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.
[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, 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 list of codecs found in one or more files and their bitstreams. 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 /.
The latest version is 1.1.1, released Apr 29 2010.
- Debian: apt-get install oggz-tools
- Fedora: yum install liboggz
- Gentoo: emerge liboggz
- Windows binaries
GitYou can check out the current development code with:
You can also browse this repository online: https://git.xiph.org/?p=liboggz.git;a=summary.$ git clone git://git.xiph.org/liboggz.git
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.