stdout from mplayer/mencoder?

Mathew Kanner mat at
Thu Apr 29 11:01:27 PDT 2004

On Apr 29, Karl Jeacle wrote:
> I am using mplayer and lame to convert RealAudio files to MP3.
> Everything works, but I'd like to avoid large temporary WAV files.
> Currently, I do something like:
>         mplayer -ao pcm -aofile $WAVFILE $RAFILE
>         lame $WAVFILE $MP3FILE
> But what I'd like to do is more like:
> 	mplayer -ao pcm -aofile /dev/stdout $RAFILE | lame - $MP3FILE
> The problem is that the resulting MP3 file is just white noise. I'm not
> sure what's going wrong. (I've tried specifying -r & -s lame flags.)
> Is it possible to get mplayer to write to stdout?
> Or for mplayer/lame to convert RA->MP3 in a single pipeline?

	I would guess that other output from mplayer is confusing the
encoding.  There are probablt many different options, I would suggest
you try:
	- Use mencoder :)
	- use a named pipe.

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