[vorbis-dev] ov_bitrate -- is it fake or real?

Monty xiphmont at xiph.org
Sat Jul 7 10:28:42 PDT 2001

On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 10:11:11PM -0500, Zinx Verituse wrote:
> I'm sure you're all aware ov_bitrate doesn't include some of the data
> in the Ogg bitstream in its calculation that's (AFAIK) required for
> decoding Ogg Vorbis streams..

ov_bitrate only tracks audio pages, and as such leaves out the file
headers; this is the only data it ignores (it does count paging
overhead).  For a very small file, the headers can be a significant
amount of the file (in beta 4, the header is ~12kB.  In rc1, this will
be reduced to ~4kB).


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