[MPlayer-users] How to encode an ogg with mplayer?

Nico Sabbi nsabbi at email.it
Tue Jul 18 16:53:53 CEST 2006

Alexander Roalter wrote:
> Sean Hammond wrote:
>> I have a .dump file I created long ago with mplayer of some really
>> great music. It only plays in mplayer. It's encoded in some mplayer
>> native format. I've heard that it's possible to use mplayer to encode
>> this file into FLAC, Ogg, or something else that gstreamer-based
>> players can play, and that I can burn to an audio CD, etc. I have read
>> the mplayer man page, but honestly I can't figure it out.
>> Can anyone help me to encode this file into another format?
> as long as mplayer can play it, there's always a way...
> you might play the file with -ao pcm, which creates a file 
> audiodump.wav in the current directory.
> You can later compress it with oggenc to a ogg file, or do whatever 
> you want. You still might have to do some more tweaking if the 
> sampling rate does not match, b/c for CDs you oughta have 44.1kHz with 
> 16bits per channel (and 2 channels).

do yourself and the mankind a favor and forget everything about that 
abomination that is ogg.
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