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Maik Musall
2005-07-04, 11:36
Hello,

I got my new SB2 a few days ago and installed the current slimserver.
Everything works fine, including ogg playback of straight ogg
recordings.

Ogg playback fails with "cannot open file" when I try to playback an ogg
file with id3 tags. Granted, the UNIX 'file' command shows it as

MP3 file with ID3 version 2.3.0 tag

but that's not true: it's ogg vorbis, and all other audio applications
like xmms have no problem playing it. The file is named .ogg.

Any hints or workarounds?

thanks
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radish
2005-07-04, 13:30
While xmms may be able to play it, I've never heard of ID3 being valid on an Ogg file, so I wouldn't be surprised if lots of apps had trouble playing it. My advice is to convert the ID3 to real Vorbis tags.

Maik Musall
2005-07-06, 05:59
Hi radish,

On Mon, Jul 04, 2005 at 01:30:26PM -0700, radish wrote:
> While xmms may be able to play it, I've never heard of ID3 being valid
> on an Ogg file, so I wouldn't be surprised if lots of apps had trouble
> playing it. My advice is to convert the ID3 to real Vorbis tags.

Thanks for that advice - perhaps my planning error, although the
application with which I made all the ogg files ("grip") didn't bother
doing so.

Vorbis tags are new to me, and a glance over the man pages of the vorbis
tools didn't reveal to me how to convert id3 tags to vorbis tags, can
you give me another hint where to look?

Thanks in advance
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Maik Musall <maik (AT) musall (DOT) de>
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radish
2005-07-06, 08:00
I'm not that up on linux tools for tagging, but vorbiscomment is the generic app for writing the tags (http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man1/vorbiscomment.1.html). If you're good with sed & awk that might be enough, otherwise one of these tools should be helpful : http://www.linuxlinks.com/Software/Multimedia/MP3/Tools/ID3_Tags/. Cantus (http://www.debain.org/?session=&site=2&project=3&cat=3) also looks promising.