[MPlayer-users] Can't get mplayer -tv to play back audio input

Christian Jaeger chrjae at gmail.com
Sat Nov 2 23:48:59 CET 2013

I might be able to pass through sound separately from mplayer.
(arecord|aplay is too slow, but perhaps this can be made faster.)

I've tried mencoder now.

mencoder -tv
tv:// -o somefile.mp4 -oac mp3lame -ovc lavc

Works except it doesn't seem to specify the framerate in the file; I need
to run "mplayer -fps 15" with video from this slow webcam to play it right,
and then the sound cuts off too early (sound is also completely out of

I've tried adding "fps=15" to the encoder line,
mencoder -tv
tv:// -o somefile.mp4 -oac mp3lame -ovc lavc

but the file generated with this runs way too fast regardless of whether I
give mplayer the fps argument or not.

I'm going to search for more documentation (the manpage definitely isn't


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