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Voice Audio Codec Poll

Discussion in 'Counter-Strike Source Chat' started by Nomy, Jun 17, 2017.

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Which voice audio codec do you prefer?

  1. Speex (old)

  2. CELT (new)

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  1. Nomy
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    Hey guys,
    Please vote for the voice audio codec you prefer or think is better.

    Speex is the original/older codec used on CS:S.
    CELT is the newer one introduced on TF2 and CS:GO before being added to CS:S.

    On paper, CELT has higher bitrate and lower latency than Speex.
     
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    Might aswell try the new and if people don't like it we can always go back. Definitely worth a try.
     
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    There is no question about which is better choice.

    And nosteam players should just get a proper copy from summer sales.
     
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    Mics sound amazing now. Being nosteam is a bit annoying but as pasi said summer sales are coming :D
     
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    The new CELT codec works for non steamers too.
     
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    @Nomy it should but seems like it has made audio quality (in and out) worse for nonsteamers.

    Might be a bad rip or just that their pc is so potato that their audio card cant handle CELT.

    Still: Speex never again
     
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    The quality is also dictated by the hardware they use but that wasn't my point. Even if they buy the game and use on same hardware, it will still suck right?
    I'm just saying the new voice codec works for non steamers.
     
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    A nosteam person in server today joined and couldn't hear any voices, after trying some things he mentioned that the command 'sv_voicecodec vaudio_celt' works in console just in case the new codec doesn't work for them.
     
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    I just joined the JB server and everyone sounds crackly as all hell.
     
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    @topbadge try what Ollie mentioned

    but CELT has also lag compression that might be the cause. CELT has very low delay and therefore it compresses according to your ping.
     
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    What did Ollie mention?
     
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    @Topdbadge by ollie I meant georgelad... I never make mistakes
     
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