Downmixing Surround Flac to Stereo.

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Tue Oct 17 05:28:26 UTC 2017

You could get a stereo .wav using something like
mplayer -noconsolecontrols -novideo -really-quiet -vc null -vo null -ao pcm:file=stereo_filename.wav downloaded.mkv
You do not need all the flags above, but it should work.
HTH, Willem

On Mon, 16 Oct 2017, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> I recently downloaded a .mkv file with 5.1 audio encoded to flac and
> as I inteneded to listen to it on my Blaze ET, which doesn't support
> mkv files, I used mkvextract to extract the audio, producing a 1.1GB
> file with roughly a 90 minute runtime. Unfortunately, My Blaze ET
> apparently can't handle surround files and trying to play the flac in
> ogg123 seems to only be producing sound effects.
> Can anyone suggest either a means of converting the surround flac file
> to stereo from the command line or suggest a lightweight command line
> flac player that can properly playback surround sound files through
> earphones?
> -- 
> Sincerely,
> Jeffery Wright
> President Emeritus, Nu Nu Chapter, Phi Theta Kappa.
> Former Secretary, Student Government Association, College of the Albemarle.
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