[MPlayer-users] RE: cygwin mplayer -dumpstream = no audio?

Jeff Schiller jeff_schiller at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 30 17:50:00 CET 2004

>Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 10:41:16 +0100
>From: Hans-Carl Oberdalhoff <hco at gmx.de>
>Subject: Re: [MPlayer-users] RE: cygwin mplayer -dumpstream = no
>	audio?
>To: "MPlayer usage questions, features,	bugreports"
>	<mplayer-users at mplayerhq.hu>
>Message-ID: <41AC403C.1000009 at gmx.de>
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>Jeff Schiller wrote:
>>Opening audio decoder: [liba52] AC3 decoding with liba52
>>Using 3DNowEx optimized IMDCT transform
>>AC3: 1.0 (mono)  48000 Hz  192.0 kbit/s
>>Using MMX optimized resampler
>>AUDIO: 48000 Hz, 2 ch, 16 bit (0x10), ratio: 24000->192000 (192.0 kbit)
>>Selected audio codec: [a52] afm:liba52 (AC3-liba52)
>Obviously, your Windows Media Player doesn't handle ac3.
>Maybe you need a DirectShow filter for it. Look for ffdshow :)
>Btw, is ac3 1.0 (mono) normal??

Actually I know the source is a DVD that has Mono Audio (it's old public 
domain cartoons), but I don't know if it's encoded as AC3 or what.  I guess 
mplayer is telling me that it's AC3?

hco, Windows Media Player is able to play the DVD source directly, it's only 
when I rip it and then try to play the MPG file.  Meanwhile mplayer can play 
both the DVD and the MPG file correctly.  Thus, Windows Media Player should 
be able to handle AC3, no?  Is there a way I can re-encode the audio as I 
rip into something other than AC3 using mplayer?

Could it be that there's something I have to do in Windows Media Player to 
enable this audio stream?

Also, can you clarify what you mean by the DirectShow filter "ffdshow" ?


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