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Opus and podcasts

I'm wondering if Opus offers any clear advantage for podcasts.  I listen to a lot of podcasts and am wondering, other than better quality at lower bitrates, if Opus would offer other advantages.

Opus and podcasts

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I'm wondering if Opus offers any clear advantage for podcasts.  I listen to a lot of podcasts and am wondering, other than better quality at lower bitrates, if Opus would offer other advantages.


As my primary playback device for speech audio is a Rockbox-ed Clip Zip, I've been using Opus for speech audio for a while now.  I even transcode podcasts from low bitrate mono MP3 to even-lower bitrate Opus (~32 to ~48 kbps) since I've found that's the threshold for avoiding quality degradation.

Opus and podcasts

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Forgot to add - as a result of using Opus over MP3 in this way, file size savings are about 25%; which, of course, is advantageous for download/file transfer.

Opus and podcasts

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Seamless mode switching could allow mixed content podcasts with high fidelity stereo music and low bitrate mono or stereo speech and perhaps speech overlaid on incidental music at moderate quality. It could lessen the bandwidth costs of hosting them. However, at the moment, it would need the segments to be encoded separately and concatenated to achieve targeted bitrates that vary so much.
Dynamic – the artist formerly known as DickD

 
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