Articles by Jean-Marc Valin
The Opus audio codec just got another major upgrade with the release of version 1.2, bringing many speech and music quality improvements, especially at low bitrates.
On January 18th, France Telecom filed an IPR disclosure against Opus citing a single patent under non-royalty free terms. This raises a key question – what impact does this have on Opus? A close evaluation indicates that it has no impact on the Opus specification in any way. Summary: A careful reading of the FT […]
In a great victory for open standards, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has just standardized Opus as RFC 6716. Opus is the first state of the art, free audio codec to be standardized. We think this will help us achieve wider adoption than prior royalty-free codecs like Speex and Vorbis. This spells the beginning […]