[Music] Use Opus Codec instead of OGG Vorbis

Many users are currently complaining about the sound quality of Spotify. A new open-source codec called Opus is available and it may improve the sound quality on the same bitrate to improve extreme quality for premium users. Also, when Spotify will already use the codec, they can reduce the bitrate of the normal quality without reducing the sound quality. It is great for reducing bandwidth use and making songs faster to load. It will also make the users who use old versions be discouraged to use the old app. A comparison of Opus to other codecs is in this link https://www.opus-codec.org/comparison/ . Examples are here http://opus-codec.org/examples/ .

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Updated: 2016-01-27

Hey folks, currently we have no plans to switch to Opus. This idea will remain open for kudos even with the 'Not Right Now' status and we'll continue to bring your feedback to the teams here at Spotify, thanks!



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Rock Star 28
Rock Star 28
Status changed to: New Idea
Updated: 2015-09-18

Marked as new idea.
This idea is a re-post of this inactive idea.



slurmslurper
Casual Listener

Unless is is significantly more CPU intensive (thus battery draining on mobile devices) I can't see why this would not be a good idea going forward.

karupi
Newbie

According to the "2014 public multiformat listening test" on hydrogenaudio, Opus Codec beats Apple AAC and Ogg Vorbis on average (96 kbps).

 

 * Result: http://listening-test.coresv.net/results.htm
 * Discussion on Forum: https://www.hydrogenaud.io/forums/index.php?showtopic=109716

PieterDeBruijn
Newbie
Opus is not very CPU intensive as it was developed with mobile use in mind. Spotify should use it by default!
philippepparis
Casual Listener

That would be fantastic, I would reactivate my spotify subscription right away.

dirk2660
Newbie

In modern times of High-resolution music Spotify should follow this trend and not staying with low-resolution !

or at least giving the possibility for High-res music ....now it's only good for background music.

i am seriously thinking going to Tidal where the music is of CD quality and they are going to offer higher resolutions too.

greetings,

 

Community Manager
Community Manager
Status changed to: Not Right Now
Updated: 2016-01-27

Hey folks, currently we have no plans to switch to Opus. This idea will remain open for kudos even with the 'Not Right Now' status and we'll continue to bring your feedback to the teams here at Spotify, thanks!



battant22
Music Fan

Hello,

I would like use spotify with a free audio codec.

Could spotify implement a ogg or FLAC option ?

Best regards

battant22

user-removed
Not applicable

@battant22 I believe Spotify already uses vorbis which is a free audio codec ;)

battant22
Music Fan

Hello,

 

ok how could I set ogg as default codec ?

 

Thanks for your answer

 

Best regards

 

Battant22