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Re: [SLE] Extracting Audio from Uncompressed *.mov Files
  • From: "Carl E. Hartung" <suselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 17:22:51 -0400
  • Message-id: <200507281722.51504.suselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 28 July 2005 16:42, Scott Jones wrote:
> If you have mplayer installed, it's pretty simple to extract the audio:
> mplayer -vc dummy -vo null -ao pcm:file=filename.wav
> then you can use something like lame to convert to mp3:
> lame -h filename.wav filename.mp3

Thanks for the insight, Scott! I'm just guessing here:

'-vc dummy' tells MPlayer to use dummy video hardware
'-vo null' switches off the video output
'-ao pcm:file=filename.wav' writes the audio output to filename.wav

Looks like I've got some reading up to do on MPlayer's CLI capabilities. This
could be *extremely* helpful and I really appreciate the heads-up!


Whether or not this procedure works, and I'm pretty sure it will, would you be
willing to share a sample of (or from) one of the uncompressed .mov files for

- Carl

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