[sugar] Re: Compressed speech for voice overs?
Sun Dec 17 10:07:25 EST 2006
Ogg vorbis is for music. The vorbis faq recommends "speex" for speech:
Speex can be embedded in Ogg:
- Bert -
On Dec 17, 2006, at 15:55 , Alan Kay wrote:
> Hi Jim --
> Squeak has some very low bitrate codecs just for speech that we did
> years ago that are much more compressed than mp3 (by a lot). I'm
> wondering whether ogg has something similar and special just for
> human voice (non-singing)? This could make a big difference wrt the
> limited storage of XO.
> At 05:59 AM 12/17/2006, Jim Gettys wrote:
>> Ogg vorbis it is. Patent unencumbered, and reputedly better than
>> MP3 at
>> the same bitrate.
>> - Jim
>> On Sun, 2006-12-17 at 05:03 -0800, Alan Kay wrote:
>> > Hi Folks --
>> > I'm not sure how voice-overs will be used in the general XO UI, but
>> > we are planning to make heavy use of them, especially in the
>> > introductory Etoys projects. Squeak has a variety of speech and
>> > audio codecs, but the general open source software community might
>> > have better ones (less space, higher quality).
>> > For example, I heard a rumor that ogg might be put on the XO.
>> One of
>> > the ogg codecs might be better for speech than ours. Anyone up
>> on the
>> > current plan here?
>> > Cheers,
>> > Alan
>> Jim Gettys
>> One Laptop Per Child
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