[MPlayer-users] Dolby digital .avi file : identification output please

Jason Tackaberry tack at urandom.ca
Sun Jun 4 18:15:34 CEST 2006

On Sun, 2006-06-04 at 12:34 +0100, Rohit Sharma wrote:
> coaxial or fiber optical cable [TOSlink], then can I have the output of
> "file movie.avi" from your computer?

It looks the same as yours.  But I'm actually impressed that file(1)
shows as as much as it does about those files.

> If someone has an authoritative answer to what does Linux returns on
> seeing a 6 channel dolby digital track within an avi file, I would have
> something to compare my results against.

Use the a52 decoder in mplayer:

        [tack at viper Leon]$ mplayer Leon.avi -ac a52 -frames 0 2>&1 | grep AC3:
        AC3: 5.1 (3f+2r+lfe)  48000 Hz  448.0 kbit/s

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