[kde-linux] Sound conversion from .rm to.mp3 (LM---)

Sergey Kulikov flux at hotbox.ru
Thu Jan 24 06:18:42 UTC 2008

LM--- wrote:
> Hello Sergey, hello James Richard, hello everyone,
> @ flux at hotbox.ru
> and
> @ tyrerj at acm.org
> I've just tried Sergey's command line instructions, i.e.
> mplayer file.rm -ao pcm && lame -m s --cbr -b 320 -s 44.1 audiodump.wav
> file.mp3 && rm -f audiodump.wav
> converted three files (however I did the three steps separately, to
> watch if things go well, and check in between, you know... a beginner...
> and also to try different settings, for lame operation), and it all
> worked perfectly fine.
> The only thing is I was unable to give any other name to the output file
> produced by mplayer and was forced to accept what obviously is the
> default name (audiodump.wav). I checked the (yes, indeed, pretty long)
> man pages of mplayer and tried everything (with and without <...> , with
> and without .wav) nothing doing, I didn't get any other name than
> audiodump.wav.
> well I just checked the console again and read this:
> [AO PCM] Info: To write WAVE files use -ao pcm:waveheader (default).
> Does it mean I should formulate the syntax for mplayer like this:
> mplayer file.rm -ao pcm:waveheader file=xyz.wav
> ?
> @ Emanoil Kotsev <a9706152 at unet.univie.ac.at>
> I will also try your suggestion:
> mencoder <filename.rm> -oac mp3lame -o <output.mp3>
> for it seems to save one step - I'll let you all know.
> Thanks for your help.
> Best regards
> Ludovic
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Hi Ludovic, hi everyone!

It's easy to override the default file name which mplayer produces with 
-ao pcm option.

$ mplayer file.rm -ao pcm:file=ANY_DESIRED_FILENAME.wav

That will force mplayer to write ANY_DESIRED_FILENAME.wav instead of 


Best wishes,

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