Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Revolutionary audio codec delivers quality at much lower bit rates

A new audio codec has been introduced that will dramatically reduce the cost of audio streaming on the web, on mobile phones, and improve audio encoding for digital radio.

The new MPEG coding, called xHE-AAC is the latest upgrade to the AAC family of audio compression algorithms, pioneered by the not for profit research organisation Fraunhofer. It provides extended high efficiency (xHE) encoding of AAC compression, which explains the acronym.

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