[MPlayer-users] Mencoder without video, part 2

Christian Weiske cweiske at cweiske.de
Fri Apr 18 13:25:58 CEST 2008

Hello RC,

> > How can use use mencoder to convert audio streams? [1]
> Answer:  Don't.  Why would you want to go through 20 layers of
> indirection for simply audio encoding?  Mencoder just uses lame itself.
The problem is the input data. Mplayer/mencoder is intelligent/forgiving enough to recognize it, others are not.

> > 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.
> I have a hard time imagining how an MP3 player could be so screwed up
> as not to handle MP2 (and MP1).

I think for the same reason as ffmpeg doesn't work with the stream: Missing headers etc.

Regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Christian Weiske

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