Recently, the audio video coding standard workgroup of China issued a call for proposal for audio lossless coding. Several proposals were received, in which the proposal from the Institute for Infocomm Research was selected as Reference Model (RM). The RM is based on time-domain linear prediction and residual entropy coding. It introduces a novel residual pre-processing method for random access data frames, and a memory-efficient arithmetic coder with dynamic symbol probability generation. The performance of RM is found to be comparable to those of MPEG-4 ALS and SLS. The AVS lossless coding is expected to be finalized in the end of 2010. It will become the latest extension of the AVS-P3 audio coding standard.
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