AES Store

Journal Forum

Reflecting on Reflections - June 2014

Audibility of a CD-Standard A/DA/A Loop Inserted into High-Resolution Audio Playback - September 2007

Quiet Thoughts on a Deafening Problem - May 2014
1 comment

Access Journal Forum

AES E-Library

Quality Improvement of Scalable Audio Codec Based on Phase Estimation Technique For Reconstructed Harmonic Structure

A spectral oriented trees based audio coder with harmonic structure reconstruction was proposed recently. Its fine scalability, low complexity, and almost MP3 quality make it suitable for Internet applications. However, during the reconstruction process, the phase information of reconstructed coefficient is absent. This may create phase discontinuities between two adjacent frames. It is audible in listening tests and makes the objective grade degraded for many testing sources. In this paper, we presented a new inter/intra-frame phase estimation method to reduce the problem and a refined harmonic reconstruction method is also applied. The quality improvement is significant. It outperforms the previous method and its performance is closer to the popular MP3pro for many audio music sources.

AES Convention: Paper Number:
Publication Date:

Click to purchase paper or login as an AES member. If your company or school subscribes to the E-Library then switch to the institutional version. If you are not an AES member and would like to subscribe to the E-Library then Join the AES!

This paper costs $20 for non-members, $5 for AES members and is free for E-Library subscribers.

Learn more about the AES E-Library

E-Library Location:

Start a discussion about this paper!

Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Google+   YouTube   RSS News Feeds  
AES - Audio Engineering Society