[Icecast-dev] Speex Support for Ices?

roger roger at eskimo.com
Mon Jul 16 17:24:18 PDT 2007

On Tue, 2007-07-17 at 00:42 +0100, Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves wrote:
> As far as I know, Speex works both within RTP encapsulation over UDP
> and Ogg streaming over TCP.
> Speex may not be as popular as Vorbis right now, but it is the
> ultimate voice codec and well suited for VoIP and podcasts.  Do not
> discard it only because of its lower popularity.  Speex will make a
> great combination with the <audio> element of HTML 5.

I would never discard a Vorbis related codec. :-)

> Although Speex achieves smaller sizes (and thus streaming it works
> faster) than Vorbis at different frequency bands, Speex is only for
> voice.  It would be awful for say a live concert recording, whereas
> Vorbis is well suited for general audio, especially music and would be
> the appropriate format to choose for such case.

The device I'm streaming is "voice only" (radio scanner).

My only real issue right now is latency and the fact Ices doesn't encode
into Speex yet. :-/

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Mon Jul 16 17:24:13 PDT 2007

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