[vorbis] low sampling rate

Geoff Shang gshang at uq.net.au
Sun Sep 23 22:20:29 PDT 2001

On Sun, 23 Sep 2001, SyP wrote:

> Hello,
> is somebody working on a good low-sampling rate / low-bitrate mode?
> I encoded today a mono/16KHz/16bit WAV (a TV-talkshow), using OggDrop.
> The quality of the '64kbps' mode was unacceptable, so I had to use
> '80kbps' mode. The bitrate averages around 42 kbps, which I found a
> bit high for this quality. In your opinion, what bitrate should I
> expect as Vorbis matures? 24 kbps?

hmmm.  Did it actually encode in mono?  In my very informal testing, I got
about 20kbps using 64kbps mode, so you should be able to get 24kbps or
thereabouts for 80kbps mode.  The 42kbps sounds about right for 16khz
stereo, I got 36kbps for lowest possible bitrate.


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