[vorbis] Ogg Vorbis and Bitrate
jonof at dingoblue.net.au
Wed Sep 19 23:58:00 PDT 2001
Bit-measurements have always been expressed as powers of 10 (ie. kilobit
== 1000 bit, megabit == 1000000 bit, etc). Byte-measurements have
always been expressed as powers of 2 (ie. kilobyte == 1024 bytes,
megabyte == 1048576 bytes). It would be best to pick a convention and
stick to it regardless of whether it's right or wrong otherwise there
really will be confusion. Just look at the US and British
interpretations of a "billion" dollars. A billion dollars US is a
thousand-million dollars (usually) British. Frankly, if it works, why
Jay Sprenkle wrote:
>>On Sun, Sep 09, 2001 at 04:56:21PM -0400, Sterling Windmill wrote:
>>>In Ogg Vorbis, does one kilobit equal 1000 bits, or 1024 bits?
>>Kilobit is 1000 bits
>>Kilobyte is 1024 bits
>>Always (at least I really hope so!)
> I assume you had a typo above, and you meant:
> Kilobit is 1000 bits
> Kilobyte is 1024 BYTEs
> I've heard lots of discussion about it,
> but what I was taught in school was kilo
> was greek for 1000. In most usages "kilo XXX"
> means "1000 of XXX". In electronics terms
> I understand we use it collectively wrong
> from a linguistic accuracy point of view
> and define it as a power of 2, or 1024.
> I was not aware that anyone was defining
> it differently for bits vs bytes:
> kilo means 1000 for bits, 1024 for bytes.
> Who came up with that, and can we start
> stomping it out as quickly as possible?
> We really need more absurd inconsistant
> rules in the world.
> Do You Yahoo!?
> Get your free @yahoo.com address at http://mail.yahoo.com
> --- >8 ----
> List archives: http://www.xiph.org/archives/
> Ogg project homepage: http://www.xiph.org/ogg/
> To unsubscribe from this list, send a message to 'vorbis-request at xiph.org'
> containing only the word 'unsubscribe' in the body. No subject is needed.
> Unsubscribe messages sent to the list will be ignored/filtered.
After a number of decimal places, nobody gives a damn.
jonof at edgenetwk.com - ICQ 17263235
Edge Network: Gaming with an Edge!
--- >8 ----
List archives: http://www.xiph.org/archives/
Ogg project homepage: http://www.xiph.org/ogg/
To unsubscribe from this list, send a message to 'vorbis-request at xiph.org'
containing only the word 'unsubscribe' in the body. No subject is needed.
Unsubscribe messages sent to the list will be ignored/filtered.
More information about the Vorbis