[FFmpeg-user] how to encode wav file to mp2 Audio

Tobias Rapp t.rapp at noa-archive.com
Wed Dec 21 12:37:45 EET 2022

On 21/12/2022 09:09, a b wrote:
> Hello,
> using ffmpeg I want to Encode a wave file recorded from a cd to mpeg Audio.
> I want to encode it to  MPEG 1  and MPEG 2  with all  Layer 1  and layer 2
> and Layer3 modes separately.
> mp1 and mp2 layer3 is same as MP3 which is easy to encode, but the problem
> is with layer1 and layer2  , and I want to know how to set the command and
> related options to do so.
> what is the  command to Encode the wave file to above coding modes and
> options.
> thanks much

For MPEG1 Layer2 the "twolame" encoder would be recommended. Example:

ffmpeg -i $INPUT -codec:a libtwolame -b:a 128k $OUTPUT

See https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-codecs.html#libtwolame for encoder options.

Not sure about FFmpeg support for MPEG1 Layer1 audio.


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