Questions tagged [decoder]

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What is the difference between Vorbis and Opus?

I would like to split up an audio stream (32bit floats) to chunks, encode them with a lossy compression and then decode it in the other side. I have no experience with audio codecs, so I started to ...
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How can I learn to write audio decoding software [closed]

I decided to write a decoding software. I have chosen to deal with Vorbis and Ogg first. I've read their specification for hours, and it is a brain-screw for me. The decoding involves using bitwise ...
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Are compressed audio files converted to raw pcm by audio players?

When audio players (like VLC, for example) play compressed audio files (like mp3, for instance), do they first convert them to pcm data (like in wav files) and then play it? It seems very logical to ...
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Inline M/S manipulation with Voxengo MSED

I have always heard, and agreed that it is best not to decode the M/S while recording to be able to do it properly in post. This extra step can be a bit time consuming just to be able to monitor for ...
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Looking for a good but cheap hardware mid-side decoder.

I currently have a DIY M-S decoder, which is very noisy and the stereo image is wrong. The mid is much lower than it should and the sides are overbearing. Basically, it is impossible for me to monitor ...