French Digital Radio Bitrates

This page was last updated on April 30 2020
This is a list of Public Service and commercial radio stations in France, comparing audio bitrates for online streams, DAB+, and satellite.

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

European Radio
European Radio Streams
European 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+ and satellite. 
Please email any corrections or additional information and have them included.

Débits de radio numérique du service public français

Cette liste de débits de radio numérique est fournie de bonne foi, une précision à 100% ne peut pas être garantie, car des changements se produisent périodiquement sur les différentes plates-formes utilisées par la radio de service public au. Vous trouverez ci-dessous des comparaisons de débits audio pour la station de radio numérique de service public, DAB + et le satellite.
Veuillez envoyer toute correction ou information supplémentaire par e-mail et les inclure.

 French PSB Digital Radio Bitrates
Platform Online DAB+ Satellite 
  Station Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio
Radio France
FIP 128 kbps & 192 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A 256 kbps Stereo
France Bleu (31 regional stations) 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 192 kbps Stereo
France Culture 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 192 kbps Stereo
France Info 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 64 kbps Mono
France Inter 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 192 kbps Stereo
France Musique 128 kbps & 192 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A 256 kbps Stereo
Le Mouv’ 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 192 kbps Stereo

France Medias Monde (Radio France Internationale)
RFI (Astra 1 at 19.2° East) 64 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 64 kbps Mono
RFI Germany N/A N/A N/A N/A 128 kbps Stereo
RFI Prague N/A N/A N/A N/A 128 kbps Stereo
RFI Metropole N/A N/A N/A N/A 128 kbps Stereo
RFI Bucarest N/A N/A N/A N/A 128 kbps Stereo
RFI Erevan N/A N/A N/A N/A 128 kbps Stereo
RFI Chisinau N/A N/A N/A N/A 128 kbps Stereo
RFI Albania N/A N/A N/A N/A 128 kbps Stereo
RFI Libian N/A N/A N/A N/A 128 kbps Stereo
RFI Persian 64 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 128 kbps Stereo
RFI Français N/A N/A N/A N/A 128 kbps Stereo
RFI Langues Est N/A N/A N/A N/A 128 kbps Stereo
RFI Langues Div N/A N/A N/A N/A 128 kbps Stereo
RFI Afrique 64 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 128 kbps Stereo
RFI Divers 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A 128 kbps Stereo
RFI 64 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 128 kbps Stereo
RFI RMC MO N/A N/A N/A N/A 128 kbps Stereo

France Télévisions
Guadeloupe La Première 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A Unknown Unknown
Guyane La Première 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A Unknown Unknown
Martinque La Première 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A Unknown Unknown
Mayotte La Première 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A Unknown Unknown
Nouvelle-Caledonie La Première 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A Unknown Unknown
Polynésie La Première 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A Unknown Unknown
Réunion La Première 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A Unknown Unknown
Sait-Pierre et Miquelon La Première 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A Unknown Unknown
Wallis-et-Futuna La Première 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A Unknown Unknown
DAB+
The National multiplexes for France (National 1 & 2), are expected to be on-air during 2020.
Radio France Internationale (RFI)
Theses services are aimed at overseas listeners, apart from online streams and satellite feeds they are not available in Metropolitan France.
La Première Radio
These services are intended for France’s overseas departments (Département d’outre-mer) and overseas collectivities (Collectivité d’outre-mer), apart from online streams they are not available in Metropolitan France.
Satellite
French radio is available in Europe on the Astra 1 group of satellites at 19.2° East and on Eutelsat 5 West at 5.0°W.

 


 

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.

Débits de radio numérique commerciale français

Cette liste de débits radio numériques est fournie de bonne foi, une précision à 100% ne peut pas être garantie, car des changements se produisent périodiquement sur les différentes plateformes utilisées.
Vous trouverez ci-dessous des comparaisons de débits audio pour les stations de radio numériques commerciales, les flux en ligne, DAB + et les satellites.
Veuillez envoyer toute correction ou information supplémentaire par e-mail et les inclure.

 French Commercial Digital Radio Bitrates
Platform Online DAB+ Satellite
  Station Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio
Espace Group
Alpes 1 128 kbps & 64 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Jazz Radio 128 kbps & 64 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A 192 kbps Stereo
Générations 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Là la Radio 128 kbps & 64 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
La Radio Plus 128 kbps & 64 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
MFM Radio 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
ODS Radio 128 kbps & 64 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Radio Espace 192 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
RVA 128 kbps & 64 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Virage Radio 128 kbps & 64 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A

Groupe Les Échos
Radio Classique 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 256 kbps Stereo

ISA Media Development
N’Radio 128 kbps & 48 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Radio ISA 128 kbps & 32 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Radio No1 96 kbps & 48 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A

Lagardère Active
Europe 1 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 192 kbps Stereo
RFM 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 192 kbps Stereo
Virgin Radio 128 kbps & 128 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A 192 kbps Stereo

NextRadioTV
BFM Business 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
RMC (France) 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A

Nova Press
Radio Nova 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 192 kbps Stereo
TSF Jazz 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 192 kbps Stereo

NRJ Group
Chérie FM 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 192 kbps Stereo
Nostalgie 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 192 kbps Stereo
NRJ 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 192 kbps Stereo
Rire & Chansons 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 192 kbps Stereo

Groupe Orbus
Skyrock 128 kbps & 64 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A 192 kbps Stereo

RTL Group
Fun Radio 192 kbps & 72 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A 192 kbps Stereo
RTL 192 kbps & 72 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A 192 kbps Stereo
RTL 2 192 kbps & 72 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A 192 kbps Stereo

Sud Radio Groupe
Black Box 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Forum 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Latina 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ouï FM 192 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 192 kbps Stereo
Sud Radio 128 kbps & 64 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Vibration 128 kbps & 64 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Voltage 128 kbps & 38 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Wit FM 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A

Other radio stations
Beur FM 128 kbps & 64 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A 192 kbps Stereo
Contact 192 kbps Stereo N/A N/A 128 kbps Stereo
Mona FM 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Phare FM 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Radio FG 128 kbps & 64 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A 192 kbps Stereo
RCF (Radios chrétiennes francophones) 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
Radio Courtoisie 128 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
MÉLODY 320 kbps Stereo N/A N/A N/A N/A
MOSAIQUE RADIOS Unknown Unknown N/A N/A 192 kbps Stereo
RADIO NOTRE DAME 128 kbps Mono N/A N/A 192 kbps Stereo
N/A N/A 96 kbps Mono
DAB+
The National multiplexes for France (National 1 & 2), are expected to be on-air during 2020.
Satellite
French radio is available in Europe on the Astra 1 group of satellites at 19.2° East and on Eutelsat 5 West at 5.0°W.

 

Share Button