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Suggestion: new Opus subforum in Lossy Codecs
jensend
post Dec 22 2012, 17:10
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A few of the reasons for a dedicated Opus subforum:
  • The vast majority of the posts in "Other Lossy Codecs" over the past year have been Opus-related.
  • Across the forums, overall, Opus-related posts clearly outnumber those related to several other codecs which have their own dedicated forums (Vorbis, MPC, WavPack), and the post traffic is comparable to that for the most popular codecs (MP3, AAC, FLAC).
  • Due to the RFC, the WebRTC MTI, the organizations backing it, etc it's clear Opus is not just a fad-of-the-day but is going to have some staying power.
  • NullC &co have had to keep repeating instructions and caveats for prospective testers and for those making and distributing builds. Collecting these in a sticky thread in an Opus forum would make these much more visible, lessen the need to keep repeating material and keep correcting the same misconceptions, and thus alleviate frustrations.
  • With a dedicated subforum, I think people would be more inclined to start new threads for new Opus-related discussions, which is more manageable than when tons of tangentially-related discussions are all packed into one >500 post thread.
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polemon
post Jan 3 2013, 04:04
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I too agree, finding relevant information in the threads of "other lossy codecs" is quite difficult. As someone who's developing for embedded applications, filtering the rather low SNR of the lossy threads is just a waste of time.

In the same instant, I don't see the point for subforums like "MPC Musepack" which see very little traffic. Back in the day this might've been different. I'd suggest to merge those threads together with "other lossy codecs".

The only other suggestion I'd do, is to create another level of hierarchy, something like "xiph" and sort all related subforums under that. so Vorbis, FLAC, Opus, Speex, etc. can get their own subforums without cluttering the higher level oh hierarchy.


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