audio from the disc.<br />
      <br />
      AC3 is 16 bit as well.<br />
      <br />
      Do you have something specific in mind?<br />
      <br />
      <br />
    1. shekoluw's Avatar
      shekoluw -
      i have a lot dvd a quads, question if I extract to flac I keep the 4 channels? confused! help!<br />
      i mean how extract a dvd audio to wav flac or aiff or alac or wharever! without loosing the quality?
    1. PeterSt's Avatar
      PeterSt -
      Doing this right for "quattro" is a quite undoable job. I focused myself on <s>Grand Funk Railroad</s> Ten Years After (A Space in Time) for a while before I gave up on it ...<br />
      (couldn't get the downmix right)
    1. The Computer Audiophile's Avatar
      The Computer Audiophile -
      I'm not sure what either of you mean about having issues with Quadrophonic rips. Simply selecting All 4 Channels when ripping give one the quad version of the music. There is no downmix as long as the material is on the disc.<br />
      <br />