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The wonderful world of voice codecs

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Jan 23, 2019 10:48:00 AM

Demystifying codecs, part 2

Different VoIP codecs digitize sound differently. Knowing which codec to use for a given application will allow you to better optimize your telephony implementations.

In this article, we examine the most commonly used codecs for VoIP, including the the G.711, G.729, G.722, G.726, iLBC and Opus codecs, and identify the situations for which each one is best suited.

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Topics: VoIP, codecs

Demystifying codecs, part 1: Digitizing the human voice

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Jan 9, 2019 10:48:00 AM

Understanding how codecs work

One of the most abstract attributes of Voice over IP (VoIP) is the codec. We may wonder which codec to use in a given situation. Of course, there are general industry guidelines that help us make such decisions, but it can be unnerving to blindly follow recommendations without knowing why. For example, why should G.729 be preferred over the G.711 codec for WAN links? Why should I use G.722 when I don’t have an issue with bandwidth? What are the advantages of iLBC and Opus over the G series of codecs and when should I use them?

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Topics: VoIP, codecs

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