Extracting sound from VCDs [SOLVED]

Hello all,

I used to be able to drop files from VCDs to earlier version of Audacity, and extract the music without doing anything special. The new version of Audacity does not let me do this anymore.

Am I missing a plugin?



That’s MPEG1. Or familiarly “MPEG.” A piece of this format is crystal clear to you and everybody else on earth. The compressed MPEG sound format is “Layer 3.” Also known as MP3.

Go beat up FFMpeg and see if they still support MPEG1. Did you install FFMpeg into your Audacity? It may still be there.


Scroll down.


What new version of Audacity are you using? See the pink panel at the top of the page.

If you were using 2.0.5 and earlier and are now using 2.0.6 or later, yes that does need a new version of FFmpeg: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/faq_installation_and_plug_ins.html#ffdown.


Thank you. I had the latest ffmpeg. It may be a copyright issue. I was able to get Audacity read a file from a VCD.


I’ll mark this as [SOLVED] then as you seem to have solved the problem.