[opus] Opus now supported at Magnatune
Timothy B. Terriberry
tterribe at xiph.org
Thu Sep 19 12:03:09 PDT 2013
John Buckman wrote:
> Magnatune.com <http://Magnatune.com>'s entire catalog is now
> downloadable in Opus format, with full metadata (small and large cover
> art) at 128k stereo.
As a long-time fan of Magnatune and what you're trying to do, this is
> 1) I'm really impressed by your metadata implementation. It's very
> cleanly done, and the multiple artwork idea is fantastic. One
Credit here mostly goes to Vorbis and FLAC. We just copied Vorbis's tag
format and added a few features from FLAC's tools.
> suggestion: I couldn't find an example in the man pages or online of
> including album art in an .opus file, which would have been helpful.
You're right... if you run opusenc with no arguments, there's a detailed
description of the --picture argument, but not in the man page. We'll
> 2) on the metadata topic, it'd be great if multiple Genre commands were
> allowed. No other format has enabled this, but much music spans
> multiple genres, ether with a main-genre/subgenre split, or literally
> across two genres. Ie: "Latin Music/Tango" or "Classical/Baroque"
If you pass --genre multiple times, it will actually encode multiple
GENRE tags in the file. Not sure how many players will properly handle
such a thing, though (my prediction: not many, though I think VLC will
concatenate them into a comma-separated list).
> 4) In case you don't know Magnatune, we're an open-source friendly music
> collection, DRM free, offering unlimited downloading for members in
> various formats (mp3/wav/alac/flac/ogg/opus), with Creative Commons
> licensing applied to members' files as well. Linux users account for
> 29% of our daily traffic.
My mother has been using your music for her photography slide shows for
years, explicitly because of the CC licensing :).
> I'd be happy to provide audio files to the project under CC terms, if
> they could help you demo/show off the quality of your work.
"Paper Lights" from <http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/ehren-lines/>
has been prominently featured at <http://www.opus-codec.org/examples/>
and articles like
etc. Sadly, when I "Click to play a song" on the Magnatune page, though,
it tries to use Flash (which I don't have installed).
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