BBC launches a high-quality audio stream - Radio Intelligence

BBC launches a high-quality audio stream

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The BBC plans to launch HD Sound for online radio with a bit rates of 320kbps a far more modern compression than DAB’s MP2.

This high-quality audio stream, unrelated to the HD Radio system used in American digital broadcasting, will offer higher bit rates and improved encoding to produce better sound quality, also offered a wider dynamic range, accentuating the difference in volume between quiet and loud sounds.

HD radio will be incorporated into the BBC’s iPlayer and Radioplayer as the technology develops.

BBC says it’s investigating ways to make better quality broadcasts available to international listeners.

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