[vorbis] Quality & Tags
gtgbr at gmx.net
Sat Feb 2 06:26:16 PST 2002
David Gasaway wrote:
> goal is admirable. Hell, *I'd* like to know how an ogg was encoded, but
> I've accepted that this information just isn't going to be available.
> Anything that I ever *did* find in a tag, I wouldn't trust it unless it
> came from a reliable source. A "reliable source" being a friend that I
> could ask, but if I'm going to ask him/her anyway...
What if your friend encoded LOTS of files and doesn't remember whether
he used managed bitrates or not, for example?
>From all tags I know of, the ones set by libvorbis would be the most
reliable and trustworthy. That's why I wish libvorbis to set the oggenc
parameter tag, and not the encoder itself. The majority of Ogg files
would contain that tag as useful and correct information - the rest,
e.g. files transcoded from mp3, would be exceptions. Unless people waste
their time to create a broken tag editor that can tamper with the vendor
tag and its pals, and many who use it, everything will be okay.
You know, someone even created some braindead encoder/tagger that puts
ID3 on Ogg files. Let's shake our heads in disagreement and do stuff we
find useful instead. :) If we invent good things, most people will stick
"They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security,
deserve neither liberty or security" - Benjamin Franklin
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