[MPlayer-users] Have A Problem Converting a RM file to WAV

Mark Phillips mark at phillipsoasis.com
Mon Feb 28 14:11:49 CET 2011

On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 3:02 AM, Carl Eugen Hoyos <cehoyos at ag.or.at> wrote:

> Mark Phillips <mark <at> phillipsoasis.com> writes:
> > I am trying to convert a real player audio file to mp3 for my daughter's
> > school project. From what I have read, I need to use mplayer to convert
> to
> > .wav and then lame to convert to mp3. I tried the following:
> >
> > mplayer -vo null -vc null -ao pcm:waveheader The_Zero_Hour_08_14_44.rm
> It should work fine with -demuxer lavf (your issue is reproducible with
> samples/sp_sample1.rm), but the simpler variant is probably:
> ffmpeg -i The_Zero_Hour_08_14_44.rm outfile.mp3
> Carl Eugen
> Carl,

Thanks - both suggestions worked! I am curious as to why the ffmpeg
suggestion produced a 3.3 MB mp3 file, while the mplayer to wav then through
lame to mp3 produced a 3.3 MB mp3 file?



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