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The Ogg Video Tools  oggSplit & oggJoin  

Using oggSplit

An ogg video file (with extension .ogv) usually consist of an audio and a video stream. The command line tool oggSplit disjoins these streams into seperate files. This is also often called demultiplexing.

The synopsis of the command is very simple:

# oggSplit <inputfile.ogv>

After that you have all embedded files of this input file with the following naming:

All files are fully playable with your favoured video or audio player (except the streams, that are uninterpreted).

 

Using oggJoin

The command line tool oggJoin merges an ogg audio (vorbis) and an ogg video (theora) file into one single ogg file. This is often also called multiplexing.

The synopsis of this command is:

# oggJoin outputfile.ogv inputVideo.ogv inputAudio.ogg

This command will create the file "outputfile.ogv" which consists of the video stream in file inputVideo.ogv and the audio stream in file inputAudio.ogg.

As oggJoin uses it's own timestamp creation method, both streams start exactly at start time '0'. This is always the case even if the original files started at a different time (due to internal timing information). So the video and audio streams are always synchronized.

In case of other stream types  (other than theora or vorbis), there is actually (as of version 0.8) no timing interpreter available. So you can not use these streams for multiplexing.