best archiver? (for music)

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Sat Mar 14 00:36:34 PDT 2009

> There is a special codec for speech. You'll find it the
> audio/speex port. From the pkg-descr:

actually i use it with asterisk - at about 15kbps (VBR) there are audible 
differences between this and standard 64kbps a-law - but the differences 
are POSITIVE - speech sounds clearer!

>  The Speex is a patent-free, Open Source/Free Software voice codec.
>  Unlike other codecs like MP3 and Ogg Vorbis, Speex is designed to
>  compress voice at bitrates in the 2-45 kbps range.  Possible
>  applications include VoIP, Internet audio streaming, archiving of
>  speech data (e.g. voice mail), and audio books. In some sense, it is
>  meant to be complementary to the Ogg Vorbis codec.
> This might perform better at compressing lectures.
> Roland
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> R.F.Smith                         
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