[vorbis-dev] Re: Re: How is 6 channels coupling made?

Moritz Grimm gtgbr at gmx.net
Tue Sep 10 03:46:45 PDT 2002

ChristianHJW wrote:
> > Just curious: is there any channel coupling when encoding 2ch (stereo) ?
> Of course there is, depending on q level. For q > 5 lossy mode is disabled,
> thats why from 4.99 to 5.0 there is a rather huge jump in bitrate. There are

You're talking 1.0 RC3. With the 1.0 release the
point-of-lossless-stereo-coupling went up to -q 6. Any huge bitrate
jumps have been ironed out, so picking -q 5.99 (analogue to the popular
-q 4.99 of RC3) doesn't result in significantly lower bitrates anymore.

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