[linux-audio-announce] [vorbis-dev] liboggz-0.8.3

Conrad Parker conrad at metadecks.org
Fri May 21 03:24:03 EDT 2004

Oggz 0.8.3 Release

liboggz is a C library providing a simple programming interface for reading
and writing Ogg files and streams. Ogg is an interleaving data container
developed by Monty at Xiph.Org, originally to support the Ogg Vorbis audio

This release is available as a source tarball at:


New in this release:

	* Theora header parsing updated for Theora alpha3
	* fixes for win32 build procedure
	* improved API documentation for seeking, OGGZ_AUTO and OggzIO

About Oggz

Oggz comprises liboggz and the command-line tools oggzdump and oggzdiff.

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.

	* Developed and tested on GNU/Linux, Darwin/MacOSX and Win32. May
	work on other Unix-like systems via GNU autoconf. For Win32: nmake
	Makefiles, Visual Studio .NET 2003 solution files and Visual C++ 6.0
	workspace 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 and Annodex
	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:



The Oggz source tarball also contains the following command-line tools,
which are useful for debugging and testing Ogg bitstreams:

	* oggzdump: Hexdump packets of an Ogg file, or revert an Ogg file
	from such a hexdump.

	* oggzdiff: Hexdump the packets of two Ogg files and output
	differences Oggz is Free Software, available under a BSD-style


Oggz is Free Software, available under a BSD style license.

More information is available online at the Oggz homepage:


enjoy :)

Conrad Parker
Senior Software Engineer, Continuous Media Web, CSIRO Australia
http://www.annodex.net/   http://www.ict.csiro.au/cmweb/
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