stdout from mplayer/mencoder?

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Thu Apr 29 13:11:56 PDT 2004

On Thu, 29 Apr 2004 20:30:23 +0100
Karl Jeacle <karl at> wrote:

> On Thu 29 Apr 04, 21:05:54 +0200, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> > > 	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.)
> > But you haven't played with '-x', right?
> I have actually, and I get audible sound, but it's as if I had taken the
> original file and chopped it up into little bits and swapped them around.
> I was hoping someone could supply a working command line example using
> either mplayer or mencoder that did RA->MP3 in a single pipeline.
> (Re:mencoder, it dumps core for almost anything I try with it, and using
>  named pipes exhibit the same problem as the above pipe approach.)

I haven't tried it, but try adding "-nowaveheader" to mplayer and use
the right -r -s and --bitwidth arguments for lame.

I know it works with named pipes, since I fixed some issues with it for
someone else (lame 3.94 contains the fix).


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