SoundCloud Shoots Down Audio Quality Reduction Claims | Pitchfork

Posted: January 5, 2018 by realjdobypr in News

Reports surfaced today claiming SoundCloud had “drastically reduced” the overall audio quality of songs posted to its platform from 128kbps (MP3) to 64kbps (Opus). While the bitrate was reportedly decreased, the newly utilized Opus codec has been touted by Opus developers as superior to MP3s at lower bitrates. When contacted for comment, a representative for SoundCloud called claims of decreased quality “inaccurate.” “SoundCloud has not altered its approach to audio quality,” they continued. “We have been using the Opus codec (among others) since 2016, and we regularly test different combinations of encoding and streaming to offer listeners a quality experience on any device.”

Source: SoundCloud Shoots Down Audio Quality Reduction Claims | Pitchfork

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