Upgrade Spotify to use Opus Codec

I'm not expecting this anytime soon. This would take a massive effort, but upgrading would use less resources.

 

Opus Codec is the next generation Ogg Vorbis.

 

Read this article for more info about how this would improve Spotify:

 

http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2012/10/ogg-vorbis-next-generation-opus-codec-could-improve-spotify.h...

 

http://www.opus-codec.org

 

http://www.opus-codec.org/comparison/

 

Excerpt from article:

 

On top of that, Opus Codec has been through the Internet Engineering Task Force standardization process. So the door should be open for Spotify to switch to it and start using less working memory on your phone --- and, if the chart is accurate, maybe sounding a little better too.

 

 

Comparison: 

 Comparison

 

Thanks, SuperFlue!


Update: This idea has been submitted again here:
https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/All-Platforms-Use-Opus-codec-instead-of-OGG-Vorbis/idi-p...

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Comments
Peter__
Community Legend

Got to admit, reading the background information on this it does look very appealing!

 

Peter

wiak
Newbie

check out the bitrate scalability without any distortion demo at http://opus-codec.org/examples/

will make streaming both cheaper and better quality on 3G

 

its now a IETF standard, it will be used in WebRTC too

adworacz
Newbie

This needs to happen ASAP. Plus, with Opus Audio being royalty free, its free for Spotify to switch over.

Lynx_TWO
Newbie

I agree this should happen.  Since OPUS is royalty free and open source, it will only continue to get better.  Plus, lets face it, Spotify sounds like crap on the iPhone since it only supports AAC...

PieterDeBruijn
Newbie

Is there any news/progress on this issue?

user-removed
Not applicable

Opus 1.1.1 beta is out with code optimizations. 

Rock Star 28
Rock Star 28
Status changed to: Inactive Idea


Update: This idea has been submitted again here:
https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/All-Platforms-Use-Opus-codec-instead-of-OGG-Vorbis/idi-p...

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