Re: [SLUG] audio conversion

From: Eben King (
Date: Sun Aug 03 2008 - 11:20:24 EDT

On Sun, 3 Aug 2008, Eben King wrote:

> On Sun, 3 Aug 2008, Daniel Jarboe wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 1:02 PM, chris lee <> wrote:
>>> On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 12:53, Eben King <> wrote:
>>>> Occasionally I get audio data in wma (no DRM) or m4a format. (I even
>>>> have one in rmx format, whatever that is.). Anyone know how to convert
>>>> these to something useful like wav or aiff, or ultimately to mp3? sox
>>>> won't do any of them, and neither aplay nor xmms will play any of them as
>>>> they are.
>>> have you tried audacity yet?
>> And if audacity doesn't know how to deal with the format/container,
>> mencoder should work (test play in mplayer first before taking the time
>> to wade through the command-line arguments to extract the audio).
> Thanks, I'll give them a try. mplayer's easier to get to, since I already
> have that.

Anyone done audio conversion with mencoder? It keeps telling me that the
video stream is mandatory, and I don't want one.

-eben   QebWenE01R@vTerYizUonI.nOetP

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