[MPlayer-users] mencoder "-of mpeg" switch results in no audio(0.92-3.2)

Nico nsabbi at tiscali.it
Thu Apr 1 12:40:55 CEST 2004

ixnei wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to convert some 320x240 mpegs I have into VCD format, so I 
> can put some home movies onto CDs.  I can use the following script, and 
> it works just fine:
> mencoder -vop scale=352:240 -o output.mpg -oac mp3lame -lameopts 
> cbr:preset=224 -ovc lavc -lavcopts 
> vcodec=mpeg1video:vbitrate=1150:aspect=1.3333 input.mpg
> However, it results in an AVI, which is not compatible with vcdimager. 
> If I add the "-of mpeg" switch, it produces an mpeg file, but the sound 
> track just has a pop at the beginning, then dead air.  If I used "-oac 
> copy", no sound channel is even detected/created in the mpeg file.
> If I do not use the "-of" switch, either "-oac" switch tested above 
> works just fine (but I get an AVI file).  Am I doing something wrong? Is 
> this something known about, that is fixed in the 1.0pre series (I see 
> this "-of" switch is BETA for this version)?
> Thx!
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if you want to create a vcd you have to convert your audio track to mp2:

  mencoder -vf scale=352:240 -of mpeg -o output.mpg -oac lavc -ovc lavc 

and be sure you are using mencoder 1.0pre or mencoder-cvs

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