[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] microphone recording quality

From: Andrew J. Barr andrew.james.barr at gmail.com
Date: Thu Oct 12 23:59:26 EEST 2006
On Thursday 12 October 2006 16:49, Michael Wiktowy wrote:

> I think iLBC is turned specifically for voice recording and is a very
> common codec used in VoIP because of this. The codec is free as in beer but
> not free as in speech.
> See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilbc

I was referring to patents, I think the situation is similar to MPEG and MP3. 
But looking at the Wikipedia article it looks like you might have problems 
with their reference source code being considered free software as well. 
Maybe there's an independent free software implementation somewhere, kind of 
like Avahi for mDNS/DNS-SD.

It doesn't matter too much to me, however, because I accidentally used it on 
my first trial of the Maemo Recorder software and the quality was horrible. 
With a 1 GB MMC card I don't want to sacrifice anything I don't need to.

> I am always baffled by the lack of support of ogg speex and vorbis in the
> 770 apps though.

I would use vorbis for recording lectures, for sure, but unfortunately my 
portable MP3 player does not support it. :(

Andrew Barr

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