Bulgarian Digital radio Bitrates

This page was last updated on August 4 2021
This is a list of Public Service and commercial radio stations in Bulgaria, comparing audio bitrates for online streams, DAB+, and satellite.

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

EU Digital Bitrates


 

Audio Information

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.

PSB Digital Radio Bitrates
Platform Online DAB+ Satellite 
  Station Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio

Bulgarian National Radio (BNR)
Bulgarian National Radio (Българско национално радио) is Bulgaria‘s national radio broadcasting organisation. It operates two national and nine regional channels, as well as an international service – Radio Bulgaria – which broadcasts in 11 languages.

BNR Horizont 38 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
BNR Hristo Botev 38 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
BNR Radio Blagoevgrad 38 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
Radio Burgas 38 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
Radio Kardzhali 38 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
Radio Plovdiv 38 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
Radio Shumen 38 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
Radio Sofiya 38 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
Radio Stara Zagora 38 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
Radio Varna 38 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
Radio Vidin 38 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
Radio Bulgaria 38 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A

 


 

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
Bulgaria on air 192 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
BG Radio 48 kbps Mono N/A N/A
bTV Radio 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
City Radio 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Classic FM (Bulgaria) 192 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Darik Radio 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
FM+ 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Focus 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Fresh 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Jazz FM (Bulgaria) 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Magic FM (Bulgaria) 36 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
Melody Radio 128 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
Nova News 48 kbps Mono N/A N/A
NRJ (Bulgaria) 48 kbps Mono N/A N/A
N-JOY (Bulgaria) 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Radio 1 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Radio 1 Rock 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Radio Nova 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Radio Viva 192 kbps Stereo N/A N/A
Radio Zetra 256 kbps Stereo N/A
The Voice (Bulgaria) 96 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
Veronica 48 kbps Mono N/A N/A
Veselina 96 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
Z-Rock 128 kbps Stereo 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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