Vorbis is a general purpose audio and music encoding format contemporary to MPEG-4's AAC and TwinVQ, the next generation beyond MPEG audio layer 3. Unlike the MPEG sponsored formats (and other proprietary formats such as RealAudio G2 and Windows' flavor of the month), the Vorbis CODEC specification belongs to the public domain. All the technical details are published and documented, and any software entity may make full use of the format without license fee, royalty or patent concerns.
This package contains:
libvorbis, a BSD-style license software implementation of the Vorbis specification by the Xiph.Org Foundation (https://xiph.org/)
libvorbisfile, a BSD-style license convenience library built on Vorbis designed to simplify common uses
libvorbisenc, a BSD-style license library that provides a simple, programmatic encoding setup interface
example code making use of libogg, libvorbis, libvorbisfile and libvorbisenc
This source distribution includes libvorbis and an example encoder/player to demonstrate use of libvorbis as well as documentation on the Ogg Vorbis audio coding format.
You'll need libogg (distributed separately) to compile this library. A more comprehensive set of utilities is available in the vorbis-tools package.
libThe source for the libraries, a BSD-license implementation of the public domain Ogg Vorbis audio encoding format.
includeLibrary API headers
debianRules/spec files for building Debian .deb packages
examplesExample code illustrating programmatic use of libvorbis, libvorbisfile and libvorbisenc
macosxProject files for MacOS X.
win32Win32 projects files and build automation
vqInternal utilities for training/building new LSP/residue and auxiliary codebooks.
The Ogg homepage is located at 'https://xiph.org/ogg/'. Vorbis's homepage is located at 'https://xiph.org/vorbis/'. Up to date technical documents, contact information, source code and pre-built utilities may be found there.
Building from master
Development source is under git revision control at https://gitlab.xiph.org/xiph/vorbis.git. You will also need the newest versions of autoconf, automake, libtool and pkg-config in order to compile Vorbis from development source. A configure script is provided for you in the source tarball distributions.
./autogen.sh ./configure make
and as root if desired:
This will install the Vorbis libraries (static and shared) into /usr/local/lib, includes into /usr/local/include and API manpages (once we write some) into /usr/local/man.
Documentation building requires xsltproc and pdfxmltex.
Building from tarball distributions
and optionally (as root):
Building RPM packages
after normal configuring:
make dist rpm -ta libvorbis-<version>.tar.gz
Building with CMake
Ogg supports building using CMake. CMake is a meta build system that generates native projects for each platform.
To generate projects just run cmake replacing
YOUR-PROJECT-GENERATOR with a proper generator from a list here:
cmake -G YOUR-PROJECT-GENERATOR .
Note that by default cmake generates projects that will build static libraries.
To generate projects that will build dynamic library use
BUILD_SHARED_LIBS option like this:
cmake -G YOUR-PROJECT-GENERATOR -DBUILD_SHARED_LIBS=1 .
After projects are generated use them as usual
Building on Windows
Use proper generator for your Visual Studio version like:
cmake -G "Visual Studio 12 2013" .
Building on Mac OS X
Use Xcode generator. To build framework run:
cmake -G Xcode -DBUILD_FRAMEWORK=1 .
Building on Linux
Use Makefile generator which is default one.
cmake . make
THIS FILE IS PART OF THE OggVorbis SOFTWARE CODEC SOURCE CODE. USE, DISTRIBUTION AND REPRODUCTION OF THIS LIBRARY SOURCE IS GOVERNED BY A BSD-STYLE SOURCE LICENSE INCLUDED WITH THIS SOURCE IN 'COPYING'. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS BEFORE DISTRIBUTING.
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