Performance Comparison of Linear Prediction based Vocoders in Linux Platform
Linear predictive coders form an important class of speech coders. This paper describes the software level implementation of linear prediction based vocoders, viz. Code Excited Linear Prediction (CELP), Low-Delay CELP (LD-CELP) and Mixed Excitation Linear Prediction (MELP) at bit rates of 4.8 kb/s, 16 kb/s and 2.4 kb/s respectively. The C programs of the vocoders have been compiled and executed in Linux platform. Subjective testing with the help of mean opinion score test has been performed. Waveform analysis has been done using Praat and Adobe audition software.