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create Kate streams from text input


kateenc [-hVM] [-o outfile] [-l language] [-c category] [-s serial] [-C tag=value] [-R threshold] [-K threshold] -t filetype [ infile ]


kateenc creates Kate streams from input files (SubRip SRT subtitles, LRC lyrics, and libkate's custom description language). When saved to an Ogg stream (the default behavior), a Kate stream may then be merged with other Ogg streams (eg, a Theora video) using the oggz tools.



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Allow simple HTML-like markup in SRT files. If this parameter is used, strings such as "<i>" will be interpreted to mean italics, rather than appear as such. Note that various players interpret a slightly different set of HTML tags, and some do not.

-o outfile

Write the output Kate stream to the given file name (writes to stdout if not specified).

-l language

Sets the language for the stream (default is the language specified in the input, or none).

-c category

Sets the category for the stream (default is the category specified in the input, or none).

-s serial

Sets the serial number for the output Kate stream (does not apply to raw streams).

-C tag=value

Adds a comment to encode into the output Kate stream. The comment must be of the form tag=value, and comply with the Vorbis comment rules (eg, tag is composed of a particular subset of ASCII characters, and value is valid UTF-8). Note that you might have to escape or quote the comment for it to be seen as a single command line parameter.

-t filetype

Specifies the type of the input (srt, lrc, kate)

-R threshold

Use repeat packets, with the given threshold (in seconds). Data packets will be repeated at intervals of roughly threshold seconds, while active.

-K threshold

Use keepalive packets, with the given threshold (in seconds). Keepalive packets will be emitted when no other packet has been emitted for roughly threshold seconds.


Create a Kate stream for Welsh subtitles from a SubRip file:

   kateenc -t srt -l cy -c SUB -o output.ogg input.srt

See Also

katedec(1), katalyzer(1)

Referenced By

katalyzer(1), katedec(1), oggenc(1).

13 october 2010 libkate 0.4.1