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OPUS is a new codec from the Xiph guys who are behind the Vorbis and Theora projects. http://www.opus-codec.org/ OPUS is a low delay royalty-free open source lossy audio codec which was initially developed for telecommunication purposes but as it turned out it's very good for archiving and streaming purposes aswell. It can be used to encode music, speech and mixed content. It's actually two codecs integrated into one: CELT (the pilot codec behind OPUS) and SILK (originally used by Skype for speech encoding). It can target bitrates from 6kbps to 510kbps and has VBR and CBR modes. Tests shows that Opus easily outperforms HE-AAC at 64kbps (http://people.xiph.o...eg/opus/ha2011/) and scales very well with bitrate. It also has a very good error correction mechanism for streaming. The codec just became an IETF standard and the latest Foobar beta now includes a decoder built in. There's an exp branch which focuses on optimizing the quality (similar to aoTuV by Vorbis). I think it would be a very cool addition to Poweramp to support this codec. It is embedded system friendly; as i know there's already an integer only decoder available in the source package. What do you think? HydrogenAudio guys are very excited about the codec http://www.hydrogena...showtopic=86580
It's not really a "feature request" but rather a request to add OPUS, which is an Internet standard per RFC 6716 to the list of supported audio codecs. In a few years OPUS will replace all other lossy codecs (VORBIS, AAC etc) due to its efficiency and open source licensing scheme. Please update Poweramp as soon as possible.