This doesn't have much new compared to my posts from this weekend, but here they are ordered and coherent.
I also posted some audio samples: http://ajroach42.com/floppycast-examples/
Keep in mind that both samples will sound pretty much horrific, but also that each sample is around 100kb for more than a minute of audio.
I prefer the Opus file to the mp3 file, as it's a little less muddy during speech (but ruins music.)
@ajroach42 POTS audio is only 64Kbps, uncompressed. I'm surprised modern compression can't get way better than that.
@tek Oh, we can. If you want to devote some serious power to playback, stuff like Codec 2 can apparently deliver pretty stunning results.
And VoIP codecs can do some pretty interesting stuff, too, but none of those play back on vintage hardware.
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