[LAU] Convert from WMA to ... ?

karkass at gmx.li karkass at gmx.li
Fri Aug 3 06:37:02 EDT 2007

Kevin Cosgrove <kevinc at doink.com> wrote:

> mplayer -ao pcm input.wma -ao pcm:fast | oggenc --raw - --output=output.ogg
> doesn't work.  The resulting OGG file is nothing but header.  oggenc 
> won't allow stdin unless I use --raw.  That requires "headerless" WAV.
> It seems the default for mplayer is "waveheader" for pcm, and I can't 
> figure out how to change that.  My piped command might work, if I 
> could turn off the header.  I've also played with SoX, but haven't 
> managed to get that to work yet either.
> Thanks.... 

You can also make a fifo, redirect mplayer's pcm output to it and encode on
the fly.

I do something like this:

mkfifo "${FIFO_TMP}"
oggenc -Q -o <outfile> "${FIFO_TMP}" &
mplayer -vc null -vo null -ao pcm:fast:file="${FIFO_TMP}" <infile>

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