The Vorbis Encoder Page

On this page you can specify how your raw audio data should be encoded with the Vorbis codec, choosing either a target Bit Rate or a target Quality.

Most people prefer to target a bit rate because it makes bandwith consumption more predictable. However, targeting quality instead allows the encoder to choose a relatively constant quality level for the audio stream, regardless of the bit rate or other properties of the stream.

The Bit Rate field may take a number of Kilobits per second. It is very hard to recommend a suitable bitrate because it depends on a number of factors, including the sounds in the content, as well as your total available bandwidth and the bandwidth of your viewers.

The Quality field may take a value between 0 and 1.0, with higher values meaning higher quality with less loss of detail.

The worker drop-down choice allows you to choose what computer this component should run on, for instance if the camera is attached to a different computer that is available via the network. This allows you to distribute tasks across several server computers. See the Deployment chapter to learn how to create extra workers. The Configuration Assistant would then offer these workers in the drop-down choice after connecting to their manager.

See also the vorbis-encoder component reference documentation.

Figure E.23. The Configuration Assistant's Vorbis Encoder Page

The Configuration Assistant's Vorbis Encoder Page