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    Editing Ogg Vorbis file information?

    Can it be done? I have a bunch of .oggs that are made by "Various Artists" that I would like to edit to the proper artist, but I can't find any programs to do this.

    Xmms can't do it, Freeamp can't do it, ogginfo can't do it (display, not edit...)

    This is driving me nuts!

    Thanks guys

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    Re: Editing Ogg Vorbis file information?

    Oops, nevermind. The tool I'm looking for is vorbiscomment.

    Thanks anyway

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    Re: Editing Ogg Vorbis file information?

    Not only that, but I wrote a script that will update your ogg comments based on the filename of the ogg (assumes that filename is in "Artist - Trackname.ogg" format):

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    # Written by Rob 'Feztaa' Park.
    # Email: feztaa at shaw dot ca
    # Version 0.1
    # Released under the GPL. For details, read this:
    # http://www.opensource.org/licenses/gpl-license.html 
    
    vorbiscommentpath="/usr/bin/vorbiscomment" # Where is vorbiscomment?
    
    # What to do should something go wrong.
    function you_fail() {
       echo "This script will fix the comment tags on your ogg files by taking what is in the filename,"
       echo "and using it as the artist/title information for the file. It assumes that your filename"
       echo "is in the format \"Artist - Title.ogg\". Just make sure that the filename is correct, and"
       echo "this script will do the rest!"
       echo
       echo "Usage: $0 \*.ogg"
       echo
       echo "You need to specify one argument, and it must be a filename. You can specify wildcards"
       echo "in the filename, such as the above example, which matches all ogg files in the current"
       echo "directory. You must escape (add a \ in front of) the * in order for this to work."
       echo 
       echo "For example, if you wanted to run this script on all Rammstein files in the current directory,"
       echo "you would do this:"
       echo
       echo "$0 Rammstein\*.ogg"
       echo
       echo "Or, if you wanted to run this on all the different remixes of Rammstein's Sonne in the current"
       echo "directory, you would do this:"
       echo
       echo "$0 \*Sonne\*.ogg"
       echo 
       echo "Questions, Comments, or bug reports to Rob 'Feztaa' Park (feztaa at shaw dot ca)."
       exit 1
    }
    
    # Do the actual update process.
    function update_vorbis() {
       artist=$(echo $i|cut -d '-' -f1) # The artist is the part before the -
       artist=$(echo $artist) # Cut off the trailing space from the artist name.
       title=$(echo $i|cut -d '-' -f2) # The title is the part after the -
       title=$(echo $title|cut -d '.' -f1) # Cut off the file extension (.ogg) from the title. Also gets rid of the leading space.
       echo -n "Working on: $i ... "
       $vorbiscommentpath -w "$i" -t "artist=$artist" -t "title=$title" && echo done! || echo failed!
    }
    
    # The user has given us no argument! He or she does not understand how this program works.
    if [ ! "$1" ]; then
       you_fail
    fi
    
    if [ ! -f "$1" ]; then
       # User has failed first file check. Either he used wildcards, or gave a bad file.
       for i in $1; do
          if [ ! -f "$i" ]; then
             # User has failed both file checks. This means he specified a nonexistant file.
             echo "File not found. Type \"$0 --help\" for more help."
             exit 1
          else
             # User has failed first check, but passed second. This means he used wildcards, and specified an existant file.
             # Continue working.
             update_vorbis
          fi
       done
    else
       # User has passed first check, but failed second. This means he did not use wildcards, but did specify an existant file.
       i=$1
       update_vorbis
    fi
    Hope you guys like it, it sure was useful for me. Now all I need is the exact same thing, but for MP3s

    (edit: just fixing typos)

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