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Ogg can encapsulate various [[Sound|audio]] and [[Video|video]] formats: [[Vorbis]], [[FLAC]], [[Speex]], [[CELT]], [[Theora]], [[Dirac]]...
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 * [[http://plus24.com/mp3-howto/mp3-howto.html|Linux OGG and MP3 Howto]]

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This page describes some audio formats and how to use them in Debian


  1. Ogg
  2. mp3


  • Ogg is a free, open container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation. It is unrestricted by software patents and designed to provide for efficient streaming and manipulation of high-quality digital multimedia. The Ogg container format can multiplex a number of independent streams for audio, video, text (such as subtitles), and metadata.

Many programs in Debian support Ogg playback/recording. Use vorbis-tools for command line manipulation of Ogg files.

Ogg can encapsulate various audio and video formats: Opus Vorbis FLAC Speex CELT Theora Dirac


  • MP3 is an audio coding format for digital audio.

MP3 is a widely supported, lossy audio compression format with a lower compression ratio than Ogg.

  • Convert a mp3 to an audio CD track with mpg321: mpg321 --cdr my_track.cdr my_track.mp3

  • Convert all mp3 files to CD tracks: =1; for f in *.mp3; do mpg321 --cdr /tmp/$(printf %02d.cdr $i) "$f"; let i++; done

CategoryFileFormat | CategorySound