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about waveform interpolation

Started by rejoicenana January 16, 2002
hello all:
I have a question.My boss want me to design a codec using waveform
interpolation at 600bit/s, Can you give me some useful advise?
Do you think that it can be done?
thanks in advance!



It can certainly be done - I think it is more a question of sound quality
(intelligibility / speaker recognition / artifacts). At 600bps I doubt you will
achieve speaker recognition.

There are a few papers floating around for waveform codecs around the
1200-600bps range, but the lowest rate standard codec I've heard of is half rate
MELP, which comes in at 1200bps. I don't know of any full implementations which
go lower. From what I've seen so far, waveform codecs seem to be on an
approximate par with LPC based codecs.

If its a commercial project, I would suggest you propose 1200bps or less - which
it totally achievable. If you hit 600bps, all the better - but don't waste too
much engineering time assuming 600bps until you actually hit the rate.

Peter