Italian Digital Bitrates

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

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

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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.

Rai Digital Radio Bitrates
Platform Online DAB+ Satellite 
  Station Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio
Rai Radio 1 192 kbps Stereo
Rai Radio 2 192 kbps Stereo
Rai Radio 3 192 kbps Stereo
Rai Radio 3 Classica 192 kbps Stereo
Rai Gr Parlamento 128 kbps Stereo
Rai Isoradio 128 kbps Stereo
Rai Südtirol N/A N/A
Rai Radio Trst A N/A N/A
Rai Radio Tutta Italiana 192 kbps Stereo
Rai Radio Techete’ 192 kbps Stereo
Rai Radio Live 192 kbps Stereo
Rai Radio Kids 192 kbps Stereo
Rai Radio 1 Sport 192 kbps Stereo
Rai Radio 2 Indie 192 kbps Stereo

 


 

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
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