[MPlayer-users] multiple -ss / -endpos ( how to make file preview )

The Wanderer inverseparadox at comcast.net
Fri Apr 18 23:14:23 CEST 2008

Dusan Zatkovsky wrote:

[that the Wanderer wrote:]

>> man mplayer
>> /-edl
> [user at host:] mplayer -edl edl.txt d1.mp3
> 	Video: no video
> 	Starting playback...
> 	Cannot use EDL without video, disabling.

This is news to me, but not terribly surprising. I don't know if it
would be possible to arrange for audio-only edit lists, but the odds of
anyone implementing it soon probably aren't terribly high.

> It seems not to be usable for me :(

I suspect that MPlayer cannot do what you are wanting to. The best thing
I could suggest would be to script up something involving -ao pcm and
e.g. sox, but I've never done much in that direction so I can't provide
any specifics; it would be rather clunky in any case.

(Actually, if you don't mind outputting to a different format, 'mplayer
d1.mp3 -ss 30 -endpos 35 -ao pcm:fast:file=d1-1.wav' and variants
thereon might be able to get the job done... but that doesn't seem like
a particularly clean solution either, it just has the advantage of being
possibly able to be done with existing tools.)

    The Wanderer

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