[vorbis-dev] oggenc: feature request

Michael Smith msmith at labyrinth.net.au
Thu Dec 21 23:22:50 PST 2000

At 04:29 PM 12/21/00 -0500, you wrote:
>I have a small feature request for oggenc:
>Can a command line option be added to allow the user to set the first
>serial number to be used for the output ogg stream?
>This only takes a few lines of code, actually.
>Rationale: it is quite helpful for debugging other encoders.  If oggenc is
>the "reference" encoder, ensuring that your new whiz-bang encoder has
>diffable output to oggenc is a quick-n-dirty way to check that your
>encoder is Correct.
>One thing that makes it non-diffable is the random serial number.  Hence,
>if I can guarantee that the serial number in my encoder is the same as the
>serial number that was used to generate some reference output from
>oggenc, this would be a Really Useful Thing.

Sure. This was actually something I had intended on at one point, but
forgot about (and never particularly wanted to use - if I had, I would have

I'll add it in soon. Of course, ideally you want a vorbis-diff program
which just runs (the equivalent of) diff on the raw vorbis packets - not
hard. The feature is of use anyway though.


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