AES E-Library

AES E-Library

Multi-Channel Goes Mobile: MPEG Surround Binaural Rendering

Document Thumbnail

Surround sound is on the verge of broad adoption in consumers’ homes, for digital broadcasting and even for Internet services. The currently developed MPEG Surround technology offers bitrate efficient and mono/stereo compatible transmission of high-quality multi-channel audio. This enables multi-channel services for applications where mono or stereo backwards compatibility is required as well as applications with severely bandwidth limited distribution channels. This paper outlines a significant addition to the MPEG Surround specification which enables computationally efficient decoding of MPEG Surround data into binaural stereo as is appropriate for appealing surround sound reproduction on mobile devices, such as cellular phones. The publication describes the basics of the underlying MPEG Surround architecture, the binaural decoding process, and subjective testing results.

AES Conference:
Paper Number:
Publication Date:

Click to purchase paper as a non-member 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 $33 for non-members and is free for AES members and E-Library subscribers.

Learn more about the AES E-Library

E-Library Location:

Start a discussion about this paper!

AES - Audio Engineering Society