VORBISCOMMENT(1) Ogg Vorbis Tools VORBISCOMMENT(1)
vorbiscomment - List or edit comments in Ogg Vorbis files
vorbiscomment [-l] [-R] [-e] file.ogg
vorbiscomment -a [ -c commentfile | -t "name=value" ] [-q] [-R] [-e] in.ogg [out.ogg]
vorbiscomment -w [ -c commentfile | -t "name=value" ] [-q] [-R] [-e] in.ogg [out.ogg]
vorbiscomment Reads, modifies, and appends Ogg Vorbis audio file metadata tags.
-c file, --commentfile file
Take comments from a file. The file is the same format as is output by the -l
option or given to the -t option: one element per line in 'tag=value' format. If
the file is /dev/null and -w was passed, the existing comments will be removed.
Show command help.
List the comments in the Ogg Vorbis file.
-t 'name=value', --tag 'name=value'
Specify a new tag on the command line. Each tag is given as a single string. The
part before the '=' is treated as the tag name and the part after as the value.
Replace comments with the new set given either on the command line with -t or from
a file with -c. If neither -c nor -t is given, the new set will be read from the
Read and write comments in UTF-8, rather than converting to the user's character
Quote/unquote newlines and backslashes in the comments. This ensures every comment
is exactly one line in the output (or input), allowing to filter and round-trip
them. Without it, you can only write multi-line comments by using -t and you can't
reliably distinguish them from multiple one-line comments.
Supported escapes are c-style "\n", "\r", "\\" and "\0". A backslash followed by
anything else is an error.
Note: currently, anything after the first "\0" is thrown away while writing. This
is a bug -- the Vorbis format can safely store null characters, but most other
tools wouldn't handle them anyway.
Display the version of vorbiscomment.
To just see what comment tags are in a file:
vorbiscomment -l file.ogg
To edit those comments:
vorbiscomment -l file.ogg > file.txt
[edit the comments in file.txt to your satisfaction]
vorbiscomment -w -c file.txt file.ogg newfile.ogg
To simply add a comment:
vorbiscomment -a -t 'ARTIST=No One You Know' file.ogg newfile.ogg
To add a set of comments from the standard input:
vorbiscomment -a file.ogg
ARTIST=No One You Know
ALBUM=The Famous Album
See http://xiph.org/vorbis/doc/v-comment.html for documentation on the Ogg Vorbis tag for-
mat, including a suggested list of canonical tag names.
Michael Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ralph Giles <email@example.com>
Christopher L Cheney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
oggenc(1), oggdec(1), ogg123(1), ogginfo(1)
Xiph.Org Foundation December 30, 2008 VORBISCOMMENT(1)