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Documentation files for Oggz ---------------------------- PATCHES: Instructions for generating patches README: this file README.symbian: Instructions for building for Symbian README.win32: Instructions for building on Win32 Run: ---- $ oggz help for documentation of the various oggz commands. About Oggz ========== Oggz comprises liboggz and the tool oggz, which provides commands to inspect, edit and validate Ogg files. The oggz-chop tool can also be used to serve time ranges of Ogg media over HTTP by any web server that supports CGI. liboggz is a C library for reading and writing Ogg files and streams. It offers various improvements over the reference libogg, including support for seeking, validation and timestamp interpretation. Ogg is an interleaving data container developed by Monty at Xiph.Org, originally to support the Ogg Vorbis audio format but now used for many free codecs including Dirac, FLAC, Speex and Theora. Dependencies ------------ Oggz depends only on libogg, available in most free software distributions, or in source form at: http://xiph.org/downloads/ Support is built-in for parsing the headers of and seeking to time positions in Ogg Dirac, FLAC, Speex, Theora and Vorbis. Oggz is also compatible with Annodex streams, and supports seeking on all tracks described in an Ogg Skeleton track. Installation ------------ Release archives can be installed using the conventional commands: $ ./configure $ make check $ sudo make install sequence. Configuration details are in the file INSTALL. If you obtained this source by svn, first run "./autogen.sh" to create the configure script, then run the above commands. Read the file README.win32 for installing under MS Windows, and README.symbian for information about building for Symbian devices. Source layout ------------- doc/ doc/liboggz autocreated by the doxygen tool from comments contained in the public C header files include/ public C header files src/ src/liboggz/ library source code. src/tools/ command line tools src/examples/ example programs using liboggz src/tests/ unit and functional tests symbian/ files necessary to compile the library for Symbian win32/ files necessary to compile the library and tools for Microsoft Windows Developers ---------- liboggz is maintained in git at git://git.xiph.org/liboggz.git A list of outstanding tasks is maintained in the TODO file of this source distribution. When implementing anything listed in this file, please update it by deleting that entry, and include that as part of the patch or commit that implements the fix. Please send patches to firstname.lastname@example.org Programming with liboggz ------------------------ liboggz supports the flexibility afforded by the Ogg file format while presenting the following API niceties: * Full API documentation * Comprehensive test suite of read, write and seeking behavior. The entire test suite can be run under valgrind if available. * Developed and tested on GNU/Linux, Darwin/MacOSX, Win32 and Symbian OS. May work on other Unix-like systems via GNU autoconf. For Win32: nmake Makefiles, Visual Studio .NET 2003, 2005 and 2008 solution files are provided in the source distribution. * Strict adherence to the formatting requirements of Ogg bitstreams, to ensure that only valid bitstreams are generated; writes can fail if you try to write illegally structured packets. * A simple, callback based open/read/close or open/write/close interface to raw Ogg files. * Writing automatically interleaves with packet queuing, and provides callback based notification when this queue is empty * A customisable seeking abstraction for seeking on multitrack Ogg data. Seeking works easily and reliably on multitrack and multi-codec streams, and can transparently parse Theora, Speex, Vorbis, FLAC, PCM, CMML and Ogg Skeleton headers without requiring linking to those libraries. This allows efficient use on servers and other devices that need to parse and seek within Ogg files, but do not need to do a full media decode. Full documentation of the liboggz API, customization and installation, and mux and demux examples can be read online at: http://www.xiph.org/oggz/doc/ oggz tool --------- Usage: oggz <subcommand> [options] filename ... oggz is a commandline tool for manipulating Ogg files. It supports multiplexed files conformant with RFC3533. Oggz can parse headers for CELT, CMML, Dirac, FLAC, Kate, PCM, Speex, Theora and Vorbis, and can read and write Ogg Skeleton logical bitstreams. Commands: help Display help for a specific subcommand (eg. "oggz help chop") Reporting: codecs Display the codecs present in an Ogg file diff Hexdump the packets of two Ogg files and output differences. dump Hexdump packets of an Ogg file, or revert an Ogg file from such a hexdump. info Display information about one or more Ogg files and their bitstreams. scan Scan an Ogg file and output characteristic landmarks. validate Validate the Ogg framing of one or more files. Extraction: rip Extract one or more logical bitstreams from an Ogg file. Editing: chop Extract the part of an Ogg file between given start and/or end times. comment List or edit comments in an Ogg file. merge Merge Ogg files together, interleaving pages in order of presentation time. sort Sort the pages of an Ogg file in order of presentation time. Miscellaneous: known-codecs List codecs known by this version of oggz The script bash-completion/oggz enables completion of tool options and codec names when using the bash shell. Source it from your .profile, or install it in /etc/bash_completion.d to enable it system-wide. oggz-chop: General usage and CGI installation --------------------------------------------- oggz-chop extracts the part of an Ogg file between given start and/or end times. The output file contains copies of the headers of the input file, and all the codec data required to correctly decode the content between the start and end times specified on the commandline. For codecs with data dependencies like video keyframes, the keyframe prior to the starting time will be included in the output. An Apache server can be configured to use oggz-chop to handle all Ogg files (or, all Ogg files in a particular directory). An example Apache configuration is in the liboggz source tree, along with a script for installing it on a Debian server. The oggz-chop binary checks if it is being run as a CGI script (by checking some environment variables), and if so acts based on the CGI query parameter t=, much like mod_annodex. It accepts all the time specifications that mod_annodex accepts (npt and various smpte framerates), and start and end times separated by a /. License ------- Oggz is Free Software, available under a BSD style license. More information is available online at the Oggz homepage: http://xiph.org/oggz/ enjoy :) -- Conrad Parker http://www.annodex.net/