VoxWare MetaSound Audio CoDec

Updated: 28 Jul 2004

Voxware provides high-quality sound using low- to mid-range bit rates. It comes with a variety of mono and stereo audio formats to choose from depending on your network bandwidth.
It is also suitable for encoding mono voice-only content at extremely low bit-rates.

MetaVoice works far FAR better than MP3 and even WMA at very low bit rates.

You can get very good speech quality at 2kbit/sec! (Note I said "bits" not "bytes" - you can't touch that with MP3.)

It'll do soundtrack noises pretty well too, although it can get muddy if there's too much going on.

Using the MetaSound codec and upping the bit rate to a whopping 8 or 16kbit/sec will fix this.

The best part is there are no restrictions on the Voxware codecs - you can use'em in pretty much anything and they'll play.


- Audio Codec Tag 75 may be requested when VoxWare MetaSound Audio CoDec is missing.

How to install VoxWare MetaSound Audio CoDec:

- Uncompress the files from "VoxWare_MSA_CoDec.zip" archive, right-click on the "voxacm.inf" file and select Install.
- You may encounter a prompt saying: "The software you are installing for this hardware... has not passed Windows Logo testing..."; click on the Continue Anyway button.
- "voxacm.inf" file can be hidden; find out how to show hidden files from here (Windows XP users) or here (Windows 9x/Me users).


VoxWare MetaSound Audio CoDec
on 03 June 2012, reviewed by: David ProjecKt

What the Heck? I was so pleased to be able to finally play a concert video hidden on a CD ...


VoxWare MetaSound Audio CoDec
on 02 November 2011, reviewed by: Richard

Doesn't do anything and there are no inf files. The other comment about audacity is totally incorrect. It will not ...

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