[MPlayer-users] mencoder ac3 audio tag?

Dominik Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Mon Mar 3 20:05:40 CET 2003

On Monday, 03 March 2003, Vishal Vaidyanathan wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Hi,
>   If this is a lame question, my apologies in advance! ;)
>   I encoded a DVD using
> mencoder -dvd 1 -vop crop=540:312:90:60 -ovc lavc -lavcopts
>        vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=900 -oac copy -o myfilm.avi
>   I am able to play the movie fine with mplayer, but with Windows Media
> player I get no sound. I know the ac3 codec is installed on Windows bcoz
> movies encoded using windows-based encoders with ac3 audio play fine.
>   Virtual Dub indicates that the audio tag (20000) is unknown. Seems to be
> a simple matter of wmp not recognising the format of the audio stream?
>   Is there any easy fix? Or am I doing something wrong?

Well, it works for me. I use http://ac3filter.sourceforge.net.

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