Norweigian Digital Radio Bitrates

This page was last updated on August 18 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)

ADTS
Audio Data Transport Stream (ADTS) is a container format specified by MPEG-4 Part 3 for audio data, intended to be used for streamed audio, such as for Internet radio. It is, essentially, an almost bare stream of AAC audio data, comprised of ADTS frames with a minimal header.

SBR
Spectral Band Replication (SBR) is a technology to enhance audio or speech codecs, especially at low bit rates and is based on harmonic redundancy in the frequency domain.


 

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.

NRK Digital Radio Bitrates
Platform Online DAB+ Satellite 
  Station Bitrate MP3 Bitrate AAC Audio Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio
NRK P1 Buskerud 192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK P1 Finnmark  192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK P1 Hordaland 192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK P1 Innlandet  192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK P1 Møre og Romsdal  192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK P1 Nordland  192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK P1 Rogaland  192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK P1 Sogn og Fjordane  192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK P1 Sørlandet  192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK P1 Telemark  192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK P1 Troms  192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK P1 Trøndelag  192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK P1 Vestfold  192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK P1 Østfold  192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK P1 Østlandssendingen  192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK P2  192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK P3  192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK Klassisk  192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK Sami Radio  192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK mP3  192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK Alltid Nyheter 192 kbps 107 – 154 kbps Stereo 48 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK P13 192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK Været til sjøs N/A N/A N/A 24 kbps aac Mono 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK Radio Super 192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK P1+ 192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK Jazz 192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK Sport 192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 64 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK Folkemusikk 192 kbps 107 – 128 kbps Stereo 80 kbps aac Stereo 60 – 72 kbps aac Stereo
NRK Trafikk N/A N/A N/A 24 kbps aac Mono N/A N/A
NRK on satellite
NRK stations on satellite are all AAC using a variable bitrate of around 60 – 72 kbps.
NRK AAC Streams
NRK AAC radio streams use a variable bitrate of between 107 – 154 kbps though are usually around 128 kbps AAC using Audio Data Transport Stream (ADTS) codec and AAC extension SBR (Spectral Band Replication).

 


 

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
BIG HIPHOP & RNB Stereo 56 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
KISS N’DANCE Stereo 48 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
NORSK POP Stereo 64 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
NRJ NORGE Stereo 64 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
P24-7 KOS Stereo 56 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
P24-7 MIX Stereo 56 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
P4 LydenAvNorge Stereo 128 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
P5 Hits Stereo 64 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
P6 Rock Stereo 64 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
P7 Klem Stereo 64 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
P8 Pop 80s & 90s Stereo 56 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
P9 Retro Stereo 64 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
P10 Country Stereo 64 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
RADIO NORGE Stereo 64 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
RADIO ROCK Stereo 72 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
TOPP40 Stereo 64 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
VINYL Stereo 72 kbps aac Stereo N/A N/A
DAB+
Please note that some stations on DAB+ may not be availanle in all areas. Overspill from neighbouring areas may make reception of some stations available outside of their intended areas of reception.
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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