Opus 1.3 Released - One Of The Leading Lossy Open-Source Audio Codecs
Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 18 October 2018 at 02:35 PM EDT. 44 Comments
The busy release date continues with Mozilla/Xiph.Org announcing the release of the Opus 1.3 audio codec.

Opus 1.3 features improvements to allow using SILK with bitrates down to around 5kb/s, wideband encoding down to 9kb/s, improved Ambisonics support, better security hardening, a new speech/music detector, and more.

Learn more about Opus 1.3 at hacks.mozilla.org.
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