Category: HD Voice
Some good news from the read worthy Skype Journal: Skype SILK codec in the IETF standards process.
This IS major news. As Phil Wolff points out, one of the three obstacles for Skype is now being solved. In my opinion, the codec issue has been one of the most difficult for Skype - along with the Joltid issues.
From my perspective, one of the good thing about the SILK Speech Codec being put through an ITEF track is that the codec is now becoming open and usable for more than Skype users.
You have heard nothing until you have experience HD Voice (Wideband Audio) - even on equipment that does not physically support HD Voice.
The first time I experience HD Voice where by using two Snom telephones. Quality was very good, better than using G.711. Then exchanging the standard Snom receiver with their Klar Voice - and was literally blown away.
Due to the increased focus on HD Voice theses days, there will always be a lot of "nay-sayers" around. These people will write and say things that might not be quite true - or they will state right out speculative non-issues.
Actually, these people are spreading wrong information and myths.