Cellphones and Audio (was Ghost Click, though I got no idea why)

Joel jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Thu May 3 18:03:11 UTC 2012

On 5/3/12 10:29 , Jay Ashworth wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Adam Atkinson" <ghira at mistral.co.uk>
>> Well, just the above seems like enough that you'd think there'd be more
>> (justified) grumbling that thanks to a choice made many many decades ago
>> it's harder to distinguish young or female speakers than it is adult
>> male ones. Maybe there is and I've just not noticed it. Is this one of
>> the things pushing adoption of higher bandwidth audio codecs? (My guess:
>> no.)
> Not directly, I don't think, no.  I suspect it's merely "why not?"

wideband codecs carry music a lot better.

the can have considerably more dynamic range than you can expect from an
8 bit pcm mulaw encoding (about 45bB). that helps a lot in the speaker
phone situation.

if you have the opportunity to compare pstn and mp3 recordings of the
same meeting like I do on occasion the difference is considerable.

> Cheers,
> -- jra

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