[vorbis] OggEnc help file

ORK korsmo at solungen.hm.no
Mon Sep 3 09:21:38 PDT 2001

Somebody asked how to use OggEnc a while ago.

OggEnc v0.8 (libvorbis rc2)
(c) 2001 Michael Smith <msmith at labyrinth.net.au)

Usage: oggenc [options] input.wav [...]

  -Q, --quiet          Produce no output to stderr
  -h, --help           Print this help text
  -r, --raw            Raw mode. Input files are read directly as PCM data
  -B, --raw-bits=n     Set bits/sample for raw input. Default is 16
  -C, --raw-chan=n     Set number of channels for raw input. Default is 2
  -R, --raw-rate=n     Set samples/sec for raw input. Default is 44100
  -b, --bitrate        Choose a nominal bitrate to encode at. Attempt
                       to encode at a bitrate averaging this. Takes an
                       argument in kbps.
  -s, --serial         Specify a serial number for the stream. If encoding
                       multiple files, this will be incremented for each
                       stream after the first.
  -e, --encoding       Specify an encoding for the comments given (not
                       supported on windows)

  -o, --output=fn      Write file to fn (only valid in single-file mode)
  -n, --names=string   Produce filenames as this string, with %a, %t, %l,
                       %n, %d replaces by artist, title, album, track number,
                       and date, respectively (see below for specifying these).
                       %% gives a literal %.
  -c, --comment=c      Add the given string as an extra comment. This may be
                       used multiple times.
  -d, --date           Date for track (usually date of performance)
  -N, --tracknum       Track number for this track
  -t, --title          Title for this track
  -l, --album          Name of album
  -a, --artist         Name of artist
                       If multiple input files are given, then multiple
                       instances of the previous five arguments will be used,
                       in the order they are given. If fewer titles are
                       specified than files, OggEnc will print a warning, and
                       reuse the final one for the remaining files. If fewer
                       track numbers are given, the remaining files will be
                       unnumbered. For the others, the final tag will be reused
                       for all others without warning (so you can specify a 
                       once, for example, and have it used for all the files)

  OggEnc input files must currently be 16 or 8 bit PCM WAV, AIFF, or AIFF/C
  files. Files may be mono or stereo (or more channels) and any sample rate.
  However, the encoder is only tuned for rates of 44.1 and 48 kHz and while
  other rates will be accepted quality will be significantly degraded.
  Alternatively, the --raw option may be used to use a raw PCM data file, which
  must be 16bit stereo little-endian PCM ('headerless wav'), unless additional
  parameters for raw mode are specified.
  You can specify taking the file from stdin by using - as the input filename.
  In this mode, output is to stdout unless an outfile filename is specified
  with -o


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