vorbiscomment - edits Ogg Vorbis comments


vorbiscomment [-l] file.ogg vorbiscomment -a [ -c commentfile | -t “tag=value” ] [-q] in.ogg [out.ogg] vorbiscomment -w [ -c commentfile | -t “tag=value” ] [-q] in.ogg [out.ogg]


vorbiscomment reads, modifies, and appends Ogg Vorbis audio file metadata tags.


-a Append comments.
-c commentfile Take comments from a file. The file is the same format as is output by the the -l option: one element per line in ’tag=value’ format.
-h Show command help.
-l List the comments in the ogg vorbis file.
-q Quiet mode. No messages are displayed.
-t ’tag=value’ Specify a new tag on the command line. Each tag is given as a single string. The part before the ’=’ is treated as the tag name and the part after as the value.
-w Replace comments with the new set given either on the command line with -t or from a file with -c.


To just see what comment tags are in a file:

vorbiscomment -l file.ogg

To edit those comments:

vorbiscomment -l file.ogg > file.txt [edit the comments in file.txt to your statisfaction] vorbiscomment -w -c file.txt file.ogg newfile.ogg

To simply add a comment:

vorbiscomment -a -t ’ARTIST=No One You Know’ file.ogg newfile.ogg


See for documentation on the Ogg Vorbis tag format, including a suggested list of canonical tag names.


Program Authors:
 Michael Smith <> Ralph Giles <>

Manpage Author:
 Christopher L Cheney <>

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