[Speex-dev] Quality vs. Bitrate vs. Complexity

Jean-Marc Valin jean-marc.valin at usherbrooke.ca
Sat Apr 3 13:35:41 PDT 2010

Quality and bit-rate are different ways of specifying exactly the same 
thing. Complexity is orthogonal.


On 2010-04-03 08:28, Randy Yates wrote:
> Jean-Marc: I know you're seeing these - how about a response?
> --Randy
> Randy Yates<yates at ieee.org>  writes:
>> If I understand these terms correctly, you cannot specify simultaneously
>> all three, e.g., high quality, low bitrate, and low complexity.
>> It seems that specifying any two implies the third.  For example,
>> specifying a high quality and low bitrate will necessarily require a
>> high complexity.
>> Am I correct? If not, can someone please explain how these parameters
>> interact?

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