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OGMCAT(1)			 User Commands			     OGMCAT(1)

NAME
       ogmcat -	Concatenate several OGG/OGM files into one big OGG/OGM file

SYNOPSIS
       ogmcat [options]	-o outname inname1 [inname2 [inname3 ...]]

DESCRIPTION
       ogmcat  does NOT	work at	the moment. It is work in progress. I included
       it just out of laziness (otherwise I'd have to remove it	from the Make-
       file/configure stuff prior to releasing this version).

       ogmcat  can  be	used to	concatenate several OGG/OGM files into one big
       file if they are	of the same type. For a	more in-depth description  re-
       fer to the LIMITATIONS section.

       -o, --output outname
	      Output to	'outname'.

       inname1
	      Use 'inname1', 'inname2' etc as the sources.

       -m, --manualsync	n
	      Specifies	 a  manual sync	value in ms that will be added to each
	      stream's presentation timestamps along with the value calculated
	      by  the  chosen  sync algorithm (see the -s option). This	option
	      can be used for each input file although it  has	no  effect  if
	      used for the first one as	well.

       -s, --sync nr
	      Uses  sync mode nr. Valid	values are 0 - 4. The default value is
	      shown on ogmcat's	help screen.

       -n, --nosafetychecks
	      Disable the safety checks	made prior to the  concatenating.  The
	      resulting	 file  may  be unplayable. See the LIMITATIONS section
	      for further details.

       -v, --verbose
	      Be verbose and show each OGG packet.  Can	be used	twice  to  in-
	      crease verbosity.

       -h, --help
	      Show this	help.

       -V, --version
	      Show version information.

LIMITATIONS
       Concatenating streams is	difficult at the best and might	even be	impos-
       sible.  Therefore ogmcat	makes  very  strict  comparisons  between  the
       streams contained in the	input files. The checks	done include:

       *      general:	All streams with the same serial number	must be	of the
	      same type	(video,	audio, Vorbis audio or text streams).

       *      general: If a stream exists in one file it  must	in  the	 other
	      files as well.

       *      video  streams:  The  codec  FourCC,  width, height and FPS must
	      match.

       *      Vorbis streams: The sample rate and the number of	channels  must
	      match.

       *      other  audio streams: The	codec ID, sample rate, bits per	sample
	      and number of channels must match.

       *      text/subtitle streams: The 'time unit' must match.

       The user	can forcefully override	the last four checks with the  -n  pa-
       rameter.	The checks marked as 'general' cannot be overridden this way.

       Audio/video  synchronization might not be ok in the resulting file even
       if the source files were	perfectly in sync.  The	 user  can  experiment
       with the	-s parameter which causes ogmcat to use	slightly different al-
       gorithms	for calculating	the granulepos values for the audio  and  text
       streams.	The range of valid parameters will be printed on ogmcat's help
       screen.

       If none of the synchronization algorithms provided works	correctly then
       the  user  can  also manually add a synchronization offset using	the -m
       option for each input file.

AUTHOR
       ogmcat was written by Moritz Bunkus <moritz@bunkus.org>.

SEE ALSO
       ogmmerge(1), ogminfo(1),	ogmdemux(1), ogmsplit(1), dvdxchap(1)

WWW
       The     newest	  version     can     always	 be	 found	    at
       <http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/ogmtools/>
       <http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/ogmtools/>

ogmcat v1.5			 November 2004			     OGMCAT(1)

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