[Guide] How to extract radio station musics from Saints Row The Third

  1. Ripping contents out of original game installation may or may not be legal in your country. Do it at your own risk.
  2. The result music files are for personal use only. DO NOT publicly distribute or circumvent the music files.
  3. Tools linked in this guide are done by 3rd party author. I give no warranty nor guarantee on the usage of the tools. Use them at your own risk.

Before you start

You must have a copy of Saints Row The Third installed in your hard drive (or a copy of the needed game file).

Basic command prompt knowledge is required.

The end results are 96kbps audio files. These music are the exact rip from the game itself, but since the musics are played as a background music in-game, you might not notice the bad music quality in-game. If you are expecting quality music, then you might be disappointed.

Tools needed:

This tool from Rick’s Game stuff
http://svn.gib.me/builds/volition/ (Download the latest build)
(mirror/version used in this guide)

This tool from ToadKing
(mirror/version used in this guide)

ww2ogg tool from here
http://www.hcs64.com/vgm_ripping.html (Download “ww2ogg”)
(mirror/version used in this guide)


  1. Find and copy the sounds_common.vpp_pc file to a working folder on your PC that’s easy to access (in this guide, I’ll be putting all the files on my desktop). It resides in <steam installation folder>\steamapps\common\Saints Row the Third\packfiles\pc\cache\sounds_common.vpp_pc (around 600MB+).

    These are all the required files.

  2. Unpack the .zip tools.

    • For bnk_tools.zip, all you need is bnk_pc_extractor.exe.
    • For volition.zip, all you need is the bin_sr3 folder.
    • For ww2ogg.zip, all you need is the ww2ogg.exe.

  3. Open up command prompt, navigate to the bin_sr3 folder, and run this command:> Gibbed.SaintsRow3.UnpackVPP.exe ../sounds_common.vpp_pc

    Once this is done, you should have a new folder appeared in bin_sr3 folder. Move that folder to up one directory. Your original directory should look like this.

    Inside the sounds_common folder should have a lot of .bnk_pc files.

  4. The radio station musics are in the radio_<station>_media.bnk_pc files. I will extract one of the stations in this guide, just repeat for the rest.

    In the command prompt, navigate to the folder for the bnk_pc_extractor.exe, and run this command:> bnk_pc_extractor.exe sound_common/radio_klassic_media.bnk_pc

    You should get a lot of .wav files in the sounds_common folder.

    Repeat this step for all the radio_<station>_media.bnk_pc files.

  5. These .wav files are compress files. You will need to uncompress them into codec-readable format. In command prompt, use this command:> ww2ogg.exe sounds_common/radio_klassic_media_00000.wav

    Once that is done, you will find radio_klassic_media_00000.ogg in the same folder as the radio_klassic_media_00000.wav file.

    Repeat this step for all the radio_<station>_media_<number>.wav files.

  6. (Optional) If you got the right codec installed in your system, you can play the .ogg file directly. If you wish to copy into an MP3 player or your phone, use something to convert the .ogg files into MP3. I recommend using Format Factory to do it.


Custom Radio Stations Guide

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  1. ash

    Thanks for good guide!!

    It’s better to use batch file like

    for %%f in (radio_*_media.bnk_pc) do (
    bnk_pc_extractor.exe sound_common/%%f

    for %%f in (*.wav) do (
    ww2ogg.exe %%f

    Jun 11, 2015 @ 1:29 pm

  2. tikarano

    Thanks for the info!

    In my case ww2ogg requires packedcodebooks.bin, not just ww2ogg.exe

    Mar 16, 2016 @ 8:49 am

  3. EDDIE

    hi when i was trying to execute this code bnk_pc_extractor.exe sound_common/radio_klassic_media.bnk_pc
    cmd errord and and said file cant opened
    this is a copy of my console
    C:\Users\Root\Desktop\New folder (2)>bnk_pc_extractor.exe sound_common/radio_k12_media.bnk_pc
    file sound_common/radio_k12_media.bnk_pc can’t be opened

    May 08, 2017 @ 9:26 am

  4. Jackrum

    ^^ spelling dude. You left out an “s” in soundS.

    Oct 12, 2017 @ 7:37 pm

  5. EDDIE

    thanks man this one realy pissed me off

    Oct 17, 2017 @ 7:17 pm