[MPlayer-users] Mencoder without video, part 2

Nico Sabbi Nicola.Sabbi at poste.it
Fri Apr 18 09:39:49 CEST 2008

On Friday 18 April 2008 09:25:59 Christian Weiske wrote:
> Hello all,
> Two months ago, the same question - without a direct solution -
> came up on the list: How can use use mencoder to convert audio
> streams? [1]

I already explained several times in this ML. Search in the arhive
the method that uses /dev/video and -demuxer rawvideo

> The suggested solution was to just -dumpfile the stream to save it.
> I've got the same problem, but since my task is different, I seek
> for a different solution:
> In my kitchen, I've got a Noxon iRadio which only understands mp3
> and ogg streams. The mp2 one from the satellite receiver cannot be
> played.
> My satellite receiver (Dreambox 7025) streams TV and radio
> programs (MPEG2/TS) into the network via http. I can play it from
> mplayer without problems; it just takes some seconds until mplayer
> recognizes the format (since it's the unmodified mpeg2 stream from
> satellite I suppose).

to reduce times use a lower -tsprobe (defaault is 2M)

> Due to the missing headers(?), ffmpeg does not detect any format in
> this stream, thus I can't use it for this task.
> So, is there a way to use mencoder to convert that half broken
> mpeg2 audio stream into an mp3 or ogg stream?
> [1]
> http://lists.mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/mplayer-users/2008-February/071

as above

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