IETF standardizes Opus for flexible online audio

Opus backers argue the codec provides better sound quality and spans a much wider range of network conditions and audio needs.


The Internet Engineering Task Force has standardized the Opus audio compression technology as RFC 6716.

The move paves the way for much broader use of Opus for anything from playing music to online voice chats. Opus is what’s called a codec because it defines how to encode and decode a stream of data for more efficient storage or transmission.

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