[vorbis-dev] embedding a lot of vorbis comments
wheeler at kde.org
Tue May 11 04:24:06 PDT 2004
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On Tuesday 11 May 2004 10:20, Christoph Rupp wrote:
> Dear list,
> i want to embed some meta data in an ogg stream, which contains
> additional commands for the ogg player like setting the volume, panning
> etc. I.e. for fading out a song i would send several commands like "set
> volume to 99%", "set volume to 98%", "set volume to 97%" etc etc.
> I thought using vorbis comments could be a good idea. But they would be
> spread over the whole file. Is this possible with vorbis comments? it
> seems that i can only send them when calling vorbis_analysis_headerout()...
The first thing that comes to mind is what the spec has to say about comments:
The Vorbis text comment header is the second (of three) header packets that
begin a Vorbis bitstream. It is meant for short, text comments, not
arbitrary metadata; arbitrary metadata belongs in a separate logical
bitstream (usually an XML stream type) that provides greater structure and
The comment field is meant to be used much like someone jotting a quick note
on the bottom of a CDR. It should be a little information to remember the
disc by and explain it to others; a short, to-the-point text note that need
not only be a couple words, but isn't going to be more than a short
paragraph. The essentials, in other words, whatever they turn out to be,
It would seem that what you're trying to do is something of an abuse of
comments; my understanding is that tthey should all map to something that's
meaningful to a human reader.
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