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Old 01-30-2008, 01:59 PM   #1
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mplayer: extract audio to PCM to stdout

First the obligatory disclaimer: Yes I googled. Yes I checked the man page.

OK then.

I would to have mencoder/mplayer read a video file and output just the audio part as PCM (raw 16 bit) to stdout. The -dumpaudio option does not do this. The -dumpaudio option dumps the audio as is, not converting from the input codec to a "proper" raw format.

In a perfect world I woudl type something like this:
mcoder some_video_file --just-the-audio-pcm-to-stdout-yes-please | sox <various sox options>
Thank you in advance.
Old 01-30-2008, 02:17 PM   #2
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mplayer -ao pcm:fast:file=audio_out.wav -vo null -vc null video.avi
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