Phoronix: Opus 1.1 Codec Now In Beta
The Opus lossy audio compression codec for real-time applications on the Internet that's comprised of the SILK and CELT codecs is now in beta form for version 1.1...
If it's the opus tools. no improvements to opus. Today I converted some mp3s in 180Kbps to opus in 48Kbps. Soon when I'll want to get rid of mp3 files I'll convert them to opus as Rhythmbox plays them and many more applications that I use. Soundconverter is my agent in this case
improvements or additions:
- surround encoding improvements
- Stereo Saving
- Dynamic allocation
- DC Rejection
- Unconstrained VBR
- Temporal VBR
more here: Opus update 20130712: 1.1 Beta Release
I personally LOVE the Opus codec, I really hope it takes over the world asap.
That's how I interpreted this excerpt from the mailing list
So the actual codec hasn't changed, but the encoders/decoders are smarter.both of these new releases are fully compatible with the Opus
specification in RFC 6716.
I heard it was best for low latency communication like VoIP/skype, but is it also better for things like streaming and local playback? I'm not really familiar with it but I would assume being specialized like that would result in better performance there and drawbacks in other applications.Originally Posted by HeavensRevenge