French Digital Radio Bitrates

French Digital Radio Bitrates

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This is a list of PSB and commercial radio stations in France, comparing audio bitrates for online streams, including live streams, DAB, TNT and satellite.
Please contact the site with any corrections or additions to this list.

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)


 

Radio France Bitrates

 

Radio France Digital Radio Bitrates
Platform Online DAB TNT Satellite
Station Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio
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French Commercial Digital Radio Bitrates

This list of UK 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, Freeview and satellite (Freesat and Sky).
Please email any corrections or additional information and have them included.

Commercial Digital Radio Bitrates
Platform Online DAB TNT Satellite
Station Bitrate MP3 Bitrate AAC Audio Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio
                 
Radio Streams
Many radio stations also have lower bitrate streams available.
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
Radio on DAB
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