[Ffmpeg-devel] ffmpeg audio resolution

Axel Holzinger aholzinger
Fri Sep 15 15:42:12 CEST 2006

Bonjour Guillaume,

> Hi,
> On 9/15/06, Axel Holzinger <aholzinger at gmx.de> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I found out that ffmpeg truncates audio with higher resolution
> to 16 bit.
> > ffmpeg does this even without dithering, which leads to noticeable
> > artefacts. This is preventing ffmpeg from professional use in audio
> > applications.
> >
> > Is this intentional? If no, what is the technical background for this
> > limitation?
> I don't think it's intentional, could you maybe provide a sample with
> such high resolution?

Yes, I can supply a short sample of a wave file with synthetic audio data.
Then you can easily see what's going on. Where shall I post it (it's only


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