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Using named pipes via mkfifo
Authored by: nvdingo on Nov 01, '04 04:44:06PM

I am trying to convert a non DRM WMA file to mp3 using this method.
i follow theinstructions, substituting where appropriate, and here is what (doesn't) happen.

i make the named pipe
fine no problem
i start lame, so far no problems
i have to go to another terminal window to start mplayer.
as soon as i start mplayer, the mplayer window says broken pipe immediately after outputting 'Starting Playback'
the other terminal window (the one lame was started in)
outputs a bunch of info, and then
Writing LAME tag ... Done.
and quits

Where does the fault lie?
i have never used lame before
and i don't normally use mplayer from the command line

Any ideas?

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