Swiss Digital Radio Bitrates

This page was last updated on April 27 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.

Swiss PSB Digital Radio Bitrates
Platform Online DAB+ Satellite 
  Station Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio Bitrate Audio
SRF (Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen)
SRF 1 256 kbps Stereo
SRF 2 Kultur 256 kbps Stereo
SRF 3 256 kbps Stereo
SRF 4 News 256 kbps Stereo
SRF Musikwelle 256 kbps Stereo
SRF Virus 256 kbps Stereo
SRF 1 AG SO 256 kbps Stereo
SRF 1 BS 256 kbps Stereo
SRF 1 BE FR VS 256 kbps Stereo
SRF 1 LU 256 kbps Stereo
SRF 1 SG 256 kbps Stereo
SRF 1 ZH SH 256 kbps Stereo
SRF 1 GR 256 kbps Stereo

RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse)
RTS 1ere 256 kbps Stereo
Espace 2 256 kbps Stereo
Couleur3 256 kbps Stereo
Option Musique 256 kbps Stereo

RSI (Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana)
Rete Uno 256 kbps Stereo
Rete Due 256 kbps Stereo
Rete Tre 256 kbps Stereo

RTR (Radiotelevisiun Svizra Rumantscha)
Radio Rumantsch 256 kbps Stereo

Radio Swiss
Swiss Classic 256 kbps Stereo
Swiss Pop 256 kbps Stereo
Swiss Jazz 256 kbps Stereo
Swiss Classique 256 kbps Stereo
Swiss Classica 256 kbps Stereo
256 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
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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