Over the old voice codec
Well... not quite switching, as both are still avalable, but anyone who has steam look at the dedicated server changelog, as a new voice codec, speex
is now an option for CS.
Speex is part of the Xiph media set, including OGG Vorbis (better than mp3 free music codec), Icecast (for streaming), flac (for lossless compressino of music), and theora (for video)
Xiph aims to create a whole multimedia set which is free to licence and use and is of very high quality and from what i've seen Speex will offer superior quality for less bandwidth (as low as 4kbps/sec) And it seems that the HL server settings allow for the quality to be set from 1-5:
1- 6 bytes/frame, 2400bps
2- 15 bytes/frame, 6000bps
3- 20 bytes/frame, 8000bps
4- 28 bytes/frame, 11200bps
5- 38 bytes/frame, 15200bps
I was wondering how long it would take HL to switch to this.
|QUOTE (Geminosity @ Aug 1 2005, 07:31 PM)|
|depot that joke was so bad I lost 30hp :p|