[vorbis] bitrate peeling

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at mindspring.com
Thu Nov 7 12:53:05 PST 2002

On Thu, 7 Nov 2002, Christian.Buchner wrote:

> > I'd hate to act lame or something, but what exactly is bitrate peeling?
> Shop for a HUGE onion. [That is an Ogg file encoded with -q 10. ]
> After having paid for it  you notice it does not fit into your
> basket. You start tearing off the outer layers until it fits
> [ you peel the Ogg File ]
> Now you'll have a smaller onion and you didn't even need to shop
> for a new one [ i.e. no need to re-encode the file with -q 5 ]

theoretically, though, can you restore what you peel to get the
original quality back in a lossless way?  that is, in any of the
other audio formats?


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