[FFmpeg-user] EAC3 codec not supported in WAVE

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Wed Jan 8 12:10:38 CET 2014

Tarun singhal <tsinghal18 <at> gmail.com> writes:

> I understand that WAV is uncompressed audio format 
> and typically PCM is used as audio codec.


> But I was trying this command and stumble upon following error-

> ffmpeg -i aud_track1.mp4 -acodec eac3 out.wav

> So my question is  - Is this issue limitation of 
> FFmpeg or limitation of WAV container itself.

It is not a limitation of the wav container but of 
Dolby and Microsoft not defining a twocc or a GUID 

Carl Eugen

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