Friday, January 27, 2012

Codec2 speech codec

Codec2 specs and samples here. What is remarkable is that it will work down to 1400 bit rate! Check out this YouTube video. Imagine a fairly robust DRM setting being used and then 4 or more voice channels with weather, traffic, news, what have you. WOW! Open source and ham radio friendly too! I'd love to see more development and implementation of this. The image from the video explains that 1 hour of voice fits on a 1.4M floppy!