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I usually tag Ogg Vorbis files with EasyTAG 2.1.7.

Now, I want to produce Ogg Opus files, and I'm not able to write tags into the file. EasyTAG bears about Ogg file not having a Vorbis or a Speex stream.

Another tools, such as lltag, spits messages like "Skipping this file with unknown type."

Some advice? Thanks.

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The opus standard is quite new and hasn't gained good support for tools yet. The opus stream is usually wrapped in ogg containers; when a program which us unaware of opus looks at the containers stream, it looks for the stream codecs it knows (usually vorbis or speex for audio).

The current state of support is stated on opus' Wikipedia page:

VLC version 2.04 is expected to get opus support, but it's not out yet.

I use wine with foobar2000 to tag opus files under linux, and it works well.

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Thanks, a very informative answer exposing current status of the opus support on Linux. I'll tags the files with foobar2000 by now :) – Jorge Suárez de Lis Oct 17 '12 at 13:42
The only thing this answer shows is a poor understanding of the actual question. Foobar indeed. A program that can edit tags doesn't have to be able to decode the streams in the container. By the way VLC 2.0.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 already plays Opus content. VLC != VLC package in Ubuntu. – LiveWireBT Oct 17 '12 at 19:45
Well VLC 2.0.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 (revision 2.0.2-93-g77aa89e) neither plays nor tags opus files for me. Have you tried? I was referring to Since the OP was obviously looking for an easy solution to tag opus files, I was just stating that I'm using foobar for that until native apps gain better support for that. I very much fail to understand the reason for the negative undertone in your comment. – phoibos Oct 17 '12 at 21:24
Sorry, I just realized that the oga files some podcasters have begun to publish are usual Vorbis files and real Opus files don't work as of now in precise. Though there was some confusion regarding MIME types and containers and all of sudden some oga files were published in places were I wouldn't expect them. – LiveWireBT Oct 18 '12 at 3:26

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