[vorbis] OggEnc help file
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
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