Add Rowetel's LGPL Codec2

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Add Rowetel's LGPL Codec2

Post by zaphodb777 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:02 am

I would like to see, especially for the sake of audio books, and logging radios, Rowetel's LGPL Codec2 added to the basic install of Audacity. Codec2 (.c2 files) has the best high compression for voice of any codec, and is purposefully unencumbered IP. It is also very popular in the amateur radio community, and error hardy.

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Thanks for your consideration!

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Re: Add Rowetel's LGPL Codec2

Post by steve » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:37 am

Codec2 looks interesting, but it also looks to be in early stages of development.

Is there a defined file format?
If there is a file format definition, has it been "frozen" yet?
Is a command-line encoder available?
What software currently supports Codec2? (how would end users play files that are encoded as Codec2?)
Is there a reference encoder/decoder implementation? (where?)
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