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Subject: Re: Vorbis metadata

Re: Vorbis metadata

From: Dave Chapman <>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 11:05:10 +0100 wrote:
> Hi,
> I've looked a little at how to get the interesting Ogg Vorbis metadata. One fairly
> simple solution is to use the vorbisfile functions in Tremor. By default,
> that would mean bringing in all of Tremor into the main rockbox build, which
> isn't quite what we want, I guess... :) However, by adding some defines,
> it is possible to remove all of the codebooks and the decoding engine, so
> that only (most of) vorbisfile.c, framing.c, info.c and bitwise.c are needed.
> Getting all the needed information should be easy then (with the exception
> of the sample count, which I don't know if it's needed).
> Would this be an acceptable solution? Should I look further at it? As it
> is now, I have a simple Win32 build that works...

Any patches in that direction would be very welcome. There is already
an initial implementation of a basic Ogg parser in the apps/metadata.c
file - this was written without reference to the Tremor sources, but
does (hopefully) find the correct sample count (which is very important
if you want the correct track length to be displayed).

The important issue to consider is the requirement for Rockbox to use as
little memory as possible. I haven't looked at the Tremor
implementation of tag parsing, but we need a streamlined parser that has
very minimal memory usage.

By all means reuse code already in Tremor, but it may be a better idea
to copy and paste into new source files, rather than using the source

Received on 2005-06-20

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