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       oggenc -	encode audio into the Ogg Vorbis format

       oggenc  [  -hrQ ] [ -B raw input	sample size ] [	-C raw input number of
       channels	] [ -R raw input samplerate ] [	-b nominal bitrate ] [ -m min-
       imum  bitrate ] [ -M maximum bitrate ] [	-q quality ] [ --resample fre-
       quency ]	[ --downmix ] [	-s serial ] [ -o output_file ] [ -n pattern  ]
       [ -c extra_comment ] [ -a artist	] [ -t title ] [ -l album ] [ -G genre
       ] [ -L lyrics file ] [ -Y language-string ] input_files ...

       oggenc reads audio data in either raw, Wave, or AIFF format and encodes
       it  into	 an  Ogg  Vorbis stream.  oggenc may also read audio data from
       FLAC and	Ogg FLAC files depending upon compile-time  options.   If  the
       input file "-" is specified, audio data is read from stdin and the Vor-
       bis stream is written to	stdout unless the -o option is used  to	 redi-
       rect the	output.	 By default, disk files	are output to Ogg Vorbis files
       of the same name, with the extension changed to ".ogg" or ".oga".  This
       naming  convention  can	be overridden by the -o	option (in the case of
       one file) or the	-n option (in the case of several files). Finally,  if
       none  of	 these	are  available,	 the output filename will be the input
       filename	with the extension (that part after the	 final	dot)  replaced
       with ogg, so file.wav will become file.ogg.
       Optionally, lyrics may be embedded in the Ogg file, if Kate support was
       compiled	in.
       Note that some old players mail fail to play streams with more  than  a
       single Vorbis stream (the so called "Vorbis I" simple profile).

       -h, --help
	      Show command help.

       -V, --version
	      Show the version number.

       -r, --raw
	      Assume input data	is raw little-endian audio data	with no	header
	      information. If other options are	 not  specified,  defaults  to
	      44.1kHz  stereo 16 bit. See next three options for how to	change

       -B n, --raw-bits=n
	      Sets raw mode input sample size in bits. Default is 16.

       -C n, --raw-chan=n
	      Sets raw mode input number of channels. Default is 2.

       -R n, --raw-rate=n
	      Sets raw mode input samplerate. Default is 44100.

       --raw-endianness	n
	      Sets raw mode endianness to big endian (1) or little endian (0).
	      Default is little	endian.

	      Informs  oggenc  that the	Vorbis Comments	are already encoded as
	      UTF-8.  Useful in	situations where the shell is using some other

       -k, --skeleton
	      Add  a  Skeleton	bitstream.  Important if the output Ogg	is in-
	      tended to	carry multiplexed or  chained  streams.	  Output  file
	      uses .oga	as file	extension.

	      Support for Wave files over 4 GB and stdin data streams.

       -Q, --quiet
	      Quiet mode.  No messages are displayed.

       -b n, --bitrate=n
	      Sets  target bitrate to n	(in kb/s). The encoder will attempt to
	      encode at	approximately this bitrate. By default,	this remains a
	      VBR  encoding.  See  the --managed option	to force a managed bi-
	      trate encoding at	the selected bitrate.

       -m n, --min-bitrate=n
	      Sets minimum bitrate to n	(in kb/s). Enables bitrate  management
	      mode (see	--managed).

       -M n, --max-bitrate=n
	      Sets  maximum bitrate to n (in kb/s). Enables bitrate management
	      mode (see	--managed).

	      Set bitrate management mode. This	turns off the normal  VBR  en-
	      coding,  but  allows  hard or soft bitrate constraints to	be en-
	      forced by	the encoder. This mode is much slower, and may also be
	      lower  quality.  It  is  primarily useful	for creating files for

       -q n, --quality=n
	      Sets encoding quality to n, between -1 (very low)	and  10	 (very
	      high).  This  is	the  default mode of operation,	with a default
	      quality level of 3. Fractional quality levels such  as  2.5  are
	      permitted. Using this option allows the encoder to select	an ap-
	      propriate	bitrate	based on your desired quality level.

       --resample n
	      Resample input to	the given sample rate (in Hz) before encoding.
	      Primarily	useful for downsampling	for lower-bitrate encoding.

	      Downmix  input  from stereo to mono (has no effect on non-stereo
	      streams).	Useful for lower-bitrate encoding.

       --advanced-encode-option	optionname=value
	      Sets an advanced option. See the Advanced	 Options  section  for

       -s, --serial
	      Forces  a	 specific  serial number in the	output stream. This is
	      primarily	useful for testing.

	      Prevents comments	in FLAC	and Ogg	FLAC files from	 being	copied
	      to the output Ogg	Vorbis file.

       -o output_file, --output=output_file
	      Write the	Ogg Vorbis stream to output_file (only valid if	a sin-
	      gle input	file is	specified).

       -n pattern, --names=pattern
	      Produce filenames	as this	string,	with %g, %a, %l,  %n,  %t,  %d
	      replaced by genre, artist, album,	track number, title, and date,
	      respectively (see	below for specifying these). Also, %% gives  a
	      literal %.

       -X, --name-remove=s
	      Remove the specified characters from parameters to the -n	format
	      string. This is useful to	ensure legal filenames are generated.

       -P, --name-replace=s
	      Replace characters removed by --name-remove with the  characters
	      specified.  If  this  string  is	shorter	than the --name-remove
	      list, or is not specified, the extra  characters	are  just  re-
	      moved.  The  default settings for	this option, and the -X	option
	      above, are platform specific (and	chosen to ensure  legal	 file-
	      names are	generated for each platform).

       -c comment, --comment comment
	      Add  the	string	comment	as an extra comment.  This may be used
	      multiple times, and all instances	will be	added to each  of  the
	      input  files  specified.	The  argument  should  be  in the form

       -a artist, --artist artist
	      Set the artist comment field in the comments to artist.

       -G genre, --genre genre
	      Set the genre comment field in the comments to genre.

       -d date,	--date date
	      Sets the date comment field to the given value. This  should  be
	      the date of recording.

       -N n, --tracknum	n
	      Sets the track number comment field to the given value.

       -t title, --title title
	      Set the track title comment field	to title.

       -l album, --album album
	      Set the album comment field to album.

       -L filename, --lyrics filename
	      Loads  lyrics  from filename and encodes them into a Kate	stream
	      multiplexed with the Vorbis stream.  Lyrics may be in LRC	or SRT
	      format, and should be encoded in UTF-8 or	plain ASCII. Other en-
	      codings may be converted using tools such	as  iconv  or  recode.
	      Alternatively,  the same system as for comments will be used for
	      conversion between encodings.  So	called	"enhanced  LRC"	 files
	      are  supported,  and a simple karaoke style change will be saved
	      with the lyrics. For more	 complex  karaoke  setups,  kateenc(1)
	      should be	used instead.  When embedding lyrics, the default out-
	      put file extention is ".oga".  Note  that	 adding	 lyrics	 to  a
	      stream will automatically	enable Skeleton	(see the -k option for
	      more information about Skeleton).

       -Y language-string, --lyrics-language language-string
	      Sets the language	for the	corresponding lyrics file to language-
	      string.	This  should be	an ISO 639-1 language code (eg,	"en"),
	      or a RFC 3066 language tag (eg, "en_US"),	not a free  form  lan-
	      guage  name.  Players will typically recognize this standard tag
	      and display the language name in your own	language.   Note  that
	      the maximum length of this tag is	15 characters.

       Note  that  the	-a,  -t, -l, -L, and -Y	 options can be	given multiple
       times.  They will be applied, one to each file, in the order given.  If
       there  are  fewer album,	title, or artist comments given	than there are
       input files, oggenc will	reuse the final	one for	the  remaining	files,
       and issue a warning in the case of repeated titles.

       Oggenc allows you to set	a number of advanced encoder options using the
       --advanced-encode-option	option.	These are intended for	very  advanced
       users  only,  and  should be approached with caution. They may signifi-
       cantly degrade audio quality if misused.	Not all	these options are cur-
       rently documented.

	      Set the lowpass frequency	to N kHz.

	      Set  a  noise  floor  bias N (range from -15. to 0.) for impulse
	      blocks.  A negative bias instructs the encoder  to  pay  special
	      attention	 to  the crispness of transients in the	encoded	audio.
	      The tradeoff for better transient	response is a higher bitrate.

	      Set the allowed bitrate maximum for the encoded file to N	 kilo-
	      bits  per	 second.  This bitrate may be exceeded only when there
	      is spare bits in the bit reservoir; if the bit reservoir is  ex-
	      hausted,	frames	will  be  held under this value.  This setting
	      must be used with	--managed to have any effect.

	      Set the allowed bitrate minimum for the encoded file to N	 kilo-
	      bits per second.	This bitrate may be underrun only when the bit
	      reservoir	is not full; if	the bit	reservoir is full, frames will
	      be  held over this value;	if it impossible to add	bits construc-
	      tively, the frame	will be	padded with zeroes.  This setting must
	      be used with --managed to	have any effect.

	      Set  the	total size of the bit reservoir	to N bits; the default
	      size of the reservoir is equal to	the  nominal  number  of  bits
	      coded  in	one second (eg,	a nominal 128kbps file will have a bit
	      reservoir	of 128000 bits by default).  This option must be  used
	      with  --managed  to have any effect and affects only minimum and
	      maximum bitrate management.  Average bitrate  encoding  with  no
	      hard bitrate boundaries does not use a bit reservoir.

	      Set  the	behavior  bias of the bit reservoir (range: 0. to 1.).
	      When set closer to 0, the	bitrate	manager	attempts to hoard bits
	      for  future use in sudden	bitrate	increases (biasing toward bet-
	      ter transient reproduction).  When set closer to 1, the  bitrate
	      manager  neglects	 transients in favor using bits	for homogenous
	      passages.	 In the	middle,	the manager uses a balanced  approach.
	      The  default  setting  is	.2, thus biasing slightly toward tran-
	      sient reproduction.

	      Set the average bitrate for the file to N	kilobits  per  second.
	      When  used  without  hard	minimum	or maximum limits, this	option
	      selects reservoirless Average Bit	Rate encoding, where  the  en-
	      coder attempts to	perfectly track	a desired bitrate, but imposes
	      no strict	momentary fluctuation limits.  When used along with  a
	      minimum or maximum limit,	the average bitrate still sets the av-
	      erage overall bitrate of the file,  but  will  work  within  the
	      bounds  set by the bit reservoir.	 When the min, max and average
	      bitrates are identical, oggenc produces Constant Bit Rate	Vorbis

	      Set  the reaction	time for the average bitrate tracker to	N sec-
	      onds.  This number represents the	fastest	reaction  the  bitrate
	      tracker  is  allowed to make to hold the bitrate to the selected
	      average.	The faster the reaction	time, the less momentary fluc-
	      tuation in the bitrate but (generally) the lower quality the au-
	      dio output.  The slower the reaction time, the  larger  the  ABR
	      fluctuations,  but  (generally) the better the audio.  When used
	      along with min or	max bitrate limits, this option	 directly  af-
	      fects how	deep and how quickly the encoder will dip into its bit
	      reservoir; the higher the	number,	the more  demand  on  the  bit

	      The  setting  must  be greater than zero and the useful range is
	      approximately .05	to 10.	The default is .75 seconds.

	      Disable use of channel coupling for multichannel	encoding.   At
	      present,	the encoder will normally use channel coupling to fur-
	      ther increase compression	with stereo and	5.1 inputs.  This  op-
	      tion  forces  the	 encoder to encode each	channel	fully indepen-
	      dently using neither lossy nor lossless coupling.

       Simplest	version. Produces output as somefile.ogg:
	      oggenc somefile.wav

       Specifying an output filename:
	      oggenc somefile.wav -o out.ogg

       Specifying a high-quality encoding averaging 256	kbps (but still	VBR):
	      oggenc infile.wav	-b 256 -o out.ogg

       Specifying a maximum and	average	bitrate, and enforcing these:
	      oggenc infile.wav	--managed -b 128 -M 160	-o out.ogg

       Specifying quality rather than bitrate (to a very high quality mode):
	      oggenc infile.wav	-q 6 -o	out.ogg

       Downsampling and	downmixing to 11 kHz mono before encoding:
	      oggenc --resample	11025 --downmix	infile.wav -q 1	-o out.ogg

       Adding some info	about the track:
	      oggenc somefile.wav -t "The track	title"	-a  "artist  who  per-
	      formed  this" -l "name of	album" -c "OTHERFIELD=contents of some
	      other field not explicitly supported"

       Adding embedded lyrics:
	      oggenc somefile.wav --lyrics lyrics.lrc --lyrics-language	en  -o

       This  encodes the three files, each with	the same artist/album tag, but
       with different title tags on each one. The string given as an  argument
       to  -n  is  used	 to generate filenames,	as shown in the	section	above.
       This example gives filenames like "The Tea Party	- Touch.ogg":
	      oggenc -b	192 -a	"The  Tea  Party"  -l  "Triptych"  -t  "Touch"
	      track01.wav  -t  "Underground"  track02.wav  -t  "Great Big Lie"
	      track03.wav -n "%a - %t.ogg"

       Encoding	from stdin, to stdout (you can also use	 the  various  tagging
       options,	like -t, -a, -l, etc.):
	      oggenc -

       Program Author:
	      Michael Smith <>

       Manpage Author:
	      Stan Seibert <>

       Reading	type  3	 Wave  files (floating point samples) probably doesn't
       work other than on Intel	(or other 32 bit, little endian	machines).

       vorbiscomment(1),  ogg123(1),  oggdec(1),  flac(1),  speexenc(1),  ffm-
       peg2theora(1), kateenc(1)

Xiph.Org Foundation		2008 October 05			     oggenc(1)


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