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Re: Bug#682010: [mumble] Communication failures due to CELT codec library removal

On Monday, July 23, 2012 13:16:55, Ron wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 03:38:44PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Maybe that is true for the gamers, but when I asked I didn't get
> any confirmation that this was what the problem they saw was - so
> I'm guessing a bit here, based mostly on the knowledge of what the
> codecs themselves are capable of.
> I am actually likewise curious to understand this better if that's
> not the reason.  It's not surprising celt can sound better, but it
> is quite surprising if speex actually sounds Bad.  And for people
> just talking, and who pay for their traffic by the MB, or who only
> have a low bandwidth pipe, celt may not be the best choice for them
> at all anyway.

I seem to recall that the early versions of Mumble that I used defaulted to 
using Speex.  I seem to remember it sounding sort of like "a so-so cellphone 
connection", sort of like the person(s) on the other side sounded like they 
might be slightly underwater.  i.e. "works but not great", whereas CELT sounds 
very clear [as does Opus].  I can't be positive about this though because I 
might be mixing this memory up with my memories of other VoIP packages I've 
used over the years, so I'm likewise curious to hear what Speex sounds like 

  -- Chris

Chris Knadle

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