[FFmpeg-user] Split convert MOV files to left and right wav files.
tim.nicholson at bbc.co.uk
Thu Dec 8 13:08:11 CET 2011
On 08/12/11 04:02, Ron Novy wrote:
> Hello, my name is Ron. I'm new to FFmpeg and the mailing list and I've been having a little trouble. I've been trying to split audio out of some MOV files using the latest windows version of FFmpeg.exe, but it is not working. Can someone tell me if I'm doing something wrong or if it's a bug or something that just isn't implemented?
> It works with WAV files like this...
> ffmpeg -i "0001f3.wav" -map_channel 0.0.0 "0001f3-0.wav" -map_channel 0.0.1 "0001f3-1.wav"
> But when I use a MOV file instead I get two stereo wav files where the left and right input were mixed together into both channels (also tried with -ac 1 but that just mixed both channels into one).
> ffmpeg -i "0001f3.mov" -map_channel 0.1.0 "0001f3-0.wav" -map_channel 0.1.1 "0001f3-1.wav"
Hmmm I think you need the -ac 1 to get a mono wav otherwise you will get
stereo as indicated by:-
> Output #0, wav, to '0001f3-0.wav':
> major_brand : qt
> minor_version : 512
> compatible_brands: qt
> creation_time : 1970-01-01 00:00:00
> encoder : Lavf53.24.0
> Stream #0:0(eng): Audio: pcm_s16le ( / 0x0001), 48000 Hz, 2 chan
> nels, s16, 1536 kb/s
However I agree that what you seem to get is a mono mix of both channels
instead of the expected.
As a work around you could try:-
ffmpeg -i "0001f3.mov" "stereo.wav"
ffmpeg -i "stereo.wav" -map_channel 0.1.0 -ac1 "0001f3-0.wav"
-map_channel 0.1.1 -ac 1 "0001f3-1.wav"
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