[Vorbis-dev] libvorbis 1.2.2 RC1 -- comment padding

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Tue Dec 16 13:47:53 PST 2008

> Are files generally re-encoded for streaming? If so, an encoder option to
> disable padding should be sufficient. Another option would be to modify
> the stream server to strip comment padding.

Icecast repaginates, I think. Comments are typically not stripped, as it
allows streaming players to display the new song name, etc.

> My test file was muxed using ogmmerge. This isn't a Xiph.org tool but it
> can associate tags like LANGUAGE with each audio stream. If such tags
> are also used in Theora files, padding would be useful (and the relative
> filesize probably makes it less of a concern).

Typically very small (in any case, vorbiscomment, oggz-tools do this too).

> Though this logic probably doesn't belong in libvorbis, and the encoder
> would need to pick arbitrarily when encoding from stdin.


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