radio sample rates.

Christopher Woods christopher at
Sun Mar 15 15:55:04 PDT 2015

On 2015-03-15 22:23, Tris wrote:
> I'm not sure if this is connected but two or three weeks ago I was
> still on v2.89 (I think) and all radio downloading suddenly became
> unavailable.
> Things all started working again after I updated to 2.91 which had
> all the changes in it for the upcoming changes to BBC streaming
> methods (which had obviously just happened when things stopped for
> me).
> Maybe this change to BBC methods is also when the file rates became 
> 48k for you?
> Tris

Audio Factory encodes at the audio's native 48 kHz; this is what the 
stations operate at internally. 44.1 kHz was a legacy thing and to be 
honest was unnecessary; after stations went all-digital at 48 kHz it 
effectively gave us three resampling steps (48 -> 44.1 -> 48).

Now we have zero additional resampling steps (save for anything like 
commercial music, which will have been resampled once from 44.1 kHz 
source to 48 kHz).

Don't get confused with the HLS bit rates (of which 48 kbps - 48 
Kilobits per second - is one). :-)


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