[MPlayer-users] Can you do this in mencoder ?

Nico Sabbi nsabbi at tiscali.it
Wed Apr 7 13:44:05 CEST 2004

Michel Bardiaux wrote:
> Elena Bulanova wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm a new user of mencoder and after a day or two of reading the docs 
>> and experimenting I can encode videos with lavc and lame.
>> However I'd like to know if mencoder can encode audio to wma1 or wma2. 
>> I believe these are the formats of the divx 3.11a audio encoders in 
>> Windows (I used to encode videos on Windows using these as audio 
>> encoders).
>> Can mencoder do this ?
>> I downloaded the win32 codecs and installed them. I could not find any 
>> docs on their use in mencoder. What options must be passed to mencoder 
>> to use them ? For example:
>>  mencoder -ovc XXX
>> what is XXX for the win32 divx or WMA9 ? Also what are the options for 
>> bitrate, etc. for these codecs ?
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Elena
> I have the same problem. But for obscure reasons, mplayerhq bounced my 
> message!
> And please, *pretty please*, no flames about why one would encode to WMA 
> when it sucks, when all things MS suck, when there is MP3, or OGG, or 
> AC3... This is a simple case of 'the customer is always right' (I'm not 
> the customer, I *have* one. Troublesome beasts...)
> If it cant be done in mencoder, is there a command-line MSWIN proggy, 
> preferrably open-source of course, that could do it under wine?
> HaND,

there's no dshow encoder for mencoder, and if I remember correctly
there's no wma9 encoder in libavcodec (if there were you could try -oac 
lavc -lavcopts acodec=wma9:abitrate=...)


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