Ogg Vorbis 1.0 released

Thanks Prasanth and Quboid.

Ogg Vorbis is officially at 1.0!

This release especially focuses on low bitrate performance, both in the low-CD-quality range (64kbps-ish) as well as down into the depths of modem-rate streaming. We've also included some fundamental improvements to mid and high bitrate. Nowehere else can you find a codec that scales smoothly from 8kbps telco to more than 500 kbps super-fidelity stereo (and beyond into surround), and does so with this much sonic stability.

Ogg Vorbis is a fully Open, non-proprietary, patent-and-royalty-free, general-purpose compressed audio format for mid to high quality (8kHz-48.0kHz, 16+ bit, polyphonic) audio and music at fixed and variable bitrates from 16 to 128 kbps/channel. This places Vorbis in the same competitive class as audio representations such as MPEG-4 (AAC), and similar to, but higher performance than MPEG-1/2 audio layer 3, MPEG-4 audio (TwinVQ), WMA and PAC.

This is a full release of a 1.0 encoder, decoder and tool set. The encoder, decoder and tools now implement all Vorbis 1.0 specification features including low-bitrate, cascading and channel coupling.

Download: Ogg Vorbis 1.0


View: Ogg Vorbis 1.0 demo page (to listen to some comparisons)

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