Better-quality voice calling, complete with silences and breath sounds?
August 17, 2011 4:23 PM Subscribe
Is there any VOIP or other audio-chat-over-the-internet software that doesn't massively compress the audio and flatten quiet moments into complete silence?
posted by dmd to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
In the old days of analog phone lines, a long intimate phone conversation could consist of periods of silence where two people could just be companionable together and sometimes just listen to each other breathe. Now it seems that digital protocols - especially when using internet calling - make the sound quality vastly worse than it used to be, and most importantly when you're not actively speaking NO sound is transmitted - breath sounds are completely quashed.
Is there any way to up the bandwidth - especially the minimum bandwidth - and get those important breath sounds in the quiet periods back?