Austrian Digital Radio Bitrates

This page was last updated on July 29 2021
This is a list of Public Service and commercial radio stations in Austria, comparing audio bitrates for online streams, DAB+, and satellite.

Please contact the site with any corrections or additions to this list.

EU Digital Bitrates

Joint Stereo – Audio mode in which two channels forming a stereo pair (left and right) are encoded within the one-bit stream and for which stereophonic irrelevance or redundancy is exploited for further bit reduction.
Mono LSF (Low Sampling Frequency) – Low bitrate encoding with halved sampling rate.
HE-AAC (High-Efficiency Advanced Audio Coding) – More efficient high-quality multichannel and stereo audio codec used with DAB+.

Audio codec: MPEG 1 Layer II
Better than FM quality requires 192-256 kbps
Similar to FM quality requires 160-192 kbps
Acceptable, worse than FM 128-160 kbps
(Based on stereo services)

Audio codec: aacPlus v2
Better than FM quality requires 56-96 kbps
Similar to FM quality requires 40-64 kbps
Acceptable, worse than FM 24-48 kbps
(Based on stereo services)


 

Public Service Digital Radio Bitrates

This list of digital radio bitrates is provided in good faith, 100% accuracy can not be guaranteed, as changes periodically occur on the various platforms used by Public Service Radio in .
Below are audio bitrate comparisons for the PSB digital radio station, DAB+, Terrstrial and satellite. 
Please email any corrections or additional information and have them included.

ORF Digital Radio Bitrates
Platform Online DAB+ Satellite 
ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk)
  Station Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio
Österreich 1 192 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 256 kbps Stereo
Österreich 2 (All Regional variations) 192 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 256 kbps Stereo
Hitradio Ö3 192 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 160 kbps Stereo
FM4 192 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 192 kbps Stereo
Österreich 2
Österreich 2 (Ö2) is the overall term used to refer the network of nine regional radio services provided by Austria’s national public service broadcasting organisation ORF.

Radio Burgenland: Burgenland
Radio Kärnten: Carinthia
Radio Niederösterreich: Lower Austria
Radio Oberösterreich: Upper Austria
Radio Salzburg: Salzburg
Radio Steiermark: Styria
Radio Tirol: Tyrol and South Tyrol
Radio Vorarlberg: Vorarlberg
Radio Wien: Vienna

 


 

Commercial Digital Radio Bitrates

This list of digital radio bitrates is provided in good faith, 100% accuracy can not be guaranteed, as changes periodically occur on the various platforms used.
Below are audio bitrate comparisons for commercial digital radio stations, Online streams, DAB+ and satellite.
Please email any corrections or additional information and have them included.

Commercial Digital Radio Bitrates
Platform Online DAB+ Satellite
Station Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio
Supra-regional
Antenne Salzburg 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Antenne Tirol 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Arabella Gold ? Stereo 72 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
ARBÖ-Radio 128 kbps Stereo 72 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
CITY23 ? Stereo 72 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Energy FM (Regional var.) 192 kbps Stereo 72 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
ERF Plus 320 kbps Stereo 40 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
jö.live 192 kbps Stereo 72 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Klassik Radio ? Stereo 72 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
KroneHit 256 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
LoungeFM 128 kbps Stereo 40 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
MEGA Radio ? Stereo 72 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Mein Kinderradio 192 kbps Stereo 40 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
MUSIKWELLE 192 kbps Stereo 72 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
NOW Radio 192 kbps Stereo 72 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Radio 88.6 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Radio Arabella 96 kbps Stereo 72 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Rock Antenne Österreich 128 kbps/64 kbps aac Stereo 72 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Radio Austria 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
RADIO FANTASY ? Stereo 96 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Radio Flamingo ? Stereo 72 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Radio klassik Stephansdom 128 kbps Stereo 72 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Radio Maria 160 kbps Stereo 72 kbps Stereo 64 kbps Mono
Radio RADIESCHEN ? Stereo 64 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Radio RU 192 kbps Stereo 72 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Radio SOL 192 kbps Stereo 72 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Technikum One 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Welle 1 (Regional variations) 256 kbps Stereo 72 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Wien & Niederösterreich (Vienna & Lower Austria)
98.3 superfly 192 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Donau Radio – Musikwelle 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Radio 88.6 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kärnten (Carinthia)
Antenne Kärnten 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Salzburg
Radio Alpina 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Styria
Antenne Steiermark 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Njoy Radio 192 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Radio Soundportal 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Radio Grün-Weiß 128 kbps/64 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Radio Eins N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tyrol
Klassik Radio N/A N/A N/A N/A
Life Radio (Regional variations) 192 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Radio Osttirol 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Radio U1 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 160 kbps Stereo
Oberösterreich (Upper Austria)
Life Radio 192 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Vorarlberg
Antenne Vorarlberg 256 kbps/128 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Stream Formats:
Windows Media requires Windows Media Player
MP3 requires a streaming MP3 player such as Winamp, iTunes, Foobar2000 or VLC Media player
Ogg Vorbis requires an Ogg Vorbis compatible player such as Winamp, Foobar2000 or VLC Media player
aacPlus requires an aacPlus player such as Winamp 5.08+, Foobar2000 or VLC Media player
Software
Foobar2000
iTunes
VLC Player
Winamp
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