How to extract SACD iso to Flac

In this tutorial i will show you how to extract files from an SACD (super audio CD) .ISO file, convert them to surround Flac files so you can play it on your Home Theater system in Hi Res.


  1. Download ISO2DSD from here
  2. Download dBpoweramp from here
  3. Download dBpoweramp DSD Decoder from here


  1. Extract files from ISO2DSD
  2. Install dBpoweramp
  3. Install dBpoweramp DSD Decoder

Extract files from .ISO file:

  1. Run file iso2dsd_gui.exe
  2. Browse to your SACD .ISO file
  3. in “Channel Mode” choose “Multi”
  4. Check the “Convert DST to DSD” option
  5. Click “Execute”
  6. Files will be extracted to the ISO2DSD folder


Convert files to Flac:

  1. Open dBpoweramp and choose “Music converter”
  2. Select file / files you want to convert to Flac
  3. Change output directory as desired and click “Convert”


That’s it, files will be converted to Flac file:

Audio: FLAC (framed) 96000Hz 6ch 13824kbps [A: flac, 96000 Hz, 5.1, s24]


When running dbpoweramp conversion for the first time after installing it and the DSD decoder i received “Encoder not found” error. this looks like a bug in dbpoweramp, although flac encoder is selected as you can see in the picture above, i had to open the encoder drop down, choose a different encoder and choose again flac encoder – only then i was able to run encoding.

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13 comments on “How to extract SACD iso to Flac
  1. Raj says:

    After converting to dsd, the next steps did not work for me. I then imported the files to Foobar and them converted to Flac. It worked. Thanks

  2. Anonymous says:

    And where is the ISO2DSD folder???

  3. Israel Parra says:

    I LOVE YOU MAN! Finally I can enjoy my London Symphony Orchestra SACD. 🙂

  4. Jordan says:

    Thank you SO SO SO much! I’ve been looking for what seems like forever for a way to listen to Elton John in 5.1 surround, and I finally can. I’m so happy. Thank you!

  5. Adi Sharaby says:

    Thanks a lot guys, glad i could help 🙂

  6. Jack says:

    My DVD/BR internal drive does not read the SACD. How do I access it?

  7. Anonymous says:

    why not stereo channel ?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Dual channel,sorry.

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