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Opusenc is a command line tool used for encoding and decoding audio files using the Opus audio codec.

The Opus codec is known for its high compression efficiency and low latency, making it suitable for a wide range of applications, including online streaming, voice over IP (VoIP), and real-time communication.

Opusenc allows users to convert audio files to the Opus format, providing control over various parameters such as bit rate, audio quality, and channel configuration.

The tool supports various input formats, including WAV, FLAC, and Ogg Vorbis, and can produce output files in the Opus (.opus) format.

Opusenc also offers features like variable bit rate (VBR) encoding, which adjusts the bit rate dynamically based on the complexity of the audio content, resulting in better quality for a given file size.

Users can specify the target bit rate or use the automatic mode to let the encoder determine the optimal bit rate.

Opusenc also supports simultaneous multichannel encoding, allowing users to encode multiple channels, up to 255, in a single Opus stream.

The tool provides options for adjusting the encoding quality, allowing users to control the balance between compression efficiency and audio fidelity.

Opusenc is an open-source tool and is part of the Opus software package, which is actively maintained and developed by the Xiph.Org Foundation.

Opusenc is available for various operating systems, including Linux, Windows, and macOS.

List of commands for opusenc:

  • opusenc:tldr:42fc7 opusenc: Convert speech audio at the lowest quality level.
    $ opusenc ${path-to-input-wav} --downmix-mono --bitrate ${6} ${path-to-out}.opus
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  • opusenc:tldr:80db7 opusenc: Convert stereo audio at the highest quality level.
    $ opusenc --bitrate ${512} ${path-to-input-wav} ${path-to-output}.opus
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  • opusenc:tldr:e9b9c opusenc: Convert WAV to Opus using default options.
    $ opusenc ${path-to-input-wav} ${path-to-output}.opus
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